Date(s) - March 25, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221
Experience a three-hour guided forest bathing offering among Hoyt Arboretum’s unique tree collection and forested areas. Forest Bathing (also known as Forest Therapy) offers many health benefits from stress relief to immune system and mood support. This new program allows for additional guided invitations as forest partnership is extended for an additional hour.
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.
About the Instructor: Shawna Hartung is a certified guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. She has over 20 years of experience leading nature-based programs for youth and adults in the Pacific Northwest.
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