Fall Forest Bathing - A Mindful Walk in the Beauty of Fall

Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Black Hawk County

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Forest bathing is a slow-paced, therapeutic, guided walk that promotes wellness through a series of gentle, sensory-opening invitations. This practice helps participants to slow down, be in the moment, address circling thoughts, and heighten their senses. It’s a time for individual, quiet reflection. Studies have shown a wide array of health benefits to being in nature, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and to help stabilize mood and improve cognition. A growing number of health professionals are prescribing a walk in the woods to complement or even substitute for traditional medicine. Most walks don’t travel far and are on a relatively flat trail to accommodate those with mobility issues. Please call Connie Svoboda, Certified Forest Therapy Guide at Hartman Reserve with any questions or concerns, 319-277-2187.

$25.00 per person for this 3-hour forest bathing event. Limit 15 people.

Registration deadline is Friday, September 29 at 4:00 PM, after which time an email will be sent to forest bathing participants with instructions specific to the event. Contact Connie at 319-277-2187 with any questions. Forest bathing is beneficial for all ages; however, this particular forest bathing session is for ages 18+.

Please note: Private walks are available at any time for families, organizations, or groups. Call Connie at 319-277-2187 to schedule a private walk.

Hartman Refund Policy: Refunds will only be given in the case of a documented medical emergency or funeral for programs more than $10. If program cost is under $10, a program voucher will be offered for a future program. If a program is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen reasons, then a similar program will be offered in its place.

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Fall Forest Bathing - A Mindful Walk in the Beauty of Fall


Sunday, October 1, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hartman Reserve
657 Reserve Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Adults - $25.00