$25 – $40

Forest Bathing at Darts Hill Garden Park

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Darts Hill Garden Park

1633 170 Street

Surrey, V3S 9X3

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Join a Certified Forest Therapy Guide to experience the health benefits of nature on a 3-hour Forest Therapy Experience.

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Inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku (which translates to "forest bathing"), the practice encourages our bodies and minds to slow down, to disconnect from the stressors of our modern lives, while helping us to deepen our connections with nature. In doing so, we open the door to the healing properties of forests and other natural areas.

Since the 80s, a great deal of research has been done in Japan and in other parts of the world, indicating that forest therapy can offer a wide spectrum of health benefits to humans, ranging from increased creativity and attention, to improved mental heath, memory and immune system functioning, as well as the lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol. Not to mention a significant reduction in stress.

Expect to have some fun, share stories along the way, and enjoy a cup of forest tea.

Ken Ouendag completed training with the ANFT in 2017 to become Vancouver's first Certified Forest Therapy Guide. He founded Nature Connected Forest Therapy Walks in 2017, offering public and private walks and retreats that are inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku (also known as “forest bathing”). He serves as a mentor and apprentice with the ANFT, supporting forest therapy guides-in-training. His guided walks invite people to explore new ways of connecting with nature, while opening the door to the healing properties of forests and other natural environments. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ken was drawn to the West Coast of Canada by its lush forests and calming scenery. Since moving to British Columbia in 2009, he has undergone numerous outdoor educator and guiding courses.Ken also enjoys a career in recreation therapy, having served diverse clients across the lifespan.

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1633 170 Street

Surrey, V3S 9X3

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