Saturday Forest Bathing - Arnold Arboretum

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
Saturday, May 25, 2019

--2nd & 4th Saturdays in April and May--

Tam Willey, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Location: Bussey St. Gate Entrance at map tables (

Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community.

This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings.

By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.

Tam is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Training Apprentice and Mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Tam believes the practice of Forest Bathing can deepen and broaden our relationships. Tams training includes an understanding of the scientific framework of Forest Therapy as well as the cultural repair that is made possible by holding space for seekers of this medicine to share and bear witness in community as part of the natural world.

For more information about Tam, check out

Register at (use Adult Education tab) or call 617-384-5209.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.304.9313.

Arnold Arboretum
Bussey St. Gate Entrance
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 9:00am-11:00am
Cost: $25 member, $35 nonmember
Phone: 617-384-5209

Date Added: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
All information is subject to change.

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