Nitobe Memorial Garden Wellness Walk

Nitobe Memorial Garden - autumn trees in foreground and pond in greenery in background


Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 12 pm – 12:45 pm
Location: Nitobe Memorial Garden, 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free
All are welcome to attend.

Come take a walk with us in Nitobe Garden to breathe fresh air and shake out your legs while (re-)connecting with nature, yourself, and others across our campus community. Have fun exploring a variety of “forest-bathing” (shinrin-yoku) activities while “soaking in” the garden’s nourishing and inspiring atmosphere. We will immerse ourselves in nature with all of our senses and experience how we can learn from nature to be in the present moment and slow down. The walk will integrate active movement with reflective and experiential elements—solo and as a group. Participants will leave feeling clear-headed, refreshed, and (re-)connected.

Meet at the Nitobe Memorial Garden entrance in comfortable shoes and dressed for the weather—event will take place rain or shine.

More Information
“Forest-bathing” (shinrin-yoku) has been gaining popularity across the world, due to its positive health effects, which include reduced stress, improved mood and increased energy and ability to focus. More information and research is available here.

Your guide is Isabel Budke, OD consultant with UBC’s Workplace Learning and Engagement team as well as a certified leadership coach and search and rescue leader. Her professional background is in health, education, sustainability and indigenous relations. Isabel is passionate about helping leaders and teams thrive through challenge and change. As an avid outdoor person and yogi, she integrates movement, mindfulness and nature experiences into her offerings.

Find out more on the MoveU website.