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Forest Bathing Retreat: CommuniTEA Amongst the Trees

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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August 3


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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ON-SITE | Saturday, August 3,  10 am – 1 pm

Did you know a lack of connection can increase the risk for premature death to levels comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Loneliness is an epidemic according to a recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General. However, we have a wondrous and simple solution: nature connection! If you’re in search of community and/or you really like tea and the great outdoors, join us for this immersive morning retreat focused on fostering kinship with like-minded people and the more-than-human world.

Your guide, Kelly Bruce, will lead you on a relational journey through the bountiful summer forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing and nature therapy together for a restorative morning on some of the trails less traveled at the North Carolina Arboretum. We’ll celebrate the experience in community, enjoying a special wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome. Presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs in collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours.

Register for this class here!

Learn more about our class offerings here: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/