Starting March 2, the Frick Environmental Center will host free forest bathing walks led by certified guides.
The concept of forest bathing emerged during the 1980s in Japan, known as shinrin-yoku, with the goals of both connecting to nature and disconnecting from technology. The practice encourages you to slow down, unplug and awaken the senses.
Listen to bird songs and breathe deeply as you wander through Frick Park’s surrounding woodlands and reap the positive physiological and psychological benefits that research has shown of immersing yourself in the outdoors.
Sessions run from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. every Thursday in March.
– Eve Lederman, The Pittsburgh 100