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Forest Bathing / Shinrin-Yoku

East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Helena

4 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

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…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    We will be sharing a cup of foraged herbal tea by the camp fire.
From £40
/ person
Sun, 6 Dec
13:00 - 17:00
Join 3 other guests
£40 per person
£40 per person
Mon, 7 Dec
10:00 - 14:00
Join 2 other guests
£40 per person
£40 per person
Mon, 28 Dec
10:00 - 14:00
£40 per person
£40 per person

Meet your host, Helena

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 55 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 4.98 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Jérôme
October 2020
Totally amazing experience. Will want to come back with children too. To reconnect with nature is healing and soothing and Helena has a gift. It was a privilege to be there for such a wonderful time.
Justine
October 2020
This was a really unique and special experience. Helena was quite wonderful and very thoughtful, and I felt so much more relaxed and happier after forest bathing. Definitely recommended!
Derek
October 2020
This was a truly magical experience for us. So good to be outdoors and in such a beautiful place. Wonderfully led and curated by Helena who has developed/created a lovely approach to reconnecting to nature. It’s something everyone should try! So good for the soul and for the Forrest.
This was a truly magical experience for us. So good to be outdoors and in such a beautiful place. Wonderfully led and curated by Helena who has developed/created a lovely approach…
Kathryn
October 2020
This was my second visit within 5 weeks! I can't keep away. It's just the best thing ever, if you're reading this and wondering whether you should experience Forest Bathing, stop hesitating and just book it. Helena is the perfect guide and the location is pure magic. I'll be back again when the season changes to winter to experience this too. Thanks Helena x
This was my second visit within 5 weeks! I can't keep away. It's just the best thing ever, if you're reading this and wondering whether you should experience Forest Bathing, stop…
Leia
October 2020
Excellent experience! 100% recommend. Helena was a great host and we learnt ALOT about nature, slowing down and really connecting with Mother Earth!
Karin
October 2020
We had a great time on this forest bathing experience - definitely something unique and new! Helena was great at facilitating and leading the meditations, and I would strongly recommend this experience!

Choose from available dates

4 available

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

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