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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Forest Bathing for Professional Certification

Aug 07, 2017 06:24PM

The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley will offer a Forest Bathing Retreat for health and wellness professionals from Wednesday, September 6 through Friday, September 8. The three-day intensive retreat will feature Amos Clifford from the Association of Forest Therapy Guides. Attendees will receive a level-1 location based certifi cate.

Until recently, humans have had an intimate reliance on nature in order to survive. In today’s concrete jungle, artifi cially lit buildings, computer screens, smart TV’s and mobile devices with fl ashing screens have not only distanced us from our innate need of nature, but we have also begun to lose the realization of its importance. Nature wants to heal. It was built for it. Forest Bathing, or Shinrin- Yoku touts growing research that supports the far east tradition and understanding that spending time in the deep woods has profound healing power. Over time, Forest Bathing can produce quantifi able changes in the body and mind.

Cost is $699 per person, per night for overnight guests or $439 per person per day for certifi cation and meals only. The Lodge at Woodloch also offers a weekly forest bathing exploration weekly in season. Call 800-WOODLOCH or visit for reservations.

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