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A Walk in the Forest An Introduction to Forest Bathing

Connect with the healing presence of the forest and witness your body, mind, and spirit blossom with serenity. Join Lisa B. Nelson, Kripalu’s Director of Medical Education, and Mark Roule, seasoned nature guide, to

  • Discuss the latest research that reveals the health benefits of forest immersions
  • Experience Earthing and Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing techniques that rebalance the body and senses
  • Enjoy moving meditations in nature to quiet the mind, soothe the nervous system, and foster gratitude for the beauty of the natural world.

With Kripalu’s gorgeous grounds as your backyard, experience the nourishment of nature’s stimulus, designed to root you in the present moment and help you branch out of the ordinary into the truly magnificent.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Nature and the Outdoors


Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is a family practice physician, Director of Medical Education for Kripalu programs, and a Kripalu faculty member who has trained thousands of individuals in mind-body practices for health and vitality.

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Mark Roule, RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and outdoor guide who holds qigong teacher certifications with the Elixir Light and IIQTC schools, and is certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapists.

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