A Full-Day Workshop
Today’s modern lifestyle of constant texting and hyper-stimulation can be draining on our energy. Our brains have to work extra hard to “keep up” with the pace, which often results in imbalances in our being.
Join us at Urban Kid Adventurers as we lead you on a day of total mind/body restoration and rejuvenation — through the profound healing power of nature. Unplug from the stressful pace of the city and reconnect with the mystery and beauty of the forest and its creatures.
We’ll explore activities like “Earthing” as well as “Forest Bathing,” a natural cleansing process/relaxation activity common in Japan. “Earthing” simply means connecting to the Earth’s natural, negative surface charge via direct bare-skin contact with the ground. Walking barefoot has a surprisingly profound impact on your physiology; connecting with the Earth restores lost electrical signals to the body that help to stabilize our circuitry and enhance our bodies’ self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms. Simply put: More energy. Deeper Sleep. Less pain and inflammation. Better Blood flow.
“Forest Bathing,” known in Japan as “Shinrin-yoku,” is a short, leisurely, calming walk or “wander” through the natural environment of a forest. Similar to an aromatherapy experience, Forest Bathing affects all 5 senses via natural wood essential oils called Phytoncides, provided by the trees — you are literally “taking in” the forest atmosphere. Forest Bathing affords you the time necessary to heal and fortify your mind, body, and soul in a natural setting while under the guidance and mentoring of experienced UKA staff members, who at times will be unseen, but still around, allowing you time to be “alone.” We are dedicated to giving you a pleasant and profound experience.
This is NOT an extreme outdoor sporting experience! We will mentor you as you slow down, relax your mind, attain calmness, and expand your soul, allowing the forest experience to rejuvenate and restore your energies. Our instructors will help you find your own safe areas in the forest where you’ll be able to meditate, reflect, and detox from your everyday hectic life.
The day will end with a tea ceremony created through the ancient
wilderness skills of fire by friction, water collected from a nearby stream or lake, and herbs gathered from the surrounding area.
Warning: You may not want to leave…
Class dates coming soon.
For more information or to register your child for a class, contact Thom Schuchaskie at 646-436-5885.