Forest Bathing

Imagine walking slowly through the quiet forest, your feet lightly compressing the soft moss on the ground, breathing in the fresh clean air, feeling the breeze and the delicate brush of leaves against your skin as you move gently through the trees…

Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing is a natural well-being therapy originating from Japan. It has been scientifically proven to have many benefits including boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress levels and elevating mood and energy levels.

Time in the forest allows our worries to fall away and our bodies and minds begin to heal.

Research shows that just being in nature for just 2 hours per week can have a significant benefit to our health. Shinrin-Yoku takes this one step further, combining a series of mindful and sensory invitations, reflections and culminating in a traditional tea ceremony.

"In Every Walk With Nature One Receives Far More Than He Seeks."

John Muir

Immerse yourself in nature

Shinrin-Yoku is a wonderful opportunity to relax, unwind and connect with the natural environment. It allows you time to switch off from the pressures of life and simply ‘be’. Engaging in sensory invitations allows us to be at one with nature and sharing our reflections with a group of like minded people over a cup of tea brings a sense of friendship and connection.

As a qualified Forest Bathing guide, I lead you through a series of mindful ‘invitations’ to connect with yourself and nature. We will explore how the forest supports our physical and emotional health, as we engage with the sights, sounds and smells of the forest through mindful walking and movement, breathing and sound meditations; opening our awareness and culminating in a traditional tea ceremony.

group Sessions

I focus many of my group sessions around the Celtic festivals – a fusion of East & West, celebrating the solstices, equinoxes and fire festivals.

Each session takes approximately 3 hours and requires a moderate level of fitness and mobility.

1:1 or bespoke groups sessions also available most days

Where to stay

Looking for somewhere to stay while you are in the Lakes?

Here is a list of some fantastic B&B’s and places you can stay in the local area.

Swinside Farmhouse

Newlands, Keswick

Littletown Farm Guest House

Newlands, Keswick

Haystacks Cottage

Braithwaite, Cumbria

Stair House

Stair, Keswick

Aramthwaite Hall

Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick