Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the practice of walking in woodland, mindfully.
It’s taking in all the elements of nature with your senses and being present in the moment, quieting the mind and deepening your connection with nature.
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese way of saying ‘forest bathing’.
The phrase was coined in the 1980s, when in Japan they realised people were starting to feel stressed in an increasingly urbanised world. To combat this, natural prescriptions were given to walk and to spend time among trees.
- We have a number of forest bathing walks for you to experience, to suit all abilities
- Guided meditations are also available for you to read at our meditation spots in the woods
Ask at reception for more information