TO REGISTER:  Please first submit your registration form using the Registration Form button above.  Afterwards, return to this page to pay for the workshop using the PayPal button above (you can pay without an account).  Once your form and payment have been received, registration will be complete!  You may also register by phone by calling Creative Spirit at 781-797-0389.

Forest Bathing:  An Art & Nature Experience

Instructor:  Peyton Pugmire

Sunday, June 23, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Fee:  $65


Come be a part of this unique experience in which nature meets art!  Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.  Spending time in the forest has been scientifically proven to


  • Boost immune system

  • Reduce stress

  • Improve mood

  • Increase energy levels

  • Improve sleep

  • And more!


During this re-invigorating half-day workshop, participants will connect with the spirit of nature’s through a mix of activities including


  • A healing walk through a nearby forest

  • Creating a group nature mandala

  • Guided meditation during which you connect with the Spirit of Nature

  • Drawing

  • Journaling


So, join us! Come get some fresh spring air, exercise, and let your creative spirit roam free, inspired by this fun outdoor experience.

Please Note:


There will not be a lunch break during the workshop so participants are encouraged to eat a good breakfast and bring a snack and water bottle.  Participants are also encouraged to bring a backpack or small bag, dress in layers (including hat), and wear appropriate shoes.  Bug spray is also advised.  If necessary, Creative Spirit will be in touch with all enrolled 24 hours in advance if weather forecast is questionable. 

Images below are from Morning Altars by Day Schildkret (check out his amazing work!)

These images are neither property nor creations of Creative Spirit.  They are shown here simply to provide beautiful examples of nature mandalas, which will be made during this workshop. 


About Peyton Pugmire

Peyton first connected with his own creative spirit as a child in Georgia when he would paint, color, write, cook, dance, sing…AND mount full blown theatre productions in his family’s basement!  Since then, the strength he acquired through his art has fueled his personal journey of embracing his full self.  Today,  Peyton strives to live as authentically and creatively as possible, and he is passionate about inspiring others to do the same.  Peyton holds a BA degree in Theatre (College of Charleston) and a MA degree in Theatre Education (Emerson College).  A member of the North American Drama Therapy Association, he is currently studying to become a Registered Drama Therapist.  He has held top leadership positions with The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Associate Director of Theater), the Watertown Children’s Theatre (Producing Artistic Director), and Wheelock Family Theatre (Director of Education). From 2005 to 2013, he founded and ran Divine Stage Works, a small Boston theatre company.  Peyton has taught across generations, including inner-city youth, college students, and adults.  Peyton is an accomplished actor, theatre director and trained painter, as well as a certified spiritual intuitive with clients from coast to coast.  He also has enjoyed studying shamanism and meditation. 

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