Friday Oct 1st 10:30 - noon
Mindfulness in the Garden: Awakening to Autumn
While we stroll slowly through the colorful Autumn Garden, we will focus on opening our senses and allowing ourselves to fully engage and awaken to the combined healing power of nature and present awareness. Utilizing elements of Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), we will restore mind, body and spirit as we let the stress and demands of daily life melt away.
Members $25/non-members $35
Class taught be Deborah and Jessica (both vaccinated)
Saturday Nov 6th 10:30 - 12:30
Forest Bathing in the Ravine
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.
Members $25/non-members $35
Class taught by Deborah and Jessica (both vaccinated)
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. Jessica Hancock will be teaching regularly here in 2021. Check the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden website for the latest happenings or to sign up for the newsletter
Saturday, September 18th, 2021 9:00 - 10:30 am
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 mind, body, and spirit.
Class taught by Jessica
Members – $25 Non-members – $35
To ensure the safety of guests and staff, unvaccinated participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible.
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.