April 25, 2021

Forest Bathing

with Gerti Schoen


Earth Day provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship to the land. Come and appreciate the signs of Spring on Blue Deer’s sacred land. As the poet John O'Donohue said: "Because nothing is abrupt in nature, the beginning of spring nearly always catches us unaware. It is there before we see it; and then we can look nowhere without seeing it." We will also honor April’s Pink Full Moon, and its closest approach to Earth. Pink Moon is named after phlox, the pink flowers that bloom in spring.


Forest bathing is a two hour long meditative walk, and just as effective (and more fun!) to calm the mind as sitting in meditation. It is a powerful way to reconnect with the more than human world, and the healing powers of the land. We will finish the walk with hot tea and snacks by the fire.

Blue Deer Center

Nestled in the Catskill Mountains on ninety three acres of land and forest, the Blue Deer Center is embraced by “Saskawhihine,” the river of peace. This land, known for millennia, as a place where conflict is resolved and illness gives way to health. Blessed things happen here that cannot happen even a short distance away, for this sacred place offers unique medicine that supports your healing and remembering your relationship to all of nature.


"You begin to settle into yourself. So much in our lives is empty. All this technology. Being on a mindful forest walk brings something in that's actually real. It brings peace. "
Jan D., New Jersey


Gerti Schoen is a certified forest therapy guide, licensed psychotherapist, couples counselor, and women's circles facilitator.


Details & Pricing

Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2-4 pm 

Fee: $25 per person

COVID19 Protocols

We ask all participants to bring a mask to wear for the duration of the event. We will keep a distance of 6 feet or more at all times.

Cancellation Policy

A refund will be issued if you cancel 24 hours or more before the event.

More Forest Bathing

Another Walk is coming up on May 14... and monthly thereafter. Click here to sign-up for emails about future events at Blue Deer!