Welcome to join us for a Forest Bathing Walk in English, with possible translation to Swedish and Mandarin Chinese!
Shinrin-Yoku Sweden is very happy to welcome Jackie Kuang, a most appreciated colleague and American-Chinese Certified Forest Therapy Guide from California. Together, Jackie and Petra Ellora invites you for an early autumn Forest Bathing Experience.
Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) is the Japanese practice of immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and health care. Rooted in scientific research, forest therapy is proving to be one of the most effective antidotes to our modern, technology-driven lifestyles.
On this Forest Bathing walk we will focus on really slowing down and engaging our senses with the natural world for deep relaxation, pleasure and rejuvenation. You will receive a series of guided invitations to connect with nature in a relaxed and easy way. The walk cover less than a mile, last about 3 hours, and end with a tea ceremony.
No experience necessary.
Date: Monday October 1
Time: 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Cost: 275 Skr
To sign up and receive more information,
Guide: Petra Ellora Cau Wetterholm
Petra Ellora Cau is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). She works in Stockholm, Sweden as a Licenced Clinical Psychologist, as a Mindfulness Facilitator and with Forest Therapy and Forest Bathing as the director of Shinrin-Yoku Sweden. She is a strong advocate for integrating Nature Supported Treatments into the Public Heath Care System and is presently pioneering by implementing and assessing Forest Therapy in Primary Care, for adults diagnosed with Stress Related Disorders.
Guide: Jackie Kuang
Jackie Kuang is a certified forest bathing guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). She holds an M.A. in American Literature from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University. Being fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, she is also a highly valued language teacher, translator and business coach. She is on the board of the Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (CPAD) and actively advocates for her autistic son. She enjoys volunteering for organizations close to her heart, including the LA Arboretum.