Date(s) - June 12, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221
Experience a two-hour guided forest bathing walk through 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.
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: Ellen Weeks is a native Oregonian with a deep love for the forests of the Pacific Northwest. She holds an M.S. degree in Education from Portland State University, and is a certified Forest Therapy Guide by the Associate of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). The practice of forest bathing expands how she encounters the natural world, resulting in even deeper relations to not just the wilderness and its inhabitants, but to fellow humans.
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