AE22 Forest Bathing in the Arboretum Forest

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Saturday August 27

9:00 AM  –  11:30 AM

Forest Bathing in the Arboretum Forest 

ONSITE | Saturday, August 27, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Kelly Bruce

$45 Non-Member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 15 Participants



Join a certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing 2.5-hour walk in the Arboretum forest. Be present in the moment and deepen your connection in nature and in community. Guide Kelly Bruce will extend a series of invitations, instructing participants in mindful practices that encourage deepening levels of awareness of inner and surrounding landscapes. Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of immersing oneself in a forest environment, a forest bathing walk can invite healing on many levels, starting within and moving outward in the renewed intention to protect where we are in place and on the planet.

Immerse yourself in the therapeutic benefits of nature through this unique collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours and Adult Education Programs at the Arboretum. 


Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest therapy guide and nature connection mentor. Her career path includes journalism and communications, but her true passion is being in nature and inspiring others to get outside. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where she works with the young and young at heart to explore and enhance their relationship with the natural world. Her mission is to share the practice of forest bathing and help cultivate a deeper connection with nature, community and ourselves.


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