Forest Bathing

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Wednesday June 20

1:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, improve cognitive functioning, and enhance creative ability. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we may find unparalleled beauty in the moment and in doing so, relax into the beauty all around us.
On your walk, Hana Lee Goldin will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, and it’s great for all ages; just come and be yourself. It’s all welcome in nature.
Hana Lee is a certified forest bathing guide who advocates and celebrates the restorative power of nature and is dedicated to repairing the human-nature disconnect. She empowers clients to integrate daily mindfulness and cultivate personal medicine through earth-based wellness practices. You can find more information at her website, Her ancillary site,, gives you a deeper dive into the world of forest therapy and nature connection.
Happy trails!