Forest Bathing Walk

January 01, 1970 | 12:00am - 12:00am

Studies have demonstrated that spending time in nature can lead to a measurable reduction in stress hormones, as well as improvements in immunity, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, mood, and cognition. Rooted in ancient Japanese traditions, forest bathing is a full sensory experience that invites us to connect deeply with the natural world, calm our minds, and experience a sense of peace and well-being.

Join this in-person class to discover the art of forest bathing and experience the benefits of being in nature through a guided sensory immersion walk. Led by a certified forest therapy guide, you will have the opportunity to awaken your senses and connect with nature in a deeper and more meaningful way.

The guided walk will take place at the Stanford Campus in the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, encompassing less than a mile of walking. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply looking for a fresh perspective in your life, this class is the perfect opportunity to recharge and refresh your mind, body, and soul.

This is an in-person class.

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Instructor: Madeleine Gerdes is a certified guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides (ANFT). Her company, Mad About The Forest, specializes in forest bathing walks in Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Class details are subject to change.