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Spring Forest Bathing – Shinrin Yoku

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Sleeping Giant Park Association invites you to experience Shinrin Yoku, also known a “forest bathing”, at Sleeping Giant State Park. The hike will be led by Dr. Jennifer Botwick, adjunct faculty at SCSU in the Dept. of Public Health teaching Stress Management, Wellness and Weight management. She is a former clinical supervisor at University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and guest lecturer at UCONN Medical School and Quinnipiac College.

Registration is required and will be limited to 10 participants. Please register each person in your group individually. There will be a wait list so please cancel if you find that you cannot attend. 


This will be an easy to moderate hike, less than 2 hours with introductory discussion. If cancelled due to weather, you will be contacted by email that morning. All hikers should bring water and have proper clothing and footwear for conditions. Children must be 8 or older. Sorry, no pets.

The hike will begin at 11:30 AM at the map board at the front of the park. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Shinrin Yoku, also known as Forest Bathing is a “gateway drug”; i.e. a gateway to nourishing our hearts and mind as we walk mindfully and in silence together. Nature is often seen as something outside of us, but we are Nature, in need of more green time and less screen time. Green time is an essential part of Naturopathic protocols to attain and maintain wellness. Forest Bathing is an accessible and affordable way to reap the benefits of what movement, fresh air and no electronic devices have to offer.


April 28
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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SGPA Hiking Committee


Sleeping Giant State Park – Main Parking
200 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, 06518 United States
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