Upcoming Events

Park People Program

TD PP: ANWP #1 English Bay
English Bay, Sat June 25, 2022
To register, please email anwp@ecowisdom.ca referencing “ANWP: English Bay.”

BC doctors are offering green prescriptions, recognizing that time in nature has many physical and emotional health benefits. Individuals and peer support groups can access this powerful resource. Forest medicine research will be reviewed in this 2.5 hr virtual “nature retreat.” 

We will explore using water imagery, sounds and meditations to help manage pain and release tension from the body.

This program is designed to be inclusive of and accessible for people living with disability/ chronic illness. You can participate indoors with a houseplant while reclining, on a balcony with a view of trees, in a garden, or in a park with internet access. 

You will be guided through a series of nature-connection practices to calm the mind and body. We will conclude with a tea ceremony by an outdoor campfire shared online. 

Participants are encouraged to take the nature mindfulness practices of the program into Vancouver parks! During this particular program, you will be invited to explore English Bay. Information on accessibility, public transit and site highlights will be provided.

TD PP: ANWP #2 Bear Creek
Sat Aug 27, 2022
To register, please email anwp@ecowisdom.ca referencing “ANWP: Bear Creek”

Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is an enjoyable way to feel grounded and nurtured while also building a sense of connection. 

In this program, we will explore notions of community – with the non-human world that we are a part of, as we engage in a series of nature-based connection, mindfulness, and meditation activities. 

Forest bathing research will be reviewed in this 2.5 hr virtual “nature retreat.” This program is designed to be inclusive of and accessible for people living with disability/ chronic illness. You can participate indoors with a houseplant while reclining, on a balcony with a view of trees, in a garden, or in a park with internet access. 

You will be guided through a series of nature-connection practices to calm the mind and body. We will conclude with a tea ceremony by an outdoor campfire shared online. 

Following the program, participants will be encouraged to use the nature mindfulness of the program in Bear Creek Park and/or an alternative accessible green space. Information on the accessibility of Bear Creek Park, public transit and site highlights will be provided. 

TD PP: ANWP #3 False Creek
Sat Oct 29, 2022
To register, please email anwp@ecowisdom.ca referencing “ANWP: False Creek”

Forest bathing, which is characterized by slow mindful movement, opening the senses, and present-moment awareness, has been found to improve mood, increase energy, and foster resiliency. 

Whether we are involved in environmental education, conservation, invasive species removal, or working to increase accessibility for people with disabilities within parks, we all need to find ways to nurture ourselves within the community.  We will explore ways to increase our “window of tolerance” through nature-based mindfulness practices.

Mindful Nature Connection research will be reviewed in this 2.5 hr virtual “nature retreat.” This program is designed to be inclusive of and accessible for people living with disability/ chronic illness. You can participate indoors with a houseplant while reclining, on a balcony with a view of trees, in a garden, or in a park with internet access. 

You will be guided through a series of nature-connection practices to calm the mind and body. We will conclude with a cedar tea ceremony shared online. 

Following this program of nature connection activities, participants will be encouraged to use these practices at False Creek or an alternative accessible green space. Information on the accessibility of False Creek Park, public transit and site highlights will be provided.