Celebrate the arrival of Spring this weekend


In our hemisphere, Spring begins at 5:24 in the afternoon on Monday, March 20. The equinox, from the Latin, meaning equal (aequus) night (nox) is a welcome arrival even if it’s been a mild winter in the Hudson River valley. Plants and animals start feeling the sun’s energy as it returns, creating longer days. Signs of spring abound in the budding crocuses and singing birds.

Ring in the start of this season through immersing yourself in the forests of Blue Mountain Park off Welcher Avenue at a guided walk. 

Guide Fru Molnar explores the forest and helps participants connect with nature through a slow-paced, easeful sensory exploration based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”). Decades of studies have discovered a wide range of health benefits associated with this practice, including stress relief, better sleep, lowered blood pressure and inflammation, and improved immunity.

Molnar, a trained and certified guide will lead the way, offering optional invitations designed to help you step into your own authentic way of being in the outdoors.

“When we intentionally slow ourselves down and awaken our senses, we can find a sense of connection with parts of ourselves and the natural world that we may not have even noticed we were missing,” said Molnar

All are welcome. No special skills or equipment required. The group will cover under 1 mile in distance total, taking plenty of seated breaks along the way.  Consider this a mini-retreat for the mind, body, and soul.

Visit www.ForestBaths.earth to learn more.