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Forest Bathing w/Forest Therapy PDX
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Forest Bathing w/Forest Therapy PDX

Saturday, August 3, 2019 August 3, 2019 The Hotel Zags Portland

About this Event

Your Guide: Jesse Remer will lead you through a series of invitations to mindfully experience nature and the Old Growth Forest of this renowned urban Park on the edge of Portland, Forest Park. Shinrin-Yoku translates to Forest Bathing is a healthful interaction with nature with proven benefits to health, mental well-being and happiness. Let the forest be your therapist.

Where will we meet?

Upper Macleay Trail Cornell Parking Lot

Northwest Cornell Road, Portland, OR, 97210

Cost: $35/person

What is Forest Bathing?

Forest Therapy. Shinrin-Yoku. Forest Bathing.

Many names for the medicine of being in the forest.

Forest Therapy, also known as “Shinrin-Yoku,” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness. The practice follows the general principle that it is beneficial to spend time bathing in the atmosphere of the forest. The Japanese words translate into English as “Forest Bathing.” Although we are inspired by the Japanese practice our use of the terms Forest Therapy and Shinrin-Yoku do not mean a specifically Japanese practice. We mean spending time in nature in a way that invites healing interactions. There is a long tradition of this in cultures throughout the world. It’s not just about healing people; it includes healing for the forest (or river, or desert, or whatever environment you are in).

What Will Be Provided:

• Guided Walk

• Snacks

• Trail Snacks Trail bars, Nut Mix and any fresh fruit

• Seated cushions/blanket if desired.

• Natural Bug Spray

• First Aid

• Note pad/pencils

What Each Participant Should Bring:

• Water Bottle

• Comfy Walking Shoes

• Hat

• Sunscreen

• Bug Spray (if personal choice)

• Light Snacks (as needed)

What to Note:

• Please place cell phones on vibrate or leave in the car

• This is a personal immersion. Times will be offered to share in the group, but participants are asked to not make small talk or chat until after the guided parts of the session in order to allow everyone to have their own personal experience with the more than human world.

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