Forest Bathing ~ Shinrin Yoku
Relax your Mind. Awaken your Senses. Nourish your Soul
With Claire de Boursac
These relaxing and restorative sessions combine meditation, mindful awareness and nature-therapy practices and take place in enchanting and healing woodlands. There's no water, immersed instead in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the surrounding nature.
Monthly sessions take place on Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30
£25 per session or £65 for the season (3 sessions)
Shinrin Yoku (translated as forest bathing) is a practice developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of Japanese preventative healthcare. Significant research has been undertaken on the benefits to mental and physical wellbeing.
Spending time in nature in this way has been shown to help
* reduce stress levels * increase wellbeing
* lower heart rate * increase empathy
* lower cortisol levels * increase creative thinking
* reduce negative thinking/ rumination
.... and is deeply pleasurable!
9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 21st February
9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 28th March
9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 25th April
9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 23rd May
Individual forest bathing sessions and bespoke group/ family sessions can be arranged.
What people have said about Forest Bathing sessions with Claire
“I so enjoyed walking through such wild and enchanting woods in the middle of London... Everything slowed down and I reconnected with parts of myself that everyday stresses had pushed away for far too long. A massage for the senses, a massage for the soul...”
“Claire's gentle, calm and holding guidance allowed me to feel safe enough to explore parts of my inner landscape in a very direct and powerful way”
“A beautifully connecting experience, in so many ways!”
“I left feeling grounded, centred and connected to myself. Taking time to be with others in the woods was so refreshing. Having spent so much time in the concrete city with all its demands you have guided us into a nurturing and enriching space in nature”