EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nature Wellness Program #3: Nature, Neuroscience and Resiliency

Nature, Neuroscience and Resiliency: Bringing Forest Bathing to Urban Parks

Funded by a TD Park People Grant

Saturday September 18th 2:00 – 4:30 Pacific Standard Time

Click Here To Register at Eventbrite

 

Or Email: Paul Gauthier (IFRC) pathways@technologyforliving.org

Or Call: Nancy Lear (TFL) 604-326-0175

This is the third in a series of three innovative and accessible nature-connection programs. This free, public program is specifically designed to be accessible to people who live with physical disabilities. 

Engaging in a regular practice of nature mindfulness and shinrin-yoku/ forest bathing can result in beneficial and long-lasting changes to the brain. We will explore the neuroscience of nature connection during an online 2.5 hr program using zoom, with participants being guided in enjoyable and relaxing nature-connection practices. Afterwards, participants will be encouraged to use these practices onsite at the Beaver Lake Trail (or an alternative greenspace/park that is more accessible or covid-safe to access). 

• Do you find that spending time in nature, or gazing upon nature images, brings you a sense of calm? 

• Would you like to understand the science behind the practice of shinrin-yoku/forest bathing, a wellness practice used by 75% of the Japanese Population? 

• Are you seeking new ways to experience stress reduction and wellness? 

Please join Kari Krogh and her EcoWisdom team in exploring nature-based mindfulness practices using nature images, nature videos, and direct contact with nature in an environment of your choice (indoors or outdoors). Kari is a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide who lives with a disability. 

Space is limited. 

This project arose from a collaborative partnership between Individualized Funding Resource Centre (IFRC), Technology for Living (TFL), and EcoWisdom Forest Preserve. Together we have established “Accessible Nature Wellness Programs” as a Park Group. We thank TD Parks People Grant, Park People, and TD Ready Commitment for making this program possible.

Canadian Fall Colours Virtual Nature Immersion Retreat

Come join the EcoWisdom Forest Preserve team of facilitators in celebrating the spectacular fall colours that make this part of the world-famous!

We will engage in mindfulness nature connection activities that open the heart and soul in becoming fully present to the awe, beauty, and goodness that resides in the natural world. 

You will have time to rest, play, and be creative. We will spend time in large and small groups and you will be invited to share as much or as little as you wish about your experience.

You will be led by a certified nature and forest therapy guide, interfaith spiritual director, and mindfulness meditation teacher (certification in progress) who has a Ph.D. in psychology alongside a multiple award-winning environmental educator. The small group facilitation team includes environmentalists, artists, massage therapists, meditation teachers, spiritual directors, disability advocates, and retired psychotherapists. 

The primary leaders live off-grid on the EcoWisdom Forest Preserve without running water or electricity, sharing the forest with wolves, bears, moose, deer, and lynx. See EcoWisdom.ca for more information about our team and our approach.

During this very popular program, you will have an opportunity to connect to the EcoWisdom Forest Preserve at the height of fall colours! You will also be able to see the landscapes of other participants from around the world. You can participate from indoors, a balcony, a backyard, or a park, as long as you are close to wifi. In this way, it is covid-safe and accessible.

This is an ideal way to gently nourish your physical, social, emotional, and perhaps spiritual (as you define it) wellbeing!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-fall-colours-virtual-nature-immersion-retreat-tickets-159555682341

PAST EVENTS

EcoWisdom is thrilled to be partnering with IFRC and TFL to offer three virtual Accessible Nature Wellness Programs funded by TD Park People. We aim to support the engagement of people with disabilities in parks and greenspaces.

 

To register, please find the corresponding link below:

1.  Improving Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Through Shinrin-Yoku/ Forest Bathing 

(Saturday May 15 2:00 – 4:30 Pacific Standard Time)

2. Nature Mindfulness: Finding Refuge in Urban Greenspaces 

(July 17th 2:00 – 4:30 Pacific Standard Time)

3. Nature, Neuroscience and Resiliency: Bringing Forest Bathing to Urban Parks 

(Saturday September 18th 2:00 – 4:30 Pacific Standard Time)

Accessible Nature Wellness Program to Support Physical and Emotional Health

Online

Saturday May 15 2:00 – 4:30 Pacific Standard Time

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE

Or email: pathways@technologyforliving.org

Accessible Nature Wellness Program #1:

Improving Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Through Shinrin-Yoku/ Forest Bathing

Do you find that spending time in nature, or gazing upon nature images, brings you a sense of calm?

Would you like to understand the science behind the practice of shinrin-yoku/forest bathing, a wellness practice used by 75% of the Japanese Population?

Are you seeking new ways to experience stress reduction and wellness?


Please join Kari Krogh and her amazing EcoWisdom team in exploring nature-based mindfulness practices using nature images, nature videos, and direct contact with nature in an environment of your choice (indoors or outdoors). Kari is a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide who lives with disability.

This public program is specifically designed to be accessible to people who live with physical disabilities.

A series of three unique nature wellness programs are being offered for free, thanks to the financial support received from the TD Park People Grant Program.

If you have questions, please contact Paul Gauthier (IFRC) at pathways@technologyforliving.org or Nancy Lear (TFL) at 604-326-0175 for more information.

For more information on inclusive and mindful nature connections, see:

https://www.instagram.com/contemplative_forest_bathing/