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Sat, Sep 24


Wapsipinicon State Park

Medicine Walk: A Day Long Forest Bathing Experience

A 6-hour, day long nature and forest therapy experience meant to deepen your practice and connection to the earth and the more than human world.

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Medicine Walk: A Day Long Forest Bathing Experience
Medicine Walk: A Day Long Forest Bathing Experience

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wapsipinicon State Park, 21301 Co Rd E34, Anamosa, IA 52205, USA

About the Event

Join Backyard Abundance and Good Medicine at the beautiful Wapsipinicon State Park in Anamosa, Iowa for an extended Nature and Forest Bathing experience. Bathe in the medicine of forest, prairie, cave, river and stream. Our day will include a group Forest Bathing experience, a break for lunch and then time on your own with the land. 

Meet at the playground/restrooms/picnic area.


  • Extra clothing options in case you get wet, hot, cold, buggy, etc. 
  • Hat
  •  sunscreen
  •  insect repellant
  • LOTS of Water (I suggest 2 large water bottles)
  • backpack or daypack
  • good shoes
  • snacks and lunch


Sliding scale fee: $100- limited number of $0 fee, based upon your access to resources. There is a limited number of reduced fee tickets for this event, so please be sure to be mindful of what you are capable of paying in order to allow for all to have access. 

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.


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.


Guided  by Emelia Sautter, Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, foundress  of Good Medicine, Nature and Forest Therapy Practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Wapsipinicon State Park, 21301 County Road E34, Anamosa, IA 52205


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 using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. 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.


  • 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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