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Shinrin-yoku Walk

For the Ultimate Relaxation Experience

Take a pleasant walk in a peaceful eucalyptus forest, enjoy discovering things

that you normally don't notice while walking in a forest.

 

Enjoy mindfulness activities in the forest such as Photographying nature,  

Learn Tai Chi breathing to calm your mind.

Enjoy Complimentary Japanese Tea and snacks at the end of the walk.

This is a wonderful chance to relax, connect with nature and experience a sense of bliss.

What is "Shinrin-yoku 森林浴 (forest-bathing)?

"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.

Benefits of Shinrin-yoku :

  * Increase physiological relaxation

  * Lower the stress level

  * Improve quality of life

  * Improve quality of sleep

  * Reduce sympathetic nerve system and increase parasympathetic nerve system

  * Improvement of weakened immunity with an increase in the count of natural killer (NK) cells,

    which are known to fight tumors and infection

  * Potentially reduce the cost and strain a health services that stress-related illness cause

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 !

An enjoyable and new experience !

Initial 10 mins found already relaxing and mindful. Tai Chi breathing exercise was great.

— Brendan

Shinrin-Yoku Walk outline :

What you will learn : 

 - The concept & benefit of Shinrin-Yoku

 - Learn and practice Tai Chi Breathing

 - Enjoy discovering hidden things in a forest

 - Enjoy activities during the walk

What to bring : 

 - Good walking shoes & wear comfortable clothing

 - Hat

 - Water

 - Towel

 - Sun screen

 - Mosquito repellent

 - Camera / mobile phone

 - Yoga Mat/Bath Towel

Duration  : 2.5 hours to 3 hours

Cost        :  $49 p/p

*** Max 6 people for each walk.

Shinrin-Yoku Walk Dates 2020 :

Click the date you wish to book.

Due to NSW bush fires and extreme dry weather conditions, most of forests are very dry and some area has been back burned. Therefore the walk doesn't provide you a full benefit at the moment.

I would wait till the weather conditions improves a bit more and update the dates.

My apologies for all inconveniences.

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