Join a Texas Master Naturalist to experience Shinrin-yoku (Japanese for “Forest Bathing”).
Should I bring a towel? No, Forest Bathing is the translation from Japanese Shinrin-yoku. Forest therapy could be another way of describing the many health benefits of spending time in the woods. Maybe you already know that when you spend time outside in nature, you feel better. Dr. Qing Li, one of the world’s leading experts on forest bathing, has compiled research showing science validates increased feelings of well being. Dr. Qing Li is Associate Professor of Nippon Medical School in Tokyo. He is also one of the directors of the Forest Therapy Society in Japan. This program is family friendly. Program is weather-dependent.
Where to meet: Texas Oak Trailhead
What to bring: sturdy walking shoes, water