Come and join us on International Forest Bathing Day.
A day of international participation between guides and their guests to create a global connected walk experience. Walks are occuring all over the globe (US, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia) and you are invited to join in UK, Hertfordshire.
Awaken the senses, feel calm, rejuvenated and restored with a newly available forest therapy experience within the woods on the private Walkern Hall Estate, Hertfordshire.
Also known as forest bathing or shinrin yoku, forest therapy is globally recognised and known for its benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing. It’s not a long hike but a slow and mindful walk through nature. You are gently guided through a series of invitations where you are free to explore your surroundings with all your senses, with time for mindful awareness and reflection, as well as opportunities to share your thoughts and experiences.
There is a wealth of evidence to show that spending time in nature can improve mood, mental performance and creativity, reduce anxiety, depression and blood pressure. The trees themselves actually give off natural chemicals (phytoncides) which are being studied for their positive impact on our immune function. Gift yourself some meaningful ‘me’ time, reconnect with yourself and your surroundings. This is a must try for any self care routine.
Your guide will be Sam Wright, one of only a few people in the UK who is in training with with the international organisation, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. The experience lasts for three hours but no physical exertion is required. All you need is an open heart to embrace the benefits of this powerful therapeutic practice.
9:45 for 10:00 sharp start.
Walkern Hall is very well located, approx 3 miles east of Stevenage, close to junction 7 of A1(M), less than an hour from central London driving. Directions to parking will be provided.
Or call 07714 410359
What to bring:
Suitable all weather clothing, we slow right down, advised to bring layers so you are not too cold.
– Footwear – outdoor shoes for woods, fields, can be muddy.
– Water to drink
– Any medications you may need
– Mossi repellent
– If difficult to sit on the ground then a fold up stool.