Forest Bathing On Two Wheels with Sage Raindancer

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Full datetime event: 

Sunday, August 21, 2022From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm


National Arboretum
We'll meet at the Arbor House restrooms by the R St. Entrance to the Arboretum.

The closest Metro station is Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood on the Red Line.


We'll be teaming up again with local expert Sage Raindancer for a special forest bathing session at the National Arboretum by bike!

Attendees are required to have:

  • A bike (there is a Capital Bikeshare by the R St. entrance if you need to snag one just for the day)

  • Helmet

  • Bike lock

  • Hydration and snacks

  • Weather appropriate apparel

Attendees are encouraged to bring:

  • Flat kit

  • Sunscreen/bug spray

  • Sit pad, stool, stadium seat, etc.

Sage has an interesting set of skills that he's harnessed over the years from various professions, jobs, and experiences.

He is an Army veteran, a licensed massage therapist in DC and has been practicing for more than 2 decades, and has taught massage for 6 years. He's been practicing Nature & Forest Therapy for 5 years.

Sage’s outdoor experience expands from being a veteran in the Army, to being a bike messenger in the mid to late 90's, to being an Outdoor Instructor/Experience Guide with REI’s Outdoor School, an alumni of NOLS & Outward Bound, and is a guide for Nature and Forest Therapy.

Sage has led nature therapy walks, or forest bathing walks, for the general public at the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Sage also leads walks with Nature Worx, a non-profit located by the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Nature Worx leads walks for the general public, and with business and local universities. Nature Worx also specifically provides walks with veterans, facilities for folks in recovery from substance abuse, and for women and children in transitional housing.

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Health and Safety

We will be proceeding rain or shine, barring any severe thunderstorm warnings. In this case, the event will be postponed to a later TBD date.

Event refund policy

You can get a refund until 7 days before the event