What is Forest Bathing?
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese for “Forest Bathing”. Its meaning translates to ‘ immersing oneself in the atmosphere of the forest’ The practice of forest bathing was introduce in Japan in the 1980s due to high stress rates and demands to over work.
Forest Bathing consists of a firm evidence-based framework of theory, skills and recommended guidelines. It is a health and wellness practice that supports participants to relieve stress, to be in the present moment, create awareness for their natural environment and to connect to their senses. It is a practice that supports the participants to slow down while walking in nature. A series of invitations are offered which create a space for deepening their nature connection and opening their senses.