Would you like to spend a Saturday morning in the forest to unwind, relax and boost your sense of well-being? You can now go Forest Bathing in Wicklow.
A little bit about forest bathing:
Forest Bathing is a mindfulness practice that connects you to nature in order to release stress and to relax. It was developed in the 80’s in Japan (where they call it Shinrin-Yoku) as a way to cope with stress related health issues. Contrary to what the name suggests, you don’t have to go into water to forest bathe. It’s about bathing yourself in the forest atmosphere through all of your senses. You focus on what you can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste.
During a forest bathing walk you will experience a full immersion in nature. A guide will help you to slow down, get out of your head and into your body. With the help of mindful ‘invitations’ (nature-based exercises) you will relax, explore your creativity, connect with nature and yourself.
The walk will last for about two hours. At the end of the walk, we’ll have a natural tea gathering.
Scientific studies show that forest bathing has many health benefits like reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and boosting your immune system. It also improves your mood, increases concentration, and frees up your creativity. And it can accelerate recovery from illness.
Upcoming dates are:
Saturday 18th of September 11 am
Saturday 16th of October 11 am
Saturday 20th of November 11 am
Saturday 18th of December 11 am
Different forests around Rathdrum, county Wicklow. A week before the walk, you will receive the exact location.
Price per walk:
€35,- per person
More information and bookings: