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Thu, Jun 08


Hickory Hill Park- Bloomington St

Summer Yoga + Forest Bathing

Honor the seasons within and without with the practice of Forest Bathing and Yoga.

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Summer Yoga + Forest Bathing
Summer Yoga + Forest Bathing

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hickory Hill Park- Bloomington St, 1439 E Bloomington St, Iowa City

About the Event

Discover the perfect blend of nature's serenity and mindful movement in our transformative class that blends forest bathing and yoga from certified instructors. Immerse yourself in the healing embrace of lush green surroundings as we guide you on a journey of inner harmony and rejuvenation.

Experience the ancient practice of forest bathing, a Japanese concept known as "shinrin-yoku," which harnesses the power of nature to restore balance to your body and mind. Allow the soothing sounds of rustling leaves and gentle whispers of the wind to wash away stress, as you explore the researched, therapeutic benefits of being fully present in nature.

Complementing this connection with nature, you'll be lead through a carefully crafted sequence of yoga poses. Cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace as you gracefully move amidst the tranquil beauty of the land. Feel the grounding energy of the earth beneath your feet, as each breath guides you deeper into a state of profound relaxation and mindfulness.

Whether you are a seasoned yogi or new to both practices, you will leave this class refreshed, inspired and connected to the essence of both yourself and the natural world.


  • Dress for the weather
  • Good outdoor shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Walking or hiking pole
  • Yoga mat or towel
  • Insect repellant
  • 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.


Mandy Dickerson is a certified yoga and meditation teacher, an herbalist, and the owner of Plantchanters Garden. She enjoys sharing practices that enhance relationships with our ecosystem partners, plant buddies in particular.

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.


Hickory Hill south entrance, 1439 E Bloomington 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.


  • 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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