Forest Therapy Walks

Forest Therapy Walks

Date(s) - March 28, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221


Join Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Shawna Hartung, for a two-hour guided walk through Hoyt Arboretum’s unique tree collection and forested areas. Shawna has over 20 years of experience leading environmental education programs for youth and adults in the Pacific Northwest and is certified guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.

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.

Due to COVID, Forest Therapy walks require pre-registration and only have the capacity to host 10 attendees per event. 

COVID Safety procedures listed below: 
–Pre-registration required
– Meeting in the Stevens Pavilion at Hoyt Arboretum in order to space out.
-Requiring attendees to maintain social distance.
-Masks are required for all participants.


This event is fully booked.

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