Forest Therapy (Shinrin-yoku)
～ Stress management & Selfcare in nature ～
Slow Down | Deep Breathing | Connect With Nature
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.
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.
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 (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 Therapy Walk
A gentle, beautiful riverside fauna walk with mostly flat trail including a few easy steps up towards to a rock plateau and then back down to the main track. Followed by an easy down hill walk and crossing a small creek near the end.
Available to all levels of fitness.
* The walk may be cancelled or re-scheduled with a bad weather.
✅ Reduce stress/anxiety
✅ Improve mood swings
✅ Deep relaxation
✅ Feeling calm
✅ Awareness within self