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Bask in the Beauty of Bonsai: Forest Bathing Among Treasured Trees with Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Join certified nature and forest therapy guide and acclaimed author, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, for a very special guided exercise in meditation, rejuvenation and contemplation among the nation’s premier bonsai collection. In the 2-hour program, Melanie will guide participants through the visual, auditory, and interactive experience of Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” a practice popularized in Japan and known for its transformative and therapeutic experiences like a boosted immune system, reduced blood pressure, improved sleep patterns and more.

Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a Washington, DC author and naturalist who leads field trips and tree tours for a variety of organizations. She is an award-winning author of several DC nature books, including "The Joy of Forest Bathing," now available for purchase. Melanie is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide.

This class is being offered on April 18th, May 2nd and October 3rd. You can register for either or all by clicking the button below.

Read an interview we did with Melanie on our blog to learn more about this special experience.