“A walk in the woods” has long been viewed as therapeutic. Now there is research to demonstrate that. Enjoy a guided walk through the woods and lakefront of the Siena grounds based on the practice of Forest Therapy.
Each two-hour experience will include brief explanations of the history and science of Forest Therapy, personal reflection time, and community building. The sessions balance guided events that provide structure and opportunities for creativity and serendipity. Enjoy experiencing nature through the senses and taking time for tea with the group.
Based on the Japanese practice of “forest bathing,” Forest Therapy is a science-based experience of wellness and connection with natural environments. It is based on the principle that we humans are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways.
Come to all sessions, a few, or just one.
Saturday, October 1, 2022; 10:00am—12:00noon
Sunday, January 22, 2023; 1:00pm—3:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023; 1:00pm—3:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2023; 10;00am—12:00noon
Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Cost: $15 per session
You can register and pay online by clicking the register button on the right, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to “Siena Retreat Center”. Payment must be received to complete registration.
Please register by Monday, September 19. By registering early, you assist us in providing quality organization and administration of our retreats and programs. We want to be fully prepared for your arrival with adequate staffing, supplies, and room arrangements. We make every effort to avoid canceling retreats and programs. However, most of these events require a minimum enrollment to move forward. Registering early can help assure that the retreats and programming you look forward to participating in can happen.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on our health and safety protocols.