Forest Bathing with Sock Gee Gan
Discover a practice that brings people closer with nature and supports healing and wellness through natural environments. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to "forest bathing." Experience the benefits of slow-paced wandering in nature with a trained forest therapy guide on this guided journey.
We will begin with a guided visit of the new exhibition Yours to Discover: Sights/Sites of Peel Region before continuing our journey across the street in Gage Park. Rest and rejuvenate through mindful and sensory awareness and deepen your relationship with nature.
What to expect
Participants will unplug, unwind and open their senses to the natural environment. A series of invitations will be offered to guide you to interact with the land and beings in the park. There is no right or wrong way to engage with these invitations, just come be yourself.
What to wear and bring
Comfortable clothing and shoes. This event is rain or shine unless severe weather is in the forecast. Please dress for the weather! We will provide you a square mat to sit on or you can bring a blanket of your own. It is highly recommended to bring a backpack for your possessions to keep your hands free. Tea will be offered at the end of the program, please bring a reusable cup.
Participants of all ages are welcome to join. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.
Public: $10, $24 for families (up to 2 adults and 3 children) +HST
Members: $8.50, $20.40 for families (up to 2 adults and 3 children) +HST
Sock Gee Gan is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association on Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. A resident of Mississauga who loves to wander and explore in nature, she is eager to share the many benefits of Forest Bathing with the community. Sock Gee believes that remembering that we are part of nature leads to harmonious relationship with others and the more-than human world.