Forest Bathing,or Shinrin-yoku is the practice of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park! I am so aware of how lucky I am to live in such a stunning place, I don’t take it for granted and every day I find joy in the outside world – it makes me feel alive and always grounds me, whether I’m too high or too low – the forest brings me back to a steady level.
During a Forest Bathing session you can expect to be out for about 1 & ¼ – 2 hours and I will guide you through a series of invitations aimed at opening your senses and reconnecting you with yourself and the environment around you. We spend time sharing what we are noticing to the group and finish with a traditional tea ceremony to bring our experience to a close and thank the land we have been supported by during the session. Forest Bathing is suitable for all ages and you can even do it with your dog! Sessions of up to 8 people are available at sunrise throughout the year, during the day and also monthly at the full moon. Both family and private sessions are also available.