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Sit Spot Community Gathering & Meditation: A Mini Forest Bathing Experience

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Looking for a mid-week pick me up? Join Mindy Lockhart of Rooted Presence for a short but powerful meditation and nature immersion to help relieve stress and soothe the nervous system.

This experience focuses on coming together and enjoying the peace of the forest. It includes a brief sensory opening meditation, 20 to 30 minutes to enjoy a solo “sit spot” invitation, which is a core forest bathing invitation for reducing stress and reconnecting to nature, and a closing community circle with an opportunity to share what we each noticed in our unique experience.

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bath” and just means to take in the atmosphere of the forest through our senses (leave your swimsuit at home…no literal bathing required!). It is a practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness and remembering our connection to nature and each other.

Decades of studies have discovered a wide range of health benefits associated with this practice, including stress relief, better sleep, lowered blood pressure and inflammation, and improved immunity.

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August 10
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Rooted Presence
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Tumalo State Park
64120 O.B. Riley Rd
Bend, 97701
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