Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
Forest bathing uses mindfulness and meditation techniques to open all five senses and connect with nature as a healing tool. Participants are guided on how to slow down, disconnect from technology, and take a break from life’s daily stressors.
From a scientific perspective, forest bathing has been shown to relieve stress & anxiety, decrease depression, reduce blood pressure, improve sleep quality, and strengthen the immune response. Similar to yoga and meditation, it is a benefit to practice forest bathing with a group and be guided by a trained professional. After learning some basic principles, forest bathing can be practiced regularly on your own.
Forest Bathing Experiences
Explore the healing power of nature with our forest bathing experiences. We will guide you to reawaken your senses by blending mindfulness with nature's therapeutic benefits, resulting in deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
About Our Forest Bathing Experiences:
Experience the profound serenity of the forest with an expert guide who will lead you on a journey of mindfulness and tranquility. Our forest bathing experiences are perfect for:
Couples seeking a restorative getaway
Small groups of friends or family
Corporate events looking for team-building and stress management
One-on-one personalized sessions
Explore the Natural Beauty of Sonoma County:
Choose from a variety of stunning locations to suit your preferences. Whether you're seeking a mountain forest, a redwood grove, or the tranquility of a meadow, we have the perfect setting for your forest bathing journey.
Enhance your forest bathing experience by pairing it with a visit to some of Sonoma County's finest vineyards dedicated to organic, regenerative farming practices. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the natural world while enhancing your connection to the terroir of Sonoma County's wine-growing regions. Engage all your senses in the landscape and discover how this heightened awareness enriches your understanding of wine, where the fusion of mindful forest bathing and sensory appreciation unveils a deeper, more profound connection to the land and the wines it produces.
Book Your Experience:
Ready to embark on your forest bathing adventure? You can easily book your private experience with us. Email us your preferred date, location, and group size, and we'll take care of the rest. As an experienced guide, Jenny is dedicated to ensuring your forest bathing experience is as peaceful and enriching as possible.
Have questions or need more information? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're here to make your forest bathing experience unforgettable.
Explore the healing power of nature, embrace tranquility, and rejuvenate your soul with our forest bathing experiences.