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Forest Bathing - Mindfulness in Nature

wellness class

Forest Bathing - Mindfulness in Nature

3 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
wellness class

Forest Bathing - Mindfulness in Nature

wellness class

Forest Bathing - Mindfulness in Nature

3 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
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.

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  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Lucy

Lucy

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.

What's included

Food
Bush tea and snacks
Equipment
Yoga mat

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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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Only low level of fitness is required. Some wet or unlevel ground may be experienced. This event will only be cancelled in the event of a severe thunderstorm. Generally if it is just a shower or sprinkle the…

What to bring

Comfortable clothing suited to the weather forecast

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.
Lucy
Forest Bathing - Mindfulness in Nature
3 reviews
₹3,399/person
3 reviews
₹3,399/person