Only 2 hours for the ultimate relaxation experience.
Feel as if you have been to a Retreat for days!
"Shinrin" means Forest, "Yoku" means Bathing. Shinrin-yoku is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. You bathe in the environment of the forest, using all your senses to experience nature upclose. It is a simple natural therapy which has been done for many years.
With Shinrin-Yoku, trees provides fresh oxygen so you can take a deeper breath and the green colours of the leaves sooth your eyes, sounds of birds calm the noise in your head and you feel the breeze on your skin.
In a very short time you enter a relaxed state of mind !
Benefits of Shinrin-yoku
* Increased relaxation response
* Lower stress levels
* Improves the quality of sleep
* Improvement of weakened immunity
* Improves the quality of life and a feeling of well being
* Increases in the count of natural killer (NK) cells which are known to fight disease
* Reduces sympathetic nerve system and increase parasympathetic nerve system
* Potentially reduces the cost and strain of health services that caused by stress-related illness
Shinrin-yoku is a peaceful walk to relax, connect with nature and experience a sense of bliss.
Enjoy mindfulness activities through the walk and learn Tai Chi/Qi Gong breathing to calm your mind.
Benefits of Tai Chi/Qi Gong
* Improve daily energy levels
* Improve concentration
* Improve blood circulation
* Improve balance and flexibility
* Improve emotional balance
* Improve immune function and response
• Deep relaxation experience in a peaceful natural environment
• Learn introductory Tai Chi/Qi Gong breathing and exercise
• Complimentary Japanese tea & snacks at the end
• Complimentary gift (hand made greeting card with nature photography)
An enjoyable and new experience !
Initial 10 mins found already relaxing and mindful. Tai Chi breathing exercise was great.
Shinrin-yoku Q&A Sheet
* Introduction of Mayu Kataoka
* What is "Forest-Therapy Guide?"
* Why did you want to become a Forest-Therapy Guide ?
* What is "Shinrin-yoku (Forest-Bathing)?
* Is Shinrin-yoku same as Bush Walking?
* What are the benefits of Shinrin-yoku?
* What kind of activities do we do in Shinrin-yoku?
* How long does Shinri-yoku take to ?
* How strenuous is Shinrin-yoku? Who can join Shinrin-yoku?
* What is the purpose to use Yoga Mat for Shinrin-yoku?
* Where can I do Shinrin-yoku?