Forest immersion puts you in a more calm and relaxed state. This in turn improves the quality of one's life, affecting sleep, mood, energy level, immune function, and resistance to disease. Participants will have their vitals taken before and after and are encouraged to participate in trail walking at a leisurely pace.
Dr. Jenn Dazey grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she became proficient with the edible and medicinal world around her. A practicing herbalist, farmer, teacher, and sculptor, Jenn has connected thousands of people with the patterns of living systems that sustain them, from the molecular to the infinite. Chair of Botanical Medicine and core faculty at Bastyr University, she aims to shift the paradigm of healing toward resiliency, responsibility, and diversity of all things. Her private practice in Monroe, WA, centers on adaptive botanical medicine, which may include teas and tinctures or grazing on the buds of trees and bathing in herbal infusions. She has worked as an herbalist in private consulting since 2003, and as a primary care physician since 2008, and regularly appears on television and print media. Specializing in adjunctive cancer care, mushrooms and sea vegetables, she also dedicates her time to water conservation, land management, and community service. At Bastyr University, Dr. Dazey teaches herbal materia medica and clinical herbalism to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as organic gardening, soil ecology, seed saving, and biointensive IPM, field studies in seaweeds, mushrooms, and botanical ID in Costa Rica and Peru, as well as locally and in the San Juan Islands. Dr. Dazey has also designed passive living systems to include water filtration and revitalization, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, thermodynamic exchangers and mass heaters, and also loves to sculpt giant sand castles for fun.