Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) Sat 23rd October 2021

Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) Sat 23rd October 2021

With Justine Clement
A Weekly small group Forest Bathing experience in Surrey & Kent

Saturday 23rd October 9.30am-12pm, Nower Wood, Surrey

Autumn brings with it a slower, gentler energy. The leaves are falling and the nights grow longer as the darkness creeps in day by day, moment by moment. In the ancient Celtic tradition, the end of October is known as Samhain and marks the start of a new year and the beginning of winter. It acknowledges that the harvests are complete, and many plants and animals begin to go underground. It’s time for them to rest and recover from all the activity of the spring and summer.

Autumn also marks a time for us to begin taking stock of all that’s happened over the past six months and to start slowing down, too. Our bodies need the nourishment of some cosiness, good warm food and a little self-care and taking this time to move our bodies a little more slowly, yet deliberately, is the perfect way to ease into this period. As the autumn winds blow in change for all nature (that includes us) and temperatures cool, it’s the perfect time to focus on our immunity and ways to nourish the body.

Shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing, is an excellent way to do this. Trees give off pheromones known as phytoncides and these have been scientifically researched and proven to regulate our blood pressure, improve our sleep, and lower our cortisol (stress) levels. These sessions are gentle introductions to Forest Bathing including sensory and meditative exercises. We take time to explore our woodland landscape, tuning in to our micro and macro awareness of nature and noticing how it communicates with us. The session is 2.5 hours and will take place at the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s wildlife reserve Nower Wood. See here for details on the location https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/nature-reserves/nower-wood-educational-nature-reserve
We’ll meet in the car park 10 minutes before to begin promptly at 9.30am, finishing at 12pm.

Read more about Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) on Justine’s dedicated website, Forest Bathing Made In Britain.

 

 

Presenter Justine Clement

Justine Clement is Founder of The Life Adventure. Curiosity prevails, for she is a chaser of life's magic and wonders. The past 20 years have been spent understanding the path to true wellbeing, both her own, as well as how others can learn to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. She has spent much of her career sourcing and creating unique experiences for global brands, their marketing agencies, as well as for organisations. She's currently working on a community enterprise called The Selsey Sea Bathing Society, improving the confidence and outlook of women through outdoor swimming.

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What’s included

2.5 hours Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) experience.
Please wear suitable clothing, making sure you are warm enough in the woods and good, comfortable walking shoes. If the weather looks like it may rain, please wear appropriate clothing to keep you dry.
You'll be walking no more than a mile or so.

Price £38.00

Presenter Justine Clement

Justine Clement is Founder of The Life Adventure. Curiosity prevails, for she is a chaser of life's magic and wonders. The past 20 years have been spent understanding the path to true wellbeing, both her own, as well as how others can learn to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. She has spent much of her career sourcing and creating unique experiences for global brands, their marketing agencies, as well as for organisations. She's currently working on a community enterprise called The Selsey Sea Bathing Society, improving the confidence and outlook of women through outdoor swimming.

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What’s included

2.5 hours Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) experience.
Please wear suitable clothing, making sure you are warm enough in the woods and good, comfortable walking shoes. If the weather looks like it may rain, please wear appropriate clothing to keep you dry.
You'll be walking no more than a mile or so.

Price £38.00