5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Saturday, July 27 2024.


 On Saturday, July 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden - Visitor Centre


Escape the stress of modern life and immerse yourself in the Garden's tranquillity. This guided immersion isn't just a walk in the park—it's a slow, gentle experience that engages all your senses, fostering deep connections with nature.

Known as shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, this practice is backed by evidence-based research indicating that it can reduce stress, enhance focus and creativity, and improve sleep and wellness. You'll be guided to enjoy the Garden's lush soundscape and calming power, with optional journaling and sketching time. The session concludes with reflection over wildcrafted tea and treats.

Meet at the Visitor Centre to enter the Garden as a group. We embrace all weather conditions, so the class is held outdoors in all weather conditions. Please bring a portable chair if you cannot sit on the grass. Online registration is required.

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/ 

Photo by Jeffrey Eisen on Unsplash.


Available: Full

Price: $36.00 Taxes not included

<p><span class='promotion-title'>VBGA Member Discount </span><br /><br /><span class='promotion-application-text'>Receive a discount when you enter a Discount Code.</span><br /><span class='promotion-application-text'>If you are a member of the Gardens, enter promotional code MEMBER at checkout to receive your 10% discount!</span><br /><div class='promotion-discount-desc'><br /><span class='promotion-discount-item'>Discount of 10% </span><br /></div></p>

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. A credit will be applied to your account for cancellations with one week's notice. 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.

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