Sat, Jul 15|
Lake MacBride Boat Rental
Forest Bathing with Kayaks
Enjoy the healing benefits of forest bathing while kayaking.
Time & Location
Jul 15, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lake MacBride Boat Rental, Lake MacBride Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333, USA
About the Event
Join Backyard Abundance and certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Emelia Sautter and Experience Nature + Forest Therapy on the water while kayaking! Forest Bathing is a sensory-focused practice that invites us to slow down and be present with self and the natural world around us.
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
Bring your own kayak or rent one at Lake MacBride Boat Rental: 319-624-2315.
- Water bottle
- Shoes and clothes that can get wet
- Life jacket if you are bringing your own kayak
- Insect repellent
- Anything else that might help you feel comfortable being outdoors
Dress for being outdoors and on the water.
Sliding scale fee: $25 - $5, based upon your access to resources.
Plus Kayak Rental if you do not own a kayak. RENT AHEAD OF TIME IF POSSIBLE.
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.
Boat Rental Facility at Lake MacBride Beach-
Lake MacBride Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333, 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.
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.