• CAD $60.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 11:30 AM 1:00 PM

Location: Bethlehem Centre

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Forest Bathing ~ Shinrin’yoku

With Emily Gambling, Occupational Therapist

December 3, 2022

Come along as we reconnect to the beauty and simplicity of the natural world and tune into our own state of being.

Gentle, slow, and mindful time in nature. Forest Therapy is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku or forest-bathing. This is an opportunity to slow down, connect to our senses, notice our surroundings, and reconnect to ourselves and our environment.

Forest therapy offers a chance to reconnect to the beauty and simplicity of the natural world and to tune into our own state of being.

There is extensive research on the benefits of nature on human health – mental, physical, and cognitive health! Research indicates that Forest Therapy is effective in improving symptoms of depression and anxiety, thereby helping with focus, stress reduction, and relaxation. It also helps boost resilience and creativity and can improve immune function, among other benefits. In essence, Forest Therapy is a holistic intervention to support our health and well-being.

The forest bathing will start 1/2 hour after our monthly Kundalini class, and we are excited to offer a 50% discount to the participants in Jay’s class.

There are only 15 spots available for each session so sign up quickly.


Emily Gambling, Occupational Therapist
Emily Gambling is an Occupational Therapist, certified Forest Therapy Guide, and mindfulness facilitator. She is passionate about health promotion,  quality of life, mental health and wellness, and providing holistic and evidence-based care. Emily practices mindfulness and forest bathing in her personal life and continues to experience the value of these practices on both a personal and professional level. She hopes to share these practices with the community, open the doors for others to experience the powerful effects of nature, and learn from others in the process. In her clinical practice, Emily takes a client-centred approach to care and integrates a…
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