Date(s) - January 1, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221
Welcome to 2024! Ring in the new year with a complimentary, two-hour guided forest bathing walk through Hoyt Arboretum’s trails and trees.
Forest Bathing (also known as Forest Therapy) offers many health benefits from stress relief to immune system and mood support. Forest therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing.” Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. We build on those benefits and look beyond, to what happens when people remember that we are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways.
- This program is FREE (maximum of 2 tickets per registration)
- Ages 10 and up are welcome
- Space is limited and registration is required
- Registration closes Sunday, December 31st at 4:00pm
About the Instructor: Heather Dorfman, LMSW (she/her) is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and founder of Rose and Cedar Forest Therapy. After many years of working with children, youth, and adults who are grieving or in crisis, Heather now partners with the natural world to offer gentle, accessible, and trauma-sensitive care, especially for those most marginalized. Heather believes that every person has the right to develop and deepen relationships with the other-than-human world, and loves to support people in this ever-evolving process.
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This event is fully booked.