december, 2020

tue15dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedFINDING RESILIENCE IN THE FOREST with ENGAGEASIABenefits of a Slow Walk in the Woods 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Teacher: EngageAsia Aligned Living Quadrant:Heartfelt Community


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Event Details

The slow-drip of constant stress inherent in global work culture is harming our bodily systems – Type 2 Diabetes tops the charts, along with obesity and heart disease. What causes stress? Long commutes; poor housing; poor neighborhood conditions, and poor workplace design; high demand/low control jobs; lack of access to retail, jobs, services, and now – COVID-19, major unemployment, and global recession.

Our environments and how we interact with them affect our quality of life. A solution currently on the vanguard is Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Bathing – the immersion into nature of teams and leadership for stress relief and creative inspiration.

During this webinar we will discuss our disconnection from nature, common stressors, and how an intentional, guided, and slow immersion practice within the woods has evidence-based, positive benefits for the mental, physical, and emotional health.

Featured Guest:
David Motzenbecker
Founder and Principal @Motz Studios

Motz Studios is a Minneapolis-based wellness provider of therapeutic forest immersion walks based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin Yoku. The firm is also a design and landscape architecture consultancy with a focus on biophilic and salutogenic design, emphasizing the healing power of nature. David Motzenbecker, Founder and Principal, is an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Forest Therapy Trail Certification Consultant, speaker, and award-winning Landscape Architect with 20 years of design experience. He was a US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP) Fellow in 2010/11.

December 15, 2020
7:00 to 8:00 pm ET
Free/ Suggested Donation of $10 – Click Here to Donate
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EngageAsia, founded by Aligned Center member David Janes and Stomu Miyazaki, is a non-profit organization which engages teachers in innovative programs to build cross-cultural understanding and foster peace and community between the United States and countries throughout the Asia-Pacific.


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