Forest Bathing: A Walk in the Woods for Writers
Drawing upon the principles of Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese wellness practice that can be translated as
"taking in the forest atmosphere," forest bathing involves connecting with nature using all five senses.
Through the relational and ecological practices of forest bathing, we come into deeper contact with
ourselves and the more-than-human world that we inhabit.
During this weekend retreat, we will meander, sit, breathe, move, play, and rest in the beautiful forest
surrounding Rockvale. In addition to several forest bathing sessions, there will also be integrative
conversations in which we will consider various ways in which a forest bathing practice can impact the
embodied processes involved in writing. Unstructured time for wandering alone in the woods and
writing freely will also be included in the schedule for the weekend.
Place: Rockvale Writers' Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Road, College Grove, TN
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 6 to 11:00 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 2023
Cost: $450.00 (tax included) $100 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Balance is due by September 8, 2022.
Includes: 2 nights in a private bedroom/bathroom suite, access to RWC common areas, gardens, and hiking trails, 5 meals with wine at dinner, 4 workshops, community with other writers.