Forest Therapy, Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku is a practice which supports the health, well being and deeper connection to our selfs and the nature through guided experience in the forest.
On the Forest therapy session you will experience easy and slow 2-3 hours walk with certified guide providing sensory opening activities, focusing on the aspects of nature connection with all of our senses. Combined with meditational breathing and sound therapy this activity will help you to slow down, reduce stress and find balance between mind and body.
FOREST THERAPY WALK
Forest Therapy is also known as Forest Bathing, is a relational practice that brings people into deeper intimacy with natural places. And one of those natural places is our natural self; it’s a practice that holds the possibility of meeting again the kernel of who we are, and what we are born to be and how we are intended to be of service in the world. It’s also important to recognize how the practice supports every aspect of our well-being.
There are many wonderful health benefits attributed to forest therapy including boosted immune function, improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, attention restoration and a reduction in stress and depression.
Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments.
Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing.”
Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. We build on those benefits and look beyond, to what happens when people remember that we are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways.
Forest Therapy is a practice. It is open-ended; there is no prescription for what a person “should” experience, or what benefits they “should” receive. Instead, it is a practice of developing a deepening relationship of reciprocity, in which the forest and the practitioner find a way to work together that supports the wholeness and wellness of each. In Forest Therapy, there is a clearly defined sequence of guided events that provides structure to the experience, while embracing the many opportunities for creativity and serendipity offered by the forest and the individual inspiration of each guide.
- improves mood and feelings of health
- decreases the level of stress hormone cortisol
- boosts immune system
- brings your mind and body to balance
- helps with headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma and arthritis
- lowers the risk of anxiety, depression, heart disease, weight gain, memory and concentration impairment
- improves your mental performance and creativity
- helps you to connect with nature on a new level
- 50 eur – 1-2 person
- 33 eur – 3 persons and more
All year round