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Forest Bathing / Shinrin-yoku

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Welcome to Forest Minds

Forest Minds is about connecting people, their awareness and consciousness with the forest.


This is achieved by using different modalities such as

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku), meditation, Nature art/craft,

Tai Chi/Qi Gong and photography.

Regaining our innate connection between the mind and forest brings us back to ourselves.

Over Years of evolution this knowledge is deeply understood by our consciousness

however it has been hijacked and overshadowed by societal changes and technology.


My aim is to provide you with the experience, the tools and knowledge

so you can reconnect with this amazing source of life and energy.

Forest Therapy Guide

* Certified Forest Therapy Guide

* NSW National Parks licensed eco pass operator
* Member of Blue Mountains Tourism
* Mental Health First Aider

Mayumi Kataoka is a Sydney based Certified Forest Therapy Guide with Japan Forest Therapy Society and INFTA (International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance) and nature photographer.

Over the past 10 years the path of Mayumi's  "trees & nature" photography has led her to a new career as a "Forest Therapy Guide" where she offers therapeutic & mindfulness nature walks known as Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku to a range of  people and community.


 "I really believe that nature already knew the reason as to why I have been so involved with tree photography.

During this period, nature has been talking to me through a multitude of experiences, sights, sounds, touch and the scent of the forest.  She has taught me so much and I believe she chose me for this new career,  for which I am so grateful.

 I am excited to be able to share the wonderful journey of Shinrin-yoku with you ! "


Mayu Kataoka

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."

- William Shakespeare -


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Forest Bathing Walk

3 hours experience of deep immersion with beautiful eucalyptus forest.


Self-care Excursion

A special "Day trip" program and it is aimed for you to focus on improving your wellness by getting away to a peaceful natural environment such as Blue Mountains National Parks or nearby National Parks within 2 hours drive from Sydney.

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Weekend away to Blue Mountains & NSW National Parks.

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Forest Minds is accredit and licensed tour operator in NSW Parks Eco Pass and a member of Blue Mountains Tourism, NSW.



FOREST MINDS acknowledges the traditional Custodians of this land and pay respect to Elders past and present, and their ongoing relationship with this land.

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