AE22 Forest Bathing in the Arboretum Forest

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Saturday August 13

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9:00 AM  –  11:30 AM

Forest Bathing in the Arboretum Forest 

ONSITE | Saturday, August 13, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Christa Hebal

$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 Christa Hebal 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. 


Christa Hebal is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Born and raised in northeast Tennessee, she has lived in Asheville for 20 years. Christa is an explorer at heart, and also loves to help others encounter wholeness through embodiment and nature connection practices. She has had a professional bodywork practice for 14 years as a nationally certified Massage Therapist, and is also a practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®, Usui Reiki Master, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, and Certified Traditional Herbalist. She is also currently certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid.



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