We have been teaching at the Bellevue Botanical Garden since 2017, and will be teaching Forest Bathing or Mindfulness in the Garden classes here every season in 2023. This gorgeous 53 acre urban refuge is worth a visit any time of year to replenish your spirit and soak up the Beauty.
Wednesday October 25th 10:30 - 12:30
Forest Bathing in the Ravine Experience
Take a Walk on the Wild Side ! Stroll across the suspension bridge and into the peace and sanctuary of the most pristine forested area of the Garden, while practicing Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you experience the healing power of Nature.
This is our longer 2 hour class and involves walking up and down some gentle inclines.
Class taught by Deborah and Jessica
BBGS Members $31.50/non-members $45
This small botanic garden is a hidden gem at the north end of Lake Washington. The founders are the authors of Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest, a classic gardening guide. . Check the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden website for the latest happenings or to sign up for the newsletter
Jessica will be back teaching in her neck of the woods on the first Saturdays of April, May and June at 9am
Mindfulness in the Garden
While we slowly stroll through the garden, we will engage with our senses to open and deepen our connection to the wonder and healing power of nature. This class will utilize elements of mindfulness meditation and shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help ground and calm the mind, body, and spirit.
Class taught by Jessica Hancock
$25 members/ $35 non members
Register HERE at the Kruckeberg website
We hope to be teaching every season at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, including some longer Saturday Forest Bathing in the Ravine classes. We are also hoping to add classes at Soos Creek Botanical Garden and some new locations as well.
Most of our classes are filling up weeks in advance. To find out about them before anyone else, sign up for our newsletter HERE.
For those looking for a longer, more immersive experience, this may be for you! A Shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) walk typically requires at least 3 hours, preferably in a quiet, wild natural setting away from urban distractions. More info soon!
If you have any ideas or suggestions of where we could teach a future class or if you have a favorite wandering spot you'd like to share, please let us know.
We'd also love to tell you more about individual Mindful in the Wild sessions.