Fri, Oct 27|
Full Moon Forest Bathing at the Black Angel's Cemetery
A Full Moon and a cemetery in the season of Halloween….need we say more?!
Time & Location
Oct 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Iowa City, 1000 Brown St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
About the Event
Join Backyard Abundance and certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Emelia Sautter for a walk with the natural world. This moonlit hike will explore spooky spaces in Hickory Hill Park as well as visit the Black Angel in Oakland Cemetery.
Forest Therapy is a guided immersion in natural environments that promotes the well-being of people and the land. Research shows these numerous therapeutic benefits:
- Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, anger and pain
- Improves cognitive functioning, sleep, mood and creativity
- Boosts the immune system, regulates blood pressure, improves relationships and increases feelings of gratitude
THINGS TO BRING
- Water bottle
- Good shoes for being outdoors
- Walking or hiking poll
- Insect repellent
- Anything else that might help you feel comfortable being outdoors
Dress for the weather and for being OUTDOORS for 2 hours! If it is chilly dress extra warm and bring a blanket, if it is wet or rainy wear clothing to keep you warm and dry.
Sliding scale fee: $25 - $5, based upon your access to resources.
Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.
QUESTIONS THE DAY OF
Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator of your class.
INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY
We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.
Emelia Sautter is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. She is the foundress of Good Medicine, Nature and Forest Therapy Practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Oakland Cemetery main entrance on Brown and Reno Streets, 1000 Brown St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners and was funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.
- Johnson County Community Foundation
- Roy A. Hunt Foundation
- Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department
- 100 Grannies
- Earl May Garden Center
- Master Gardeners of Johnson County
- New Pioneer Food Co-op
- Hills Bank
Photo courtesy of Dawn Frary, Iowa City photographer and death doula.
Abundance of Resources
This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.
This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.
Reduced Access to Resources
This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.
This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.