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October 11, 2023 @ 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.


Members: $40
Non-Members: $75

Well-being at Lotusland

Nature restores us and promotes a sense of wellbeing. This year, Lotusland launches a series of programs designed to have you engage with nature and experience the Garden with a fresh perspective.

Skilled professionals will lead a series of Well-being Wednesdays, special sessions for regular doses of nature’s healing, resilience, and a sense of wholeness.

Each class consists of a 45-minute guided activity followed by a 45-minute walk in the Garden.

Our October Well-being Wednesday session will feature Forest Bathing with Elena Rios

Elena Rios

Elena Ríos is an ever evolving ANFT Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide and Inter-disciplinary Artist. From an early age, Elena’s family cultivated in her an interest in the exploration and appreciation of nature and the more-than-human world. Elena Continues to participate with traditional circles of learning, wellness, and ways of being that are rooted in Indigenous knowledge. She believes this practice has the potential to assist us in noticing the Interconnectedness of All Things. She draws inspiration from her grandmother, who was a Curandera. She has had a partnership as a cultural practitioner with Japanese Shinto Priest, Hiroji Seikiguchi for almost 20 years. Currently, she is an employee of the Chumash Fire Department, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. She is an indigenous Azteca Chichimeca woman of the Americas, with distant genetic Chumash links including multi-ethnic Spanish, Scot-Irish ancestry. Her guide style is informed by all of these previous life experiences.

Elena Rios

Well-being Wednesdays are presented in association with Well-being Series Sponsor Belle Hahn