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Forest and nature therapy @Buxton Park | Community

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Join Indianola Parks & Recreation and Forest Spirit LLC for a therapeutic nature and forest walk on October 22, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Buxton Park. Take time to relax, disconnect and nourish your soul. This gentle guided walk will focus on using all of your senses to explore Buxton Park. This walk is based on shinrin-yoku or forest therapy which has been shown to reduce stress, increase creativity, lower blood pressure, provide relaxation, provide a connection to nature and many other health benefits. health.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign a waiver. We will meet near the belvedere. Small seat mats will be provided. You may want to bring a small chair, blanket, insect repellent, and a water bottle. Dress for the outdoors and wear comfortable shoes. This program is for ages 16 and up. No animals please.

The cost is $30 per person. Please register before October 17, 2022 at https://tinyurl.com/5ev9k7yj

Karen Johlas-Szalkowski is a Certified Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and has been leading environmental education and outdoor recreation programs for over 20 years. She is thrilled to partner with Indianola Parks and Recreation for this walk. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]