Forest Bathing - Half Day Retreat

Harvard University
Thu, Nov 08 - 09:00

125 Arborway

Boston, Suffolk County

Health & Wellness


Guided Therapeutic Experience
Year Round, 1st Saturday and 1st Thursday of each month, 8:00am-11:00am
Tam Willey, Certified Forest Therapy Guideocation: Bussey St. Gate Entrance at map tables

Did you know that spending time connecting with nature has been medically and scientifically proven to treat stress-related illnesses? Relax and unplug on a Guided Forest Bathing Walk, a slow-paced facilitated combination of wandering, sitting, and resting. We will cover no more than 1-2 miles as I Guide us through a sequence of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our surroundings in a way that support reconnecting or deepening our connection with the natural world.

This practice is inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, a term coined in Japan in the 1980’s, where much infrastructure has been created around designated healing forests. Shinrin-Yoku translates to Forest Bathing and is a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan. A plethora of studies have been done demonstrating how nature is powerful medicine in treating stress-related illnesses.
Experience the healing power of the Arboretum.

Tam is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. She recently completed her practicum here at the Arnold Arboretum. Tam has first hand experience of the healing benefits of spending time in nature. For more information about Tam take a look at her website, Toadstool Walks.

Fee $40 member, $50 nonmember
Register at or call 617-384-5209
In case of inclement weather, contact 617.304.9313

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