Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Date(s) - November 20, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221


Forest Bathing (also known as Forest Therapy) offers many health benefits from stress relief to immune system and mood support. Experience a two-hour guided forest bathing walk through Hoyt Arboretum’s unique tree collection and forested areas. The program will conclude with a light snack and local herbal tea.

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.

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.

Class size is limited; registration is required. Participants should plan to arrive 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to check in at the Visitor Center (4000 SW Fairview Blvd). Please plan to bring your own water and any other supplies that you need. Masks are required for outdoor programs in Portland parks when physical distancing is not possible. If you are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay safe and stay home.

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Bookings are closed for this event.

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