Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing
Adult Enrichment / Health & Wellness -
Winter/ Spring 2021
You will be guided on an immersive, meditative, and therapeutic forest walk based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. Slow down and connect your senses to the healing, stress-reducing beauty of a little-known corner of Minneapolis' green forested spaces.
Please note: MDH and CDC guidelines for safe distancing and masks will be followed on this experience.
Guests should wear hiking boots/shoes, clothing/gear appropriate for weather. Walk will be held in the rain, but not thunderstorms. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to walk. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated due to the immersive nature of the program. Please leave mobile phones in car for duration of walk.
David, Principal, Motz Studios is a Minneapolis-based provider of therapeutic forest immersion walks based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin Yoku, or 'forest bathing', which emphasizes the healing power of nature. The firm is also a design and landscape architecture consultancy with a focus on biophilic and salutogenic design.
David is an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Forest Therapy Trail Certification Consultant, and award-winning Landscape Architect with nearly 20 years of design experience.
Motz Studios draws on David’s international expertise in Japan and the U.K. Fellowships in both cultures deepened his study of design, arts, history, mysticism and spirituality, and their connection to nature.