Forest Bathing / Shinrin-Yoku

East Sussex, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Helena

4 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish and Swedish

What you'll do

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) is a traditional Japanese awareness meditation, proven to be a profound antidote to anxiety, depression, fear and tension.

You will be taken upon a simple forest walk, whereupon your guide, Helena, will facilitate and enable a sensual immersive experience, whereby the forest languages of renewal, growth, change and impermanence will become your experiential second nature.

You will develop a sense of inner peace and stillness that will be supported and encouraged by nature's living, ever-changing process.

Absolutely no experience necessary. The requirements are a willingness to let go of your troubles, fears, worries and anxieties.
Other things to note
Wear warmer clothes than usual as we will spend time being still in the woods and in the shade of the forest canope. You may also wish to bring something to sit on during sit spot practice.
Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) is a traditional Japanese awareness meditation, proven to be a profound antidote to anxiety, depression, fear and tension.

You will be taken upon a simple forest walk, whereupon your guide, Helena, will facilitate and enable a sensual immersive experience, whereby the forest languages of renewal, growth, change and impermanence will become your experiential second nature.

You will develop a sens…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We will be sharing a cup of foraged herbal tea by the camp fire.

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Helena

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 72 Reviews
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I am Helena Skoog, Swedish Yoga Instructor. I was born and raised in the forests of Sweden, and have lived quietly off-grid for 4 years in the ancient woodlands of Sussex.

I am graced with a yogic practice of close communication with nature, and I love to share the languages of trees and their deep rooted wisdom, helping you to develop a pure enduring and evolving inner relationship with the soul essence of nature.

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Where you'll be

The destination is inner peace - along the way we will pass the stillness of a lake, taken by the wind through the trees, and carried by birdsong to the warmth of the camp fire, where we will sit in the circle of elders.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Vicky
September 2021
A wonderful experience, connecting with nature in a way that was inspiring and unexpected. Helena held the space beautifully and invoked a kind of magical element to the experience. Highly recommend.
Kamyla
September 2021
This was a really relaxing, interesting and deep experience. It was so amazing to reset in the mystical and peaceful forest! And Helena was a really considerate host who gave us space when we needed whilst also being a great meditation guide. It was the perfect birthday present for my mum!
Ben
September 2021
MAGICAL , AMAZING , PERFECT , BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE 🙏 we cannot be more grateful for such a needed and peaceful experience. I booked this for my girlfriends 40th and we were both blown away , we are both into meditation and loved this reconnection with Mother Nature. No rushing , no agenda, no technology, no traffic , no city noise , just the peace & tranquility. We hope to visit again 🙏
Anna
September 2021
We spent a magical Sunday with Helena, who is a super host. The forest bathing was such an incredible experience: we relaxed very deeply and learned so much about nature from Helena. The tea and snacks at the end were a lovely touch. Thank you.
Katrina
August 2021
What a joy this was. Helena was brilliant. She made everyone feel so comfortable, and her instructions were gentle but clear. She was also thoughtful and genuine - it really felt like a mutually enjoyable experience. I thoroughly recommend spending some time forest bathing with Helena, especially if you are trying to get some life perspective or healing time.
Lloyd
July 2021
This is a great experience not to be missed. I practice a lot of Japanese and Shinto philosophies, so it was only a matter of time I went out to experience the Japanese practice of tree bathing. Helena is a great host and has a wonderful way of making everyone feel calm and relaxed and really helped us become one with the natural world which we have lost connection with over the modern age. the whole experience from the beginning to the end where we had an insight in to Helena's life was such and inspiration and has made us put a lot of things on our own lives in to perspective. so if you're swept up in the modern day to day life style and need to get away then I can highly recommend trying this experience.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 8 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Consider your clothing, weather dependent, as we will be outdoors for 2 – 3 hours in whatever the weather. Wellies, extra warm layers, wet weather gear or umbrella. For further information - www.forestbathingsussex.co.uk

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.