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Fri, Oct 27


Oakland Cemetery

Full Moon Forest Therapy with the Black Angel

Forest bathe in the realm of shadows.

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Full Moon Forest Therapy with the Black Angel
Full Moon Forest Therapy with the Black Angel

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St, Iowa City, IA

About the Event

Immerse yourself in a hauntingly serene experience this Halloween at our mystical forest bathing event in the enchanting Oakland Cemetery.

Under the luminescent glow of a full moon, enjoy opening all your senses amidst the ethereal beauty of autumnal foliage and whispered tales of the departed.

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.

Unwind, rejuvenate, and connect with nature's spirits as you embark on a transformative journey through the delicate balance between life and death.


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.

  • Water bottle
  • Good shoes for being outdoors
  • Insect repellent 
  • Anything else that might help you feel comfortable being outdoors


Sliding scale fee: $25 - $5, based upon your access to resources.

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount. Learn about Backyard Abundance membership


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator of your class.


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.


We meet at the Oakland Cemetery main entrance: 1000 Brown St, Iowa City.


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


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.

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.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • 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.

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  • Under Resourced

    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.

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