Forest Bathing

Guided Forest Bathing Walk & Lunch

Facilitated by: Johanna
Dates: Sunday 16th June 2024
Cost: €55 per person


Mindfulness in Nature activities followed by Nourishing Lunch

This promises to be a special morning of relaxing and restoring oneself through the power of nature, and then nourishing one’s body with a chef-crafted, healthy lunch.

Guided forest bathing walks, derived from the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, are a profound way to reconnect with nature while promoting mental and physical well-being. This walk, led by a professional guide, will take participants on a journey through the forest to deeply engage with the environment using all five senses. It’s not merely a hike or a casual stroll through the woods; it’s an immersive experience that encourages mindfulness and a deep connection with nature and also oneself.

During a guided forest bathing walk, participants are encouraged to slow down and notice the fascinating details of the world around them. The sensory engagement is designed to bridge the gap between humans and the natural world, fostering a sense of relaxation, wonder, and appreciation for the intricate beauty of the environment.

Benefits:

The benefits of these walks are backed by science, with research indicating that forest bathing can reduce stress, improve mood, boost the immune system, and increase energy levels. For those looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature, a guided forest bathing walk offers a tranquil escape that nourishes the soul and revitalizes the body. Whether one is a seasoned nature lover or someone seeking a new way to find peace and balance, these walks provide an accessible and deeply rewarding way to engage with the natural world, and benefits can last up to three weeks afterwards.

Reduces tension, stress and blood pressure

Boosts the immune system

Enhances mood, creativity and sleep

Relaxes and energises

Improves concentration

Reduces anxiety, fatigue, anger, depression

Gentle exercise and fresh air

Boosts positive mental health

Learn new skills

Schedule:

09:45 Please meet in Kelly’s Wood car park

10:00 Start. Wear sturdy footwear, trousers and bring a coat. We will not be moving fast. The walk will be about 1.5km, mainly level apart from a short, steep hill. You are welcome to bring a snack. (No swim suit required!)

We will move from the wood to Creacon at the end of the walk, for a delicious and healthy lunch.

13:00 Lunch

Kelly’s Wood is 1.6km away from Creacon. (20 – 30 mins walk). Drive or walk.

About Your Facilitator:

Johanna has been running nature based activities in beautiful outdoor settings for over 10 years. She is a professional Forest Bathing Guide, dedicated to sharing the joys and benefits of this unique experience in nature.

Leading groups and individuals to reach a deep sense of relaxation through varied mindfulness activities, participants are able to connect deeply with nature, and themselves. Scientifically proven, the benefits of a 2 – 3 hour Forest Bathing walk – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – can last up to three weeks.
Johanna is also an Integrative Forest Therapy Practitioner specialising in mental health programmes and corporate well-being. She runs a successful Forest School for children, and expresses herself creatively through using nature’s resources for arts and crafts.
Living locally now after travelling and working around the world, she is a life-long learner, enjoys wild spaces and time with family and friends.

Extras:

Spa treatments can be availed of after lunch but must be booked separately and in advance. *Subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy:

The purchases/deposits you make are non-refundable. You can cancel within 48 hours of making your purchase, we will gladly refund your full deposit upon request within this time line. Up to a week prior to the event, we can transfer your purchase to another date where possible, after which the purchase/deposit is completely non-refundable.

In the event of a no-show the booked night(s) and service(s) will be charged in full.