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True Nature series: forest bathing x women's circle

  • Fort Canning Park Singapore (map)
Keep shining beautiful one, the world needs your light.

The month of July features a special installment of our True Nature series: Forest Bathing x Women’s Circle. 

In this 3-hour self-care experience, you will be guided to explore and discover your relationships and connections with nature - outer and inner. Forest Bathing takes you on a gentle and slow immersion in the nature around you. Through awakening all your senses, being present in the moment, let the unfolding nature  gift you with your stories.  A simple tea ceremony - a communing with nature, eases us into our Women’s Circle.  We invite you to take your place in the circle as we gather and connect over what matters deeply to us. Through evocative journaling, contemplation and conversation, we will practise giving and receiving the gift of holding space for ourselves and each other. Emerging from this refuge of authenticity and simplicity, we hope you have re-discovered the peace in your soul and continue to give to the world the best of you.

We invite you to take a seat in this authentic space, gift yourself the luxury of time, the luxury of gentleness, and the luxury of self-love. Your true nature awaits you. 

This experience is crafted to be slow, soothing and safe. It is accessible to everyone and no prior experience in trekking or hiking are required. Individuals, friends, couples are all welcomed! 

The True Nature series is all about reconnections and gentle self-care. It is a collaboration between Xiu Nature Connections and Yoga with Des.



Venue: Fort Canning Park

Date: 14 July 2018 (Saturday), 4.15 pm - 7.30 pm

Fee: $45 per person or $78 for two

Number of participants: Up to a maximum of 15 participants.

Upon successful registration, you will receive an email with important information of the session, including the exact meeting point, directions, etc.

(you will be redirected to our Eventbrite registration page)



Can you tell me more about Forest Bathing? It is my first time attending one!

Forest bathing is a wellness practice. It is a mindful and slow sensuous immersion in nature, with our clothes on! Through guided activities, participants slowly awaken their senses, tune in to the present moment and re-connect with nature. In the process, stories surrounding nature - both inner and outer, often arise. It is unlike a usual stroll in the park, or a hike, or a nature walk. Science and research studies on forest bathing have quantified health benefits including improved mental clarity, increase body immune functions, increase production of anti-cancer proteins, lower stress levels, lower blood sugar levels and lower blood pressure, amongst many others.

Can you tell me more about the Women’s Circle? It’s my first time attending one!

A Women’s Circle is a gathering of women, often around a theme, with the intention of reflecting, sharing, listening and connecting. The themes of each circle are thoughtfully selected to arouse and nurture (re)connection with ourselves and the world around us. They may consist of topics that we may, on some level, have a deep yearning to delve into, subjects that we may have somehow been conditioned to feel disempowered to discuss. Each woman will have the time and space to contemplate and share as much or as little as she would like to about the theme - her feelings about it, her experience of it, her relationship with it. Sharing is not compulsory - listening respectfully and compassionately is contribution enough. No prior experience in a Women’s Circle is required, at all. All are welcome. 

Is this session for women only?

Yep! This session is a gathering of women, for women. We are planning men's circles and humanity circles (for both men and women). If you are interested to receive our latest updates, please leave us your contact at !

Are we really walking in a forest? 

Forest bathing allows a person to connect with nature. Nature exists outside forests too. City gardens, parks and beaches are some examples where meaningful connections with nature can take place and for you to receive your well-deserved mental and emotional recharge. 

What must I bring to the session?

Please bring along water, pen/pencil, umbrella, insect repellent, hat, a small picnic mat or tarp to sit on the ground (plastic bags are perfect for this too!). If you have a personal journal, you are encouraged to bring it along. 

Is there a minimum age requirement for this event?

The programme is designed to be a slow, mindful and contemplative experience, it would be more suited to anyone above the age of 16. 

What if it rains?

Generally, sessions are cancelled only in the event of very heavy downpour or if there is risk of lightning. In such situations, we will personally contact you at least 30 minutes before the meeting time to confirm if the session will proceed or be cancelled. For sessions that are cancelled by the host/guide/facilitator, participants can register for another similar session without any additional charges. However, there will be no refunds.

What happens when there are not enough participants to start the session?

We rarely cancel sessions due to small number of participants. However, if we do, paid registrants will receive notifications from us and can register for another similar session without any additional charges. 

(you will be redirected to our Eventbrite registration page)

Earlier Event: July 7
Forest bathing "Wander & Wonder"
Later Event: July 21
Forest bathing "foREST"