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  • Meadowlark Gardens 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court Vienna, VA 22182 United States (map)
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
— John Muir
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From antiquity through modern day, physicists and philosophers, shamans and poets have returned to the forest again and again to contemplate, dream, innovate and remember what it means to be human in a more-than-human world.

Forest bathing, also called nature therapy is the fast-growing practice of enjoying and connecting deeply with the restorative powers of nature for whole-being health and wellness. Studies indicate that time spent in nature boosts the immune system, reduces anxiety and soothes over-stressed neural pathways associated with attention fatigue, freeing up deeply embedded circuits associated with intuition, creativity and healing.

Leave the devices at home and join certified nature therapy guide, Denise Burdette for this two-hour forest immersion at the exceptional Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Meandering forest trails, reflective lakes, soft meadows and lush gardens - through a series of sensory-opening invitations we’ll slow down, quiet the mind and breathe in the natural world for deep relaxation and wellness. You’ll leave feeling soothed, centered and more intimately connected with yourself and the world around you.

Hosted by NOVA Parks and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

$35 / 2 hrs. Fees to enter Meadowlark Gardens are included in the ticket price. 

18 and older. Participants must be able to walk without assistance along a wood mulch trail.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meet-up instructions & weather alerts.

Earlier Event: March 17
The SCIENCE of the BATH™
Later Event: October 27
The SCIENCE of the BATH™