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Forest Bathing

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Event description

Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Location: Meet at Maclay Flat

Slow down and awaken your senses on a guided nature therapy experience along the Bitterroot River and beneath majestic ponderosa pines. Forest bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the pressures and stressful conditions of living in modern society. The term, shinrin-yoku, first arose in Japan in the 1980s and has since become a practice worldwide to access the physiological and psychological benefits of connecting to nature. This structured walk, led by Sylke Laine, a guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, will focus on the five senses and becoming present in the forest and riparian zone. Throughout the session we will frequently sit, or even lie down if that is comfortable. Sylke will bring cushions to use.

Instructor: Sylke Laine is a certified guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and a certified Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach. She has her own practice and lives in Missoula.

What to Bring:

  • clothes appropriate for changing Montana weather conditions - layers, rain gear, sunscreen, hat, etc.
  • walking shoes
  • water
  • snacks

Cost: $20 MNHC members, $25 non-members. Tribal members free (contact MNHC to register - 406.327.0405). You can add your MNHC membership to your order when you check out.

Scholarships are available. Please call 406.327.0405.


What’s the refund policy?

The course fee is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. In light of changes to programming due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will make exceptions to its normal refund policy. These exceptions are as follows:

Any programs cancelled by the Montana Natural History Center are eligible for a full refund.

In the event a program fee can be rolled over to a following cycle or year, that offer will be made available to the paying program participant, and a spot will be reserved for the participant.

If a program is cancelled by a participant due to reasonable health and safety concerns from exposure risk to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will issue a full refund.

If any participant experiences major illness, injury, or loss of a family member prior to the start of a registered program the participant is eligible for a full refund.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event