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.