About this Event
**Masks are no longer required. They remain optional for those who wish to wear one during a Friends event**
The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in collaboration with Raindancer Healing Arts would like to provide a FREE Guided Forest Bathing walk through the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Ward 7.
Forest bathing , also known as shinrin-yoku, in Japanese, means “bathing in the essence of the forest” and is scientifically proven therapeutic modality to aid in one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
About your guide
Since 2018 Sage has led forest bathing walks in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia. He has collaborated with companies such as Arc’teryx and REI. He has also guided walks for non-profits such as Corazon Latino, Parks RX, Nature Worx, and Friends of the National Arboretum. He has also led in-person and virtual walks for George Washington University’s Office of Integrative Medicine and Health, Georgetown University’s School of Medicine, the Anacostia Community Museum-Smithsonian Institute, and the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center. https://www.raindancerhealingarts.com/
What you will be doing: Participate in a 90-minute Forest Bathing saunter guided by certified Nature and Forest Therapy instructor J. Sage Raindancer. Meander through the Kenilworth Aquatic Garden’s paths and ponds, providing you with a backdrop to prime your senses and observe nature differently. Explore and interact with the ponds with childlike curiosity and awe while taking the time to experience the therapeutic benefits of nature through forest bathing.
Participants are encouraged to dress weather appropriately and to bring bug spray, sunscreen, a bottle of water, a sit pad or a small lightweight camp stool/chair, and/or anything else one may carry on an easy day hike.
When: Saturday, September 17, 9:00am -10:30am. Check-in opens at 8:45am.
Where: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. Participants will meet at the picnic area past the visitor center.
Getting There: By car, there is a large visitors parking lot at the park entrance on Anacostia Ave and abundant street parking surrounding the park. By Metro, the park entrance is 1.0 mile from the Deanwood Metro Station and 1.3 miles from the Minnesota Ave Station, both on the Orange Line.
Bring with you: We recommend you bring a water bottle, snack, and sun protection (sunscreen, hat and/or sunglasses). Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking outdoors.
Contact: For questions or concerns reach out to Shannah Cumberbatch at [email protected] or 202-650-0455.
Learn about Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens: Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@kenaqgardens)and visit us at www.kenaqgardens.org.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast, Washington, United States