Health & Wellness

Forest Bathing to Deepen Nature Connection – November

Elena Rios
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
November 5, 2022
8:30AM - 10:30AM

Relax, restore, and reconnect with nature and the more-than-human world. Honoring ancient human practices of nature connection. Elena Rios will give you directions, in the form of invitations, to assist you in slowing down and observing with all of your senses. It isn’t so much about knowing all of the names of the plants, as it is about noticing which plants you feel pulled to. It is more about being “here” at the moment. As you “bathe” in the fresh air, and immune-boosting phytoncides, you may begin to notice things in a way you may not have ever noticed before. This practice has the potential to remind us of the Interconnection of All Things and our relationship to the Earth. The event ends with a ceremony of sharing tea made from locally foraged native plants, and some healthy snacks. All you have to do is come and be yourself!

Although the Garden is dog-friendly, participants are asked to not bring their dog(s) to this event.

About Elena Rios:

Elena Ríos is an ANFT Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide and Native Californian. She currently is an employee of the Chumash Fire Department. Elena draws inspiration from her late grandmother, who was a curandera. 

Social: @NatureNepantla

Pricing and registration:

Garden Members: $25

General Public: $35

Registration is now open!

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