Forest Bathing / Shinrin-Yoku

East Sussex, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Helena

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish and Swedish
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.

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
  • 76 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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From £40/ person

Join 2 other guests
£40 per person

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 4.93 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

Sinead
November 2021
A lovely peaceful day. Helena is lovely. I got a lot more out of it than I thought I would. Highly recommended x
Cat
November 2021
Forest bathing with Helena is a magical experience. It is a huge gift to take the time to explore an ancient woodland mindfully and to give yourself space to simply be and to experience. Helena provides thoughtful, evocative reflections and guided meditations as well as a fabulously warm and loving atmosphere and a deep passion for nature. Don't think twice - just go!
Gavin
November 2021
Surprisingly popular. Go if you’re into mindfulness and you want to dedicate a lot of time to it, (the experience is 4 hours). It’s all about slowing down, meditation, very chill :)
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 🙏

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  • Sat, 1 Jan
    12:00 - 16:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £40 per person

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 4 hours, whatever the weather. From October till April, DO bring all your waterproof clothing (wellies, trousers and jacket), also bring extra warm layers, hat, scarf and gloves. Keep in mind that they also help to keep us warm. We will be spending our time in the shade under the canopy where it is colder than usual. It is really important to stay warm during the experience as this is key to be able to enjoy and relax. For further information - www.forestbathingsussex.co.uk

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.