Shinrin-Yoku Guided Walk

Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku and has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. It offers more than physiological shifts; it shares a space to connect deeply with the natural world and remember our interconnectedness with all life.

By slowing down and being present, we offer our bodies, minds, and hearts a nourishing break from the daily stress and challenges we are currently facing. Forest Bathing is a practice that calms the nervous system and reminds us to be present to the gift of life.

While on the walk, you will receive a series of guided invitations to support your unique interaction with the land. It is an opportunity to open your senses and invite in the wisdom of the Earth and your body. These October Walks will offer the opportunity to notice the shift into Autumn.
No experience necessary; just an open heart and willingness to connect.

Enrollment is limited to 10 people. Masks and physical distancing are mandatory.
There are two dates. Each is a separate event requiring its own registration and payment.
October 18
October 25
$40 per walk
Limit 10 people per walk including our guide (The walks take place when the garden is closed to the public, allowing for a peaceful and safe experience)
Garden paths are dirt/gravel and include some stairs and slopes.
Walk offered rain or shine.
(More info about what to bring and covid protocols sent after registration)

About the Instructor 

Irene Bailey (pronouns: she/ her) is the Program Director for Temenos Rising and a certified guide with The Association for Nature and Forest Therapy. She has been designing and facilitating experiences that connect people more deeply to themselves, their community, and the natural world for over fifteen years. Irene has worked with numerous environmental and sustainability education programs as an educator, leader, mentor, and wilderness guide. She acknowledges her privilege as a white cis-woman to access the natural world and feel mostly safe. Irene supports the creation of safer spaces in the natural world and offers herself as a conduit to the natural world so that others can get the healing and nourishment they deserve to live well. Her life and work is rooted in possibility, gratitude, connection, and compassion.

For more information, please contact Education Manager, JoAnn Vrilakas at


Oct 25 2020


10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Leach Botanical Garden Manor House


Leach Botanical Garden Manor House
6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland OR 97236
JoAnn Vrilakas


JoAnn Vrilakas


38 °F
Wind: 10 MPH
Humidity: 0 %
Visibility: 10 Miles
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