SAGES: Forest Bathing

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Thursday November 1

10:00 AM  –  1:00 PM


Learn about the general principles and health and wellness benefits behind Shinrin-Yoku, or the Japanese practice of experiencing the forest and its health benefits. Commonly known as “forest bathing, ”this health practice has been growing since the 1980s in Japan and more recently in the U.S.. This talk is presented by Michael Beezhold, Forest Therapy Guide in Training, as certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.  Mr. Beezhold has an MS in Forestry, has worked previously at the Missouri Department of Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City, and was the Manager of the Lenexa, KS Rain to Recreation program preserving and restoring the City's natural resources.  Following the talk, stay for short walk and a healthy box lunch and to explore the beauty of Powell Gardens to feed your body and soul.

Program will be held in the Visitor Center Multipurpose Room and the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel.

$35/per person (includes a box lunch)

Refund policy: Full refunds for those enrolled in classes, events or other programs will be given if the refund request is made seven days prior to the scheduled class or event date (see full refund policy)