Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, “Forest Bathing” guide Emily vonSwearingen has adapted sensory invitations to engage parents/caregivers with children in exploring their senses through natural play and connections with the environment. Learn about the Japanese Kodama Tree Spirits and create a cyanotype with textures you find during your session. The end of each walk features brewing tea with plants grown at Hudson Gardens. This session takes place entirely outdoors.  Limited to 16 participants.

About: Emily vonSwearingen is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. She is also an art therapist, specializing in adapting mixed-media arts for a diverse array of participants of all ages and abilities.

*Classes may be cancelled, rescheduled or moved to an online format in accordance with public health orders and/or inclement weather.