Forest Bathing or Nature and Forest Therapy is another way to experience the “magic on the mountain” at Mount Sequoyah. Join Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Emmie Brenzel, to experience this evidenced based holistic practice inspired by the Japanese health and wellness practice of Shinrin Yoku. Research benefits include lowered stress levels, improved mood and sleep, elevated immune function, and enhanced creativity and cognition. Participants are guided on a leisurely walk and offered invitations to deepen their connection with nature through sensory experiences. There will be opportunities for listening, silence, observation, optional group sharing, and the walk will conclude with a tea ceremony. This is an outdoor class with participants encouraged to dress for the weather, keeping in mind that temperatures can be cooler when moving slowly or seated. Please allow two hours for this mountaintop experience and be aware the walk is limited to ten participants.