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Forest Bathing in Leidse Hout Park

October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you stuck in a rut where all you do is commute from one brick enclosed space to another only to commute back again at the end of the day? Can you remember the last time your toes felt the tickle of tender grass or the smoosh of sweet mud? Did you notice the many different shades and tints of green lately?

Did you know that in 2018 the National Health Service of Sheltland (Scotland) started prescribing “birdwatching, rambling and beach walks in the Atlantic winds to help treat chronic and debilitating illnesses for the first time.”

“Forest bathing” originates from a Japanese practice called shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest.” This will be a slow paced, mindful time spent in the woods and an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world.

Join Sojourners’ Fellowship pastor, Kimberly Laskowski for an afternoon of forest bathing in the Leidse Hout of Leiden.

There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be. Light refreshments are provided but please come prepared with whatever you need to be comfortable over a 2 hour timeframe.

We will begin and end at The Tea House (Theehuis De Leidsehout / Houtlaan 100 / 2334 CL Leiden) where afterwards all participants are invited to sit for a snack and beverage to talk about the experience.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. day-of the event.

Space is limited to 12 participants. Please register using the form below.


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October 27, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Leidse Hout Park
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