Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which translates to forest bathing, these walks have been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive function. Beyond the physiological changes, forest bathing offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. This exercise will be led by Sue Smith, the founder of Roots in Nature. Her guided walks as a Certified Guide with the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy (ANFT) are designed to help participants unplug, slow down, and experience nature in a whole new way. Sue is also a certified health counselor and works with individuals, groups, and organizations to promote the benefits of mindfully exploring the land around us. Health and Safety: Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to join this program. All registrants are required to bring a face mask and wear it when unable to social distance. Social distancing should be followed at all times. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please do not attend if you have tested positive for covid within the past 10 days. This forest bathing experience is $30 for Bartlett members and $40 for non-members. Sign up now! If you are interested in becoming a Bartlett member, please visit our website.