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 such as
Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Nature photography, Nature craft to ease your stress
and help improve physical & mind wellness.
What is Shinrin-yoku ?
Shinrin-yoku translates to ‘Forest bathing’, and is the practice of wandering through the forest and taking in the forest atmosphere.
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 : Why does forest bathing feel so relaxing?
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.
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.
Forest Therapy Programs For You
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.
Standard Forest Therapy Walk
3 hours $50 p.p
Reduce stress/anxiety, Improve mood swings, Deep relaxation, Awareness within self
Forest Walk : 2.5 hour (Slow walk with activities)
Tea & Relaxation Time : 15～30 min
Complementally Japanese tea & snacks are provided for all walks.
$15 off for all walks from second time bookings
* The event will be cancelled or re-scheduled if the current COVID rules are changed
or in bad weather.