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The SCIENCE of the BATH™

  • Meadowlark Gardens 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court Vienna, VA, 22182 United States (map)
 
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our reponse. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
— Viktor Frankel
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Neuroscience tells us that what fires together, wires together.  

When our brain cells communicate frequently, the connection between them strengthens every time they connect. Each time this happens the transmission time gets faster and faster until it becomes almost automatic. This brain functionality can be very beneficial when you're trying to learn a new dance step, but if you're frequently stressed out, overly reactive, or have an unhealthy addiction to technology, this built-in, auto-response function can work against you. 

Spending time in nature rests over-worked neural circuits restoring the brain’s ability to focus and concentrate for sharper cognition, creativity and intuition.

Leave the devices behind and begin your day centered in the beauty and calm of Nature. 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 renewal and insight through the forest's calming beauty, nurturing wisdom and awesome intelligence. You’ll leave feeling soothed, centered and more intimately connected with yourself and the world around you.

This is part one of a three-part Forest Bathing Fall Series hosted by NOVA Parks and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

2hrs. $35 for the single session, $90 for the three-part series

18 and older. Participants must be able to walk without assistance on a forest trail.

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

 
Earlier Event: October 13
SLOW DOWN. TUNE IN. REMEMBER.
Later Event: November 10
The ART of the BATH™