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Forest Bathing - Mindfulness in Nature

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Korora, Australia

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Experience hosted by Lucy

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Nature therapy is inspired by the practice of Shinrin Yoku (or forest bathing) from Japan.
With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, our guided invitations help you relax and become present, making room for listening and reflection, for quiet and accepting presence, and for inquiry through all the senses, in a nonjudgmental setting. Put simply, it is mindfulness in nature. Each experience usually lasts 3 hours and walking slowly, no more than a kilometre.
You will walk away feeling more relaxed, connected with the natural world, and a boost to your immune system. Forest bathing has many other physical, mental, social and spiritual health benefits demonstrated by scientific studies.
The forest is the therapist, the guide just opens the door. It is not unusual for participants to walk away with profound discoveries through strengthened relationships with themselves, others people and the more-than-human world.
Nature therapy is inspired by the practice of Shinrin Yoku (or forest bathing) from Japan.
With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, our guided invitations help you relax and become present, making room for listening and reflection, for quiet and accepting presence, and for inquiry through all the senses, in a nonjudgmental setting. Put simply, it is mindfulness in nature. Each experience usually lasts 3 hours and walking slo…

What's included

  • Food
    Bush tea and snacks
  • Equipment
    Yoga mat
From ₹3,518
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Lucy

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Lucy Van Sambeek is a Certified Guide trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and a member of Nature and Wellbeing Australia. Living in the Nambucca Valley, Lucy brings more than 10 years experience as a social worker in remote and urban Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Her passion is bringing opportunities for healing to people through nature, art and storytelling.
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Where you'll be

Orara East State Forest is conveniently located within 15 minutes drive of Coffs Harbour. Boasting wonderful walking tracks leading through subtropical rainforest of giant stangler figs and awesome flooded gums, home to the bower bird and untouched fresh flowing creeks, and carefully maintained by the Gumbaynggirr people.
Depending on weather, we will wander the Rainforest Loop Track or the trail from Swans Road Crossing Picnic Area.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Sandy
January 2019
It was very calming and enjoying. I now feel more connected with the earth. It was fun and I wish I had the chance to go again (Lucinda Wood,12) I had so much fun and it helped me feel calm which is unusual 4 me :) I look forward 2 seeing you again (Lanna Wood,10) Today helped me feel connected to nature and left me feeling clam and centered (Madison Wood, 14)
It was very calming and enjoying. I now feel more connected with the earth. It was fun and I wish I had the chance to go again (Lucinda Wood,12) I had so much fun and it helped me…
Lisa
October 2018
This was an amazing experience. Lucy guided me through a 3 hour walk that was insightful and taught me a lot about myself, the environment and mindfulness. Highly recommended taking the time to do this
Wendy
September 2018
What an amazing and special experience this is. It was more than I was expecting. I highly recommend this experience to everyone. I walked away feeling refreshed but relaxed and closer than ever to nature. It was a privilege to meet and spend 3 hours with Lucy in the forest. Thank you Lucy I will always remember this magical morning 🙏🏻❤️
What an amazing and special experience this is. It was more than I was expecting. I highly recommend this experience to everyone. I walked away feeling refreshed but relaxed and c…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

This experience is suitable for couples, families and small groups.
I have a Working with Children Clearance (no. WWC1564166E).
Please note: The nearest toilets are located at Sealy Lookout.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing suited to the weather forecast

Sunscreen