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Canceled | Spring Equinox Meditation

Health/Wellness Nature
Art Trail Great Hall
$8 ($5/members)
Trail curving to left, green trees and bushes, and dogwood trees in bloom

This event has been canceled.

Celebrate the Spring Equinox and the turning of the seasons with a special outdoor meditation event along the Art Trail!

“Forest Bathing,” or shinrin-yoku, is an evidence-based, holistic practice that uses immersion in natural environments to promote health and wellness. Join guest instructor and Forest Therapy Guide Emmie Brenzel in the Great Hall, then head onto the trail as we learn about the history behind “forest bathing” and discover the health benefits of Nature and Forest Therapy.

This experiential class will feature trail walking, slow movements in nature, deep listening, and close observation practices, along with optional discussion and sharing. You’ll experience a guided Forest Therapy walk, and identify nature practices that you can take with you into your everyday life to enhance physical, mental, and/or spiritual well-being. We’ll conclude with a closing tea ceremony followed by the Skyspace light display.

Whether you’re an experienced serenity-seeker or just curious about finding a little more balance, this program is beginner-friendly and open to meditators of all experience levels. A short walk along a paved path may be required. We encourage you to dress for the weather, preferably with layers, keeping in mind that temperatures will be cooler when stationary or resting on the ground.

Tickets are $8 ($5 for members), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.


About the Instructor

Forest Therapy Guide Emmie Brenzel

Emmie Brenzel

Emmie Brenzel has over thirty years of experience in Holistic Health and Wellness working as a Registered Nurse and Health Coach. Her background includes training in a variety of complementary health practices and knowledge of the human energy system as a Healing Touch Practitioner. She has been certified as a Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and graduated from the Osage Forest of Peace School of Spiritual Direction. Emmie owns a local business, Ozark Forest Therapy, providing group Forest Therapy Walks and Eco-Spiritual Direction.



Health and Wellness Programs sponsored by Mindy and Bob Rich Family Foundation and Nice-Pak Products, Inc.