$25 – $73

Green Friday Forest Bathing - Gift Card Special Offer

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Lyon Arboretum

3860 Manoa Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

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It's the day after Thanksgiving: GREEN FRIDAY. What if, instead of rushing through crowds for doorbuster specials, you took a leisurely forest bathing walk? In this small group experience, you'll be led by your certified forest therapy guide along a mile of easy trail on the verdant grounds of the Lyon Arboretum. On the way, she will offer a series of “invitations” to help you re-connect with nature through your senses -- make it your new tradition to kick off the holiday season!

Forest bathers on Green Friday also get a special 20% off on Forest Bathing Hawai‘i gift cards. Give the gift of health and relaxation to someone else or use it again for yourself! Regularly $30, the Green Friday discounted price is $24. Your gift card(s) will be available for pick up at the Green Friday walk. See gift card details and designs below.

At the end of the walk, you'll get to try a tea from a plant endemic to Hawai‘i (said to have been used in ancient times as a love potion), and a unique and delicious cookie made from breadfruit flour and baked by Touch a Heart, an award-winning local nonprofit that provides vocational training for homeless and disadvantaged individuals.

"Forest Bathing" (translated from "shinrin-yoku," an established public health practice in Japan) is a growing global wellness movement backed by 30 years of scientific research on the physical and psychological benefits of immersing yourself in nature. See more, including recent national media coverage on forest bathing at www.forestbathinghi.com.

Please bring water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, a casual backpack to hold your stuff (including a rain jacket), and walking sticks if you need them. I'll provide mats to sit on. For your safety and comfort, recommend wearing close-toed shoes w/ good traction; light-weight long-sleeved shirt & long pants.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Minimum age: 16 years old.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking at Lyon Arboretum. Follow Manoa Road, pass Treetops Restaurant and the parking for Manoa Falls. If there's a parking attendant who stops your car, tell him/her you're going to the Arboretum. Continue up the road (watch for pedestrians on the side of the road!), you'll see a sign for Manoa Falls trailhead, turn left there and into the Arboretum. Go up the winding drive until you're in the parking lot. I'll meet you at the Visitor's Center.

If coming as a group, carpooling is encouraged; spaces can sometimes be at a premium. Or go green and take TheBus - #5 Manoa route. Get off at the end of the line at Kumuone St. (tell the driver you're going to the Arboretum or Manoa Falls) and walk for about .5 miles into the valley to the Arboretum. Stay on the sidewalk until the sidewalk ends, then walk on far RIGHT side of road. Once you turn into the Arboretum, follow trail signs to Visitor Center.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to message me on Facebook @forestbathinghi or email forestbathinghi@gmail.com.


Forest Bathing Hawai‘i's Gift Cards

Unique square gift card (4.7" x 4.7") features various images from the Lyon Arboretum. Luxuriously thick card stock is sourced from sustainable forests. Comes with a white or green envelope (your choice).

Choose from 5 different images on front (please specify design when ordering):

  • Lawn & Mountains
  • White Shrimp Plant Flower
  • Māmaki Leaves
  • Mountain Apple (fuchsia) Blossoms
  • Blue Marble (buttress) Roots

Forest Bathing Hawai'i Gift Cards, 5 designs for front

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Lyon Arboretum

3860 Manoa Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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