Forest Bathing (in-person, outside)

Forest Bathing (in-person, outside)

Date(s) - August 20, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hoyt Arboretum
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: Kristy Gonyer has more than 12 years of experience in environmental science, and experiential education for adults and children. She is a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT), a certified interpretive guide with the National Association of Interpretation, and holds an M.S. degree in Postsecondary and Adult Education from Portland State University. Since a young age, Kristy has cherished developing relationships with the more-than-human-world in nature. Through forest bathing, Kristy is grateful for the opportunity to provide supportive experiences for others to explore and cultivate their own relationships with nature and human beings.

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If you qualify for an Oregon income assistance program, please email for details about further discounted program rates.

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