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Forest Therapy Walk
St. Clare Garden Fundraiser
July 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT
One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself: What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?Rachel Carson
We invite you to come explore the Peace Path and grounds at Our Lady of the Angels through the lens of ‘Forest Therapy.’ See the land in a new way and experience yourself held in the natural world in a deep and profound manner. As part of this nature experience, we will gather materials to create unique Earth Mandala’s during our morning together.
By slowing down and noticing and being embodied in nature, you will deepen your relationship with nature. Our time together is an opportunity to disconnect from technology, pause and be at one with the natural world.
Held entirely outdoors our guide, Jeanne Iovinelli will lead the group in a slow and deliberate walk. Experience a series of gentle invitations, transitioning from movement to ‘sitting and noticing’ before closing with a tea ceremony.
Come join us to deepen your relationship with the natural world and experience the healing benefits of Forest Therapy to raise funds for the St Clare Garden Labyrinth.
ONLINE REGISTRATION is required for this event, with a suggested donation of $25 – $250 to benefit the St Clare Garden Labyrinth Project
A note from our guide, Jeanne Iovinelli: My training in forest therapy has taken me to a level of connectedness to the natural world and God that I have never experienced before. My soul yearns to go outside, slow down, and notice the handiwork of our creator. Yes, this all takes time. As part of self-compassion and self-care we must make time for our souls to experience the wonder of nature, which will enrichen your life in ways you have not experienced before. You will grow spiritually, be gentler with mother earth, and help to restore your relationship with her. The magic and wonders of the natural world will naturally and organically lift your spirits.
Tau Center: A Spirituality Ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans