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Half-day Ocean Therapy Retreat at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

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Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

1399 Bennington Street

Boston, MA 02128

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Take some time to slow down and awaken your senses for a few hours on an Ocean Therapy Retreat with Toadstool Walks at Belle Isle Marsh!

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Slow down and awaken your senses on a 3-hour guided therapeutic experience in the unique urban wilderness of Belle Isle Marsh.

About Forest Bathing: Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, come discover for yourself what happens when we unplug, slow down and open our senses to notice more of our natural surroundings. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization. All the prompts, invitations, sharing and ways of participating are optional and open to interpretation.

Instructor Tam Willey (they/she/he): Tam is a certified forest therapy guide, trainer, mentor and teacher with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is the founder of "Toadstool Walks," a small guiding practice based in Boston, Massachusetts. Tam has guided Forest Therapy in collaboration with The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Mass Audubon, Peabody Essex Museum, Lesley University Holistic Psychology and Wellness, Boston University School Of Theology, and more. Tam designs and runs immersion retreats with organizations such as Boston Harbor Now and The Venture Out Project and has been mentoring and serving LGBTQ Youth through various programs in Boston for the last decade. Tam is passionate about the ways that forest therapy can build our collective empathy and compassion, broadening and healing relationships, human and beyond, supporting our remembering that we are not only in relationship with nature but rather that we are nature. For more information about Tam, check out ToadstoolWalks.com

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Covid-19 Protocol: All participants are required to bring and wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times and maintain at least 6 feet from others. All participants will be instructed to do this during the walk and expected to sign an agreement before the walk. Anyone experiencing symptoms or not feeling well within two weeks leading up to the walk, must agree to not attend and inform the guide. Anyone who develops symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19 within two weeks after the walk, must agree to inform the guide (see liability & release form in "What do I need to participate section below)

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 18+

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? tamwilley@gmail.com

How many people will be in the group? A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 participants.

What is the parking like? There is free parking in a small lot at Belle Isle Marsh. Please arrive early to ensure you are able to find a spot.

What about bathrooms? The closest free public bathrooms to Belle Isle Marsh are located at Constitution Beach which is a 5 minute drive down the road, and there is a free public parking there as well. Please give yourself enough time to find and use the bathrooms before the retreat begins.

What do I need to participate?

  • A signed liability and release form (please bring this with you to the event)
  • A mask - REQUIRED (you will not be able to participate without a mask)
  • Something to sit on such as a light camp chair, blanket, towel or small tarp. We will be sitting and the ground may be wet or cold.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothes with an extra warm layer. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and possible rain. This is a rain or shine event so unless there is a significant downpour or storm, we will still walk in the rain or snow so bring whatever you need to feel comfortable.
  • Bottle of Water, Bug Repellant, sunscreen
  • Bring a journal & pen
  • A light backpack to carry whatever you bring so that your hands are free
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Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

1399 Bennington Street

Boston, MA 02128

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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