Teachers are facing a multitude of pressures in today’s ever-shifting academic landscape. From student success and well-being to increasing demands for more use of technology, to a constant stream of requests by administrators – “just do this one thing…,” teachers in our early years, primary and secondary learning communities are experiencing new levels of stress every year.
Research abounds regarding the physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of spending time in nature, so this might be just what the doctor ordered if you need a nourishment in any of those domains.
On May 14, teachers from around the region are invited to join certified forest therapy guide, Kimberly Knight for a free forest bathing walk at the Amsterdamse Bos to slow down, tune into your senses and reconnect with the natural world of which we are a part.
Light refreshments and a handmade, upcycled journal are included.
We’ll begin with fully arriving in the forest and grounding our connection with nature. We will then slowly share in invitations to experience the forest intentionally and reciprocally. We will even enjoy some tea under the trees and have plenty of time to just be still and notice our noticing.
These walks are always slow and easy-going, not a hike; not naturalist tour of plants or trees.
Walk length: 2 hours; please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking outdoors. Bring whatever else you require to feel comfortable.
Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.
All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.
Please use the RSVP form below to register.