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Experience hosted by Helena

6 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Swedish

What you'll do

An immersive, experiential training day, exploring the Healing Way of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing), the medicine offered by the forest.

We begin our day with movement and simple breathing practices to unify mindfulness, contemplation and meditation to awaken heightened sensual awareness.
With 5 senses as keys, we learn to bathe fully in the forest atmosphere. You will be guided in a sensual awakening meditation whereby the forest languages of renewal, growth, change and impermanence will become your experiential second nature.

At lunchtime we gather around a campfire to share experiences, enjoy lunch and drink wild herbal teas.

Shinrin-Yoku, is a traditional Japanese awareness meditation proven to alleviate anxiety, depression, fear and loneliness. It is no secret that getting out in nature has a profoundly positive impact on mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

We will learn practices both independently and as a group, the opportunities for teambuilding and group bonding can be explored. Through discovering woodland treasure finds, we shall co-create a celebratory healing mandala together to close the day.

Previous attendees have felt a deep sense of inner peace and stillness and have said that forest bathing is a transformative and enlightening experience.

If we are hosting your team, you will find a stronger bond within the team after this experience.
An immersive, experiential training day, exploring the Healing Way of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing), the medicine offered by the forest.

We begin our day with movement and simple breathing practices to unify mindfulness, contemplation and meditation to awaken heightened sensual awareness.
With 5 senses as keys, we learn to bathe fully in the forest atmosphere. You will be guided in a sensual awakening meditation whereby the f…

Helena's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    At lunchtime we will gather around a campfire to share experiences, enjoy l...
From $112
/ person
Fri, May 14
$112 per person
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$112 per person

Meet your host, Helena

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Led by Swedish teacher, Helena Skoog, who was born and raised in the forests of Sweden and has lived 6 years off-grid in ancient forestry in Sussex. Helena is the founder of Forest Bathing Sussex, and she knows exactly how to guide you into a place of deep stillness and inner peace whilst exploring the forest.
Forest Bathing with Helena is a rare combination of sensual immersion, stillness practices, movement and guided meditations, each activity attuned to the time of day, season and weather.
When it comes to finding calm and relaxation, we find no one solution. All variations of personal experience and inner reflections are heard by the forest, you will be guided to your own place of presence.
Led by Swedish teacher, Helena Skoog, who was born and raised in the forests of Sweden and has lived 6 years off-grid in ancient forestry in Sussex. Helena is the founder of Forest Bathing Sussex, and she knows exactly how to guide you into a place of deep stillness and inner peace whilst exploring the forest.
Forest Bathing with Helena is a rare combination of sensual immersion, stillness practices, movement and guided meditations, each activity attuned to the time of day, season and weath…
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Where you'll be

Hosted in beautiful private ancient woodlands near Hartfield in East Sussex, you will be taken for a slow experiential sensory forest walk whereupon your guide, Helena Skoog, shall guide you as to how we may deepen our relationship with nature.

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  • Fri, May 14
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $112 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Packed lunch. Appropriate footwear, warm layers and waterproof clothing. Something to sit/lie on on the forest floor.