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Forest & Nature Therapy @ Brownie Park

  • 805 Cherry Parkway | Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Presented By: Forest Spirit LLC and Norwalk Parks and Recreation
  • Dates: October 23, 2022
  • Location: Brownie Park
  • Start/End Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $30
  • Overview

    Forest Spirit LLC and Norwalk Parks & Recreation will be hosting a Nature and Forest Therapy Walk on October 23,2022, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. The walk will be held at Brownie Park Gardens & Magnolia Arboretum in Norwalk, Iowa. Take time to relax, disconnect and feed your soul.

    This gentle guided walk will focus on using all your senses to explore the park and garden. This walk is based on shinrin-yoku or forest therapy which has shown to reduce stress, increase creativity, lower blood pressure, provide relaxation, offer a connection with nature and many other health benefits.

    Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign a waiver. We will meet near the gazebo. Small sit mats will be available for use. You may want to bring a small chair, blanket, bug spray, and bottle of water. Dress to be outside and wear comfortable shoes.

    This program is geared towards those 16 and older. No pets please.
    The cost is $30 per person. Please register at Parks & Recreation - City of Norwalk (iowa.gov). This walk is in partnership with Norwalk Parks and Recreation.
    Karen 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. If you have any questions, please email forestspiritwalks@gmail.com.