Forest Bathing

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Wednesday November 28

1:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, forest bathing has proven benefits for stress reduction, cognitive function, and emotional wellbeing. Forest bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives. In escaping the rapid pace of our daily routines, we find unparalleled grace in the present 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.


All program fees include same day admission to the Garden, rain or shine (a $12 value per adult).

Please email to inquire if ASL Interpretation is available.

Cancellation Policy: Notification two weeks prior to program receives full refund; less than two weeks receives a one-time credit toward another Garden program to be used within 90 days; less than 48 hours from program start, no refunds or credit will be given for cancellations or absences.


In the event that the Garden has to cancel a program you will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer to another program.