Free. First come, first served.
Meet in front of the Manor House.
Leach Botanical Garden is a powerful place of respite in bustling SE Portland. Come join us for a soothing, expansive walk through the forest, meadow and creekside.
"Shinrin-Yoku. . . combines leisurely walks on gentle paths under forest canopy with guided activities and meditations to help you open your senses, hone your intuition, and experience the forest as you never have before." http://www.shinrin-yoku.org/
Developed in Japan in the early 1980s as an antidote to the stress of modern life, on-going scientific research shows that "Forest Bathing"
- boosts immune system functioning, with an increase in the count of the body's Natural Killer (NK) cells.
- Reduces blood pressure
- Reduces stress
- Improves mood
- Increases ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
- Accelerates recovery from surgery or illness
- Increases energy level
- Improves sleep
For more information about Shinrin Yoku:
For more information about this tour, please contact the education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org