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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Meditative Art of Forest Bathing

Sintra, PortugalPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Maria Do

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

Forest bathing is a form of nature therapy practiced in Japan in which you bathe in the atmosphere of the forest, fully taking it in through your senses.

For this relaxing virtual experience, you can join from your living room, your backyard, your balcony or your garden.

I will start by offering a guided sensory experience to help calm your mind and arrive more fully present in the body. We’ll use conscious breathing and bring awareness to the different senses and, through them, to the nature around you.

I will then offer a series of sensory invitations that help us stay present and to connect with ourselves and with the natural elements around us.

After each invitation, there will be the opportunity to share what we are noticing. In this time of social distancing, it is an incredible opportunity to connect to yourself, the nature around you and people from all over the world.

I will close the experience by making a special tea, teaching you about a foraged plant.

Nature therapy allows us to slow down, be present and stabilise our nervous system, allowing it to find healthy ways to self-regulate. This is so needed in these stressful times.

This Experience is great for groups, team building. Looking to reconnect with your colleagues and team mates while working from home? Contact me for a private booking or a new date that is not listed as available.
Other things to note
1️⃣ Download Zoom App - https://zoom.us/ to your phone or computer
2️⃣ Find a place where you will feel good for 1.5 hours - in nature, your garden, your balcony, living room sitting at a window.
3️⃣ At the time of the walk press link sent to you after completing booking
Forest bathing is a form of nature therapy practiced in Japan in which you bathe in the atmosphere of the forest, fully taking it in through your senses.

For this relaxing virtual experience, you can join from your living room, your backyard, your balcony or your garden.

I will start by offering a guided sensory experience to help calm your mind and arrive more fully present in the body. We’ll use conscious breathing and b…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Maria Do can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $199.

What to bring

  • Phone or computer with stable internet connection
  • Extra power bank
  • If you are outside, appropriate clothes for the weather
  • Tea and your favorite cup
  • If you are at home, have with you a natural element like a stone you might have gathered at a beach, a favourite potted plant, a piece of fruit or a vegetable from your kitchen.
From $14
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Maria Do

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 132 Reviews
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I am a lover of nature and a Forest Therapy Guide and Mentor certified by the Nature and Forest Therapy Association. I've also been an embodiment practitioner for over 20 years.

I will guide you from my garden here in Portugal. I absolutely love to share its beauty and treasures. My experience helps open your mind to the beauty, relaxation and ease to be found in nature.
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Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 132 reviews.

Linda
January 2021
What a wonderful way to start the day! Maria did a great job at helping us to get out of our heads and connect with the land we were on and to each other and the experience. Thank you Maria!
Pam
December 2020
Maria is a wonderful guide for this experience. It was calming and personal and encouraged me to be more aware of my surroundings. I recommend this highly to anyone who wants to be more centered and appreciative of nature.
Robin
December 2020
Wonderful virtual experience, felt great to be reminded to slow down and Maria gave us good tools to use when we are really in the forest.
Kevin
December 2020
Maria was such a calm presence who knows a lot about the content. She was able to brighten our day from across an ocean. She teaches you techniques you can use right in your backyard. This was an enjoyable and world expanding experience that I highly recommend while we are all still stuck at home.
Maria was such a calm presence who knows a lot about the content. She was able to brighten our day from across an ocean. She teaches you techniques you can use right in your backya…
Movable
November 2020
Lovely experience in a lovely setting. I liked how mindful Maria's questions were. She balanced the right amount of interaction with her guests with personal reflective time. So wish we could have been there in person!
Lonnie L
October 2020
Relaxing and unique! I felt connected to the others in our group...and to the host. But I also felt completely relaxed and immersed in the experience. I’ll definitely be doing this again! Especially during the pandemic when finding a space to explore nature has been difficult.
Relaxing and unique! I felt connected to the others in our group...and to the host. But I also felt completely relaxed and immersed in the experience. I’ll definitely be doing this…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.