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Join a forest therapy, forest bathing, shinrin yoku, yoga nidra, rest class.

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Forest bathing "BEING in Sunset"

  • Fort Canning Park Singapore (map)
Sunset skies, bonfire nights, I love the simple things, That’s how I’ll always be.

This session is conducted by guest guide, Nicky Tay.

Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is much more than just a stroll in a park. Forest bathing takes participants slowly and intentionally through nature. Through a series of invitations, you will be facilitated to awaken your senses to deepen your connection with yourself, with nature, and with others. In our bi-monthly "BEING in Sunset" series, we take you through an incandescent experience. Focusing on our 'being' rather than 'doing', connecting with nature and her elements, you may feel called to make your sunset intentions as you witness the magic of the crimson sky. Amidst the darkening skies and twinkling city lights, be transported to a threshold between nature and man.   

 

Why forest bathing?

The fast paced lifestyles that we are accustomed to in Singapore can cause a great deal of stress - physically, mentally and emotionally. Living in such a dynamic environment, most of us never have the luxury to consciously slow down and introspect, and are not aware of the accumulated pressure in our minds and bodies. During forest bathing, we take on a mindful walk of no more than 800 meteres, and this immersive experience in nature will benefit you by providing the much needed mental rest and rejuvenation.

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. 

 

Details

Venue: Fort Canning Parl

Date: 25 May 2018 (Friday), 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Fee: $35 per person

Number of participants: up to a maximum of 12 participants.

This walk is conducted by a guest guide, Nicky.

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)

 

FAQs

Am I suitable for forest bathing if I have never hiked nor spent much time outdoors?

Forest bathing is designed to be accessible to everyone of varied fitness and outdoor experience. The walk is conducted at a slow pace and we typically cover no more than 800 m for the entire session. In our "BEING in Sunset" series, we typically walk along well-established pavements and grass lawns in the gardens and parks, and is very convenient and safe for everyone. The routes may, however, comprise of some steps and some physical exertion may be expected. A portion of this series is also conducted in the dark, after the sun sets. 

Is there a minimum age requirement for this event?

As forest bathing is a slow, mindful and contemplative walk, it may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. However, if you think that your child would benefit from the session and would enjoy the pace, he/she is welcome to register as a participant and join us in the session. We are in the midst of developing forest bathing sessions specifically for children, please stay tuned!

What if it rains?

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

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 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 will be entitled to register for another session without any additional charges. 

(you will be redirected to our Eventbrite registration page)