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Forest Bathing with Joy Evans — Off-Site
Join Joy for a gentle, guided walk at a nearby community farm surrounded by a magical forest on the ancestral territory of the Suquamish.
The practice of nature and forest therapy or Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to "forest bathing," gently guides you through a series of invitations to build a reciprocal relationship with all living beings. Each invitation is followed by an opportunity for community reflection. In this practice, the pace is intentionally slow and the distance is short allowing you to reawaken to your senses and experience wonder and awe.
Feel grounded, connected to yourself, each other, and the more than human world. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of psychological and physical health benefits of spending time with nature. Learn more about the benefits of forest therapy on Joy's website: https://joyevansmsw.com/foresttherapy
What to know & bring to prepare for the walk:
No previous experience with forest therapy/ bathing needed.
Like most nature trails the ground is uneven, supportive shoes or hiking boots are essential.
Feel free to bring your walking stick if you'd like.
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Joy Evans, MSW (she/her) combines trauma-healing modalities with sound and forest therapy to lead people out of the perpetual stress response, to reconnect with the details of the senses and return to clarity, centered self, and calm.
Joy has a deep commitment to restorative practices. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; is a certified sound healer and forest therapy guide; and just completed her third year of study with the School of Celtic Consciousness. Joy welcomes folks from all backgrounds, especially LGBTQ+ and BIPOC to her in-person and virtual offerings. Connect with Joy for 1:1 sound healings at Dayaalu Center through her website: https://joyevansmsw.com Find Joy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCICwYHRgvR7ekfaBF3S9Hhg
Contact: (206) 436-9388
Public parking is available on the street opposite the center, as well as in the building lot.
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