Earth Day Celebration with Yoga and Forest Bathing

Join us to celebrate Cane Hill’s natural heritage and beautiful landscape! We’ll have fun activities including yoga on the grounds and forest bathing. Events are free, but registration is requested.

10-11 | Yoga on the College Lawn with Jennifer Neill

11-12 | Picnic Lunch (Boxed lunches will be available to reserve purchase in advance here or BYO picnic)

12-2 | Forest Bathing Hike with Lori Carter

Click here to register and purchase a boxed lunch

 

What is Forest Bathing?

Forest Bathing is a therapeutic, meditative practice that involves slow, intentional immersion in a natural setting. Studies have proven it to reduce stress, boost mental well being and enhance overall health.

Surrounded by the beauty of towering trees and echoes of the past, you will have the opportunity to experience this space in a very deep and intentional way.

We will engage in a slow, deliberate walk, paying attention to the sights, sounds and sensations of the forest as you are given prompts or “invitations” to help foster this connection.

About the Instructors:

Lori Carter is an ANFT certified Nature and Forest therapy guide who lives in Bentonville, AR. She has lived in Arkansas with her husband and children for many years after moving here from California.

Lori’s educational background also includes a BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Eastern Illinois University. As the owner of Interconnected Forest Therapy , Lori has a passion for providing a unique, safe and inclusive experience to individuals seeking to immerse themselves in the natural world. She regularly holds both group and individual Forest Therapy walks.

In her spare time you can find Lori hiking, spending time with friends and family or looking for new inspiration for her Forest Therapy practice.

 

Jennifer Neill has expertise as a certified personal trainer, passion for health education and the ability to motivate others. Jennifer oversees the fitness and wellness programs that Butterfield Village retirement community offers to residents — one-on-one personal training, water aerobics, hiking excursions, regular lectures and daily exercise classes.

Active in the community, Jennifer hosted the “Get Healthy Arkansas” show on KFAY-AM radio; co-designed the “Always Fit Challenge” weight loss competition with KNWA-TV, and co-created an integrative medical program for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communications from the University of Arkansas.