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Natural Awakenings Fairfield & Southern Litchfield Counties

PRIDE WALK: Guided Queer Forest Bathing Walk in Blue Mountain Park

Celebrate Pride outside! Connect with nature in a gentle way through the Japanese-inspired practice of forest bathing. Open to LGBTQI+ folx.

Get outside, relax, and enjoy a vast array of health benefits through immersing yourself in the forests of Blue Mountain Park in Peekskill, NY (just over an hour north of NYC).

 We'll explore the forest and connect with nature through a slow-paced, easeful sensory exploration based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku ("forest bathing"). 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.

 Your trained and certified queer guide will lead the way, offering optional invitations designed to help you step into your own authentic way of being in the outdoors. When we intentionally slow ourselves down and awaken our senses, we can find a sense of connection with parts of ourselves and the natural world that we may not have even noticed we were missing.

 All self-identified LGBTQI+ folx are welcome -- please respect this space and attend another walk if you are not in this community.

 No special skills or equipment required. We'll cover under 1 mile in distance total, taking plenty of seated breaks along the way for our invitations. Consider this a mini-retreat for the mind, body, and soul.

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 “Forest therapy walks are so regenerative and soothing. I feel genuinely destressed, energized, and in a better mood. Additionally, Fru is an amazing guide! She is very welcoming and fun and made it easy to relax into the experience.” — Past walk participant

 🌿 🌲 Come and sit — we will hold space for you. 🌲 🌿

Date & Time

June 25, 2022

5:00PM - 7:00PM


Blue Mountain Park Reservation - 435 Welcher Ave, Peekskill, NY, 10566 435 Welcher Ave Peekskill 10566 NY US

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