Forest Bathing at Danbury Country Park

Danbury Country Park

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Join us for a morning session of Forest Bathing in one of our beautiful parks. Relax, unwind and re-connect to nature in this facilitated session.

"Shinrin-Yoku"" or forest bathing is the practice of spending time in the forest for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A preventative medicine since the 1980's, when the Japanese Forest Agency suggested the practice as a way to reconnect with nature and calm stressed out city dwellers, it's a slow sensory walk through the forest using mindfulness, meditation, breathing and walking exercises.

Research has proven that spending time around trees can reduce blood pressure, lower stress, boost energy and boost the immune system. Your guide will invite you to participate in various activities and exercises all designed to awaken your natural senses and slow down your mind, to bring your awareness to the here and now deep within nature.

Please ensure you wear comfortable clothing and footwear, this is a slow walk and can get colder than on a normal pace walk if the weather is cold or wet. Layers are a good idea, and bring waterproofs if rain is likely.

Parking is included in the ticket price, collect your permit from the Event staff on arrival and ensure this is displayed on your dashboard.

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Saturday 28 September 2019


10am - 12noon

Who is it for?

Over 16's only



How to book

Booking essential due to limited places. Book online.

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