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Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing


Adult Enrichment / Health & Wellness -
Summer 2021

You will be guided on an immersive, meditative, and therapeutic forest walk based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. Slow down and intentionally connect your senses to the healing, stress-reducing beauty of a little-known corner of  the metro area's green forested space. 

Scheduled summer experiences:

Wood-Rill Scientific & Natural Area (July 10th, 9-11 AM)

Carver Park Reserve (June 24th, Full Moon Walk, 8:30-10:30 PM)

Carver Park Reserve (Aug. 14, Moonlight Walk, 7:30-9:30 PM)


 Please note: For the safety of all participants, 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 wear/bring mosquito/tick repellent and sunscreen.  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.

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Instructor

David Motzenbecker


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.

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Carver Park Reserve
Thursday, Jun 24
8:30 - 10:30 PM

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Price: $ 45 00
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Wood-Rill Scientific & Natural Area
Saturday, Jul 10
9:00 - 11:00 AM

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Price: $ 45 00
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Carver Park Reserve
Saturday, Aug 14
7:30 - 9:30 PM

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