Forest Therapy (Shinrin-yoku)

~ Stress management & Selfcare in nature ~

Slow Down   |   Deep Breathing   |   Connect With Nature

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Sun through the Branches

Relax, Reset, and Revitalise in an immersive forest experience,

where Mayu’s guidance through the multisensory practice of

Japanese Shinrin-yoku with different mindfulness activities 

to ease your stress and help improve physical & mental wellness.

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What is Shinrin-yoku ?

Originating in Japan, "Shinrin-yoku" translates to "Forest bathing" or "Immersion in the Forest"  is a science-based public health practice.

The most important aspect of Shinrin-yoku is actively engaging each of your five senses, and consciously connecting with what’s happening in the forest around you.

Though the practice has existed for centuries, the term “Shinrin-yoku” was coined in 1982 by Mr Akiyama, Director of the Japanese Forestry Agency.

 

When practicing Shinrin-yoku, we feel more deeply connected to nature and our own bodies through conscious awareness of our senses responding to the environment.

The benefits of Shinrin-yoku

Shinrin-yoku is well known to improve both psychological and physiological well-being, and has become popular around the world for its therapeutic benefits.

It is well known that the human species originated in nature, and evolved to thrive in the natural world. Since we live constantly outside of the natural environment, it makes sense that spending time in a natural space leaves us with a sense of peace and relaxation.

Additionally, plants and trees produce "Phytoncides", which are aromatic compounds that contribute to the subtle yet distinctive scent of the forest. The benefits of Phytoncide are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral.  Though simply enjoying the aroma of the natural environment is relaxing and invigorating on its own, some research has shown that phytoncides enhance the activity of certain human immune cells, which may benefit immune function.

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Why do I need a guide?

The  Forest therapy guide is an experienced professional who helps participants gain the most benefit from their walk in the natural environment. 

 

Your guide has selectively chosen the walk that offers the key elements in accordance to and the principles and practise of Forest Bathing,  such as mindfulness, feeling present and de-stressing. This is achieved  through a guided series of planned activities.

 

It is also important to note that your guide encourages you to discuss and share the knowledge with other participants so the positive effect and feelings will enhance your wellbeing and those around you.

 

Additionally, it is not only connecting with nature on your own but also connecting with other people. Whilst the results are not always noticeable immediately, in time, the subtle nature of your experience will be eventually felt, and for a long period after the walk.

What do we do in walk ?

The following diagram is the example of what you will experience during the walk.

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Forest Therapy Activities

Walk Slowly

Just "be"

Tea Ceremony

Sensory Activities

Creative Activities

Book Forest Therapy Today !

Group Forest Therapy Walk

3 hours  $50 p.p

Forest Therapy (Shinrin-yoku) is the practice of wandering through the forest, actively engaging

each of your five senses, and consciously connecting with what’s happening in the forest around you.

When practicing Shinrin-yoku, we feel deeply connected to nature and our own bodies through conscious awareness of our senses and responding to the environment.

* Forest Walk : 2.5 hour (Slow walk with activities)

* Tea & Relaxation Time : 15~30 min

*  Complementally Japanese tea & snacks are provided.

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✅ Reduce stress/anxiety

✅ Improve mood swings

✅ Deep relaxation

​✅ Awareness within self

* The event may be cancelled or re-scheduled if the current COVID rules are changed or in bad weather.

 Special Offer

  • $10 off for all walks from second time bookings

 
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