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Sat, May 11


Kent Park

Honoring the Mother with Forest Therapy

Celebrate Mother’s Day by rejuvenating in the woods.

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Honoring the Mother with Forest Therapy
Honoring the Mother with Forest Therapy

Time & Location

May 11, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Kent Park, 2048 US-6 NW, Oxford, IA

About the Event

Celebrate Mother's Day with a serene forest bathing experience guided by a certified expert. This event honors the maternal spirit and the essence of femininity. Everyone is invited.

Forest therapy is a guided immersion in natural environments that promotes the well-being of both people and the land. Research highlights these numerous therapeutic benefits:

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, anger and pain
  • Improves cognitive functioning, sleep quality, mood and creativity
  • Boosts the immune system and regulates blood pressure
  • Strengthens relationships and increases feelings of gratitude

Rejuvenate, unwind, and deepen your bond with Mother Nature as we celebrate this special day.


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.

  • Yoga mat
  • Good shoes for being outdoors
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent 
  • Anything else to keep you comfortable outdoors


Sliding scale fee: $30 - $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, a nature and forest therapy practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


We'll meet at the Kent Park dam parking lot on the south end of the dam.

2048 US-6 NW, Oxford, IA


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.


  • 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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