Seven Walks in Seven Weeks...Shinrin-yoku Immersion in the changing of the seasons.
Sonoma County Spring 2017 Program: Seven Consecutive Saturdays Beginning February 25 2017 Ending April 8 2017
Top 4 Reasons to Participate:
- You love the idea of full-on sensory immersion in nature during seasonal changes.
- You want to feel better, to feel good, to feel refreshed and invigorated by nature.
- You know that nature immersion and mindfulness go together naturally, and want to learn core techniques to partner with nature as a teacher and a refuge.
- You want to re-ignite your love affair with the amazing, healing landscapes, habitats, forests, and waters of our beautiful world.
Going on a single Shinrin-yoku walk introduces the method and its benefits. These benefits are cumulative; those who engage in this practice weekly for seven weeks feel them much more profoundly.
The "Seven Walks in Seven Weeks" immersion is a season-specific group experience of seven shinrin-yoku walks, exploring the joy of connecting to nature through our senses. We will use a palette of sensory/somatic activities to deepen our relationship with the world around us, and our understanding of the world within.
These walks, along with suggested home-based nature connection activities, will give you a solid grounding in the practice of shinrin-yoku. You will gain the skills and background needed to continue shinrin-yoku on your own.
Dates for Spring 2017 Immersion
Seven Consecutive Saturdays
Beginning February 25 2017
Ending April 8 2017
Group size limited to 16 people, RSVP soon to hold your place.
Couples, families, and friends encouraged to participate; this is a wonderful experience for groups.
Location: Various forest locations in Sonoma County.
Read a Participant's Diary of her Immersion Experience from Spring of 2015
Denell Nawrocki, MA
Denell is a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Integrative Wellness Coach, Health Educator, and member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT), where she serves as blog editor and office personnel. Her paper “The Effects of Phytoncides on Natural Killer Cells in Human” is used throughout ANFT’s training programs. Denell is the founder of Generative Health (www.generativehealth.org), where she educates and empowers women in their body-experiences and encourages a self-healing path. A deep lover of story, Denell couches her teachings in a historical context, and firmly believes in the importance of learning where we came from in order to determine where we want to go. Denell holds a B.A. in History from University of California, Davis and a M.A. Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
David is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. He has been a wilderness guide and outdoor educator for over 33 years. He is an instructor for the UC California Naturalist Certification Program. His home is in the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed and he is involved in watershed and salmonid education and restoration. David is a partner of the Sowing Circle intention community at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. David loves poetry, exploring nature, birding, photography, and sunsets.