5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Saturday, September 16 2023.


 On Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden - Visitor Centre


Escape the stress of the modern world and immerse yourself in the soothing tranquility of the Garden. This guided immersion isn't just a walk in the park - it's a slow and gentle journey that invites you to engage all your senses, promoting profound connections with the beautiful surroundings. 

Tara will guide you through diverse plant species, inviting you to bask in the lush soundscape and fully absorb the calming power of nature. This practice, known as shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, is backed by evidence-based research indicating that it can reduce stress, increase focus and creativity, and improve sleep and overall wellness. 

The session concludes with a moment of connection and reflection as we share wildcrafted tea and treats amidst the verdant beauty of the Garden.  

Meet at the Visitor Centre and enter the Garden as a group. We embrace the elements, so the class operates outdoors in all weather conditions. Please register online in advance. 

Instructor's Bio  

Meet Tara Tiger Brown, a certified forest bathing guide trained in Japan, the birthplace of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), and a Ph.D. candidate at UBC researching health outcomes from nature-based therapeutic practices. Tara's approach combines traditional methods with contemporary research to foster deep connections with nature. Backed by her ANFT and INFOM certifications, Tara offers transformative sensory journeys that are evidence-based and promote overall wellness. 


Association of Nature and Forest Therapy: https://www.natureandforesttherapy.earth/about/the-practice-of-forest-therapy   

International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine: https://www.infom.org/index.html  

Tara's website: https://taratigerbrown.com/  


Available: Full

Price: $36.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Please note that registration will close at 4:00 p.m. PT, one business day before the event. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. For cancellations with one week's notice, a credit will be applied to your account. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Credits must be used within one year from the date issued. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Prerequisites: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account username & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Instructor: Tara Brown

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