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Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku

day trip

Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku

73 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, German, Spanish
day trip

Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku

day trip

Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku

73 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, German, Spanish

What you'll do

Fall and Winter Program Forest Bathing, known in Japan as "Shinrin-Yoku" refers to the practice of mindfully immersing oneself in the forest to enhance wellness and to encourage stress reduction. We will provide transportation from Munich’s main train station to a vast forested area 40 km into the heart of Bavaria. At our “Country House for Mindful Living”, we'll enjoy a freshly made hot lunch, and then walk to our forest trail by the beautiful crystal clear Mangfall river. We will guide you through sensory exercises that will enhance and deepen the forest experience. The techniques we use are specifically designed to open the mind to fully receive the healing benefits of the woods. During the walk, we provide hot drinks and snacks to keep the body happy and warm. Our program encourages a mindful exchange with the forest environment through a series of “stations”. All exercises were crafted to help participants deepen the connection with nature through the senses. 2 hours later, we’ll return to our country house, enjoy our indoor fireplace, hot beverages and baked treats. After a little surprise give away, we will provide transportation back to Munich to end the experience.

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Carlos

Trees and forests have always been my passion, in my childhood in Argentina, during my life in Canada and now in my new life in Bavaria. I studied forest bathing techniques in Germany, England and Japan. I developed Forest Therapy methods influenced by my mentor Dr. Yoshifumi Miyazaki. His 20 plus years of research showed overwhelming evidence on the health benefits of Shinrin Yoku. My wife, who’s also a certified Shinrin Yoku guide plus mindfulness instructor, and I put together this experience that combines the benefits of mindfulness with the powerful wellness effects of the forest.

What's included

Food
Lunch. Granola and fruit bars Grilled wraps & soup will be provided before the forest walk at our country house. We…
Drinks
Water, tea and coffee Hot tea & water available for the walk and water, tea or coffee will be provided with lunch.
Transportation
Transportation included We will meet our guests in downtown Munich, take them to our experience site and return them to the…
Equipment
Rain Ponchos & poles We have rain ponchos for unexpected wet weather conditions. Walking poles and a first aid kit for the…

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Where you'll be

After a 40-min trip from the meeting point in Munich, at our spacious country house, we'll enjoy a homemade hot lunch. Then we walk to the nearby Mangfall river forest for the 2 hr guided Shinrin Yoku tour. We then return to our country home, enjoy an indoor fire, hot beverages and local baked treats. A Forest Bathing technique give away will provide participants with a long-lasting tool to use on their own nature walks.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Weatherproof hiking shoes or boots

More tips

After the Shinrin Yoku tour, back at our country house, while enjoying the warmth of an indoor fire, hot beverages and some local pastries or cookies, we will provide a surprise giveaway with the "spirits" of the forest.

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Carlos
Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku
73 reviews
$64/person
73 reviews
$64/person