"Creating Missional Sanctuary"™
Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home, that wildness is a necessity." John Muir, author and naturalist, wrote these words nearly a century ago. How true these words speak to our time.
GraceStone Sanctuary offers an opportunity to walk among the trees, breathe in nature and relax. Wander natural pathways touching the textures and listening to the sounds around you. Feel the healing power of a walk in the forest. This is Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing, a mindful meditation practice that embraces nature. Developed in Japan in the 1980s, the practice of engaging with nature using all the senses has been proven to provide specific health advantages.
The GraceStone Staff is prepared to walk with you on a guided walk beneath the forest canopy, pausing along the way for meditations to open the senses and other activities to help you experience nature in a deeply connected way. Following the walk there are opportunities to learn from each other as the individual experiences are shared.
You are also welcome to ramble through the natural settings in the way that benefits you the most.
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