Shinrin Yoku Retreats
Nestled within the lush and verdant forests of Nara lies a primal world where nature reigns supreme. The rustling of leaves, the songs of birds, and the gentle whispers of the wind evoke a sense of stillness and peace. The forest is alive with the pulse of life, teeming with creatures both great and small, all in harmony with the rhythm of the land. A stroll through this enchanted wilderness is a journey back in time, a chance to connect with the earth and tap into the timeless wisdom of nature. So come, take a step into the heart of Nara’s forest, and allow yourself to be enveloped in its beauty, wonder, and magic.
Arrival and Welcome: Meet and greet with the host and other participants. Introduction to Shinrin-Yoku, also known as Forest Bathing.
Shinrin Yoku Session: A 1-2 hour guided walk through the forest to help you connect with nature and practice Shinrin-Yoku.
Group Dinner and Sharing: Come together with other participants for a communal dinner and discussion about the experiences of the day.
Mindfulness Meditation: A guided meditation session to help you calm your mind and be present in the moment.
Mid-morning: Breakfast and free time
Mid afternoon: lunch and free time
Afternoon: Reiki session in the forest
Solo Immersion Time: Free time to explore the forest on your own, meditate, or just relax with some tips from your host.
A guided exercise to help you connect more deeply with the forest and its elements, such as trees, plants, and water.
Evening: Group Bonfire and Sharing: Come together for a bonfire and discussion about the experiences of the day.
Forest Gratitude Practice: A guided gratitude practice to help you reflect on your experiences and express gratitude for the gifts of nature.
Mid-Morning: Breakfast & Closing Ceremony: A closing ceremony to mark the end of the retreat and send you off with a sense of renewal and connection to nature.
Departure from the retreat center, feeling refreshed, connected, and inspired.
When: May 29 – June 1, 2023
Where: Nara, Japan
Price: 899 USD
Number of places: 6
A Shinrin Yoku retreat is a unique and rejuvenating experience that allows you to connect with nature and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. It’s an opportunity to escape the chaos of daily life and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings of the forest. During each encounter with the forest, you’ll engage in a series of guided exercises and Shinrin Yoku invitations designed to enhance your sensory awareness and deepen your connection to nature. Whether you’re looking to relieve stress, improve your mental clarity, or simply spend some time in a calming environment, this retreat is the perfect way to nourish your spirit and rejuvenate your senses. So why not treat yourself to this uplifting and rejuvenating experience today?
About Your Guide
Hi! My name is Milena and it will be my honor to be your host for this retreat. I hope to take you on a journey of discovery of your connection with the forest and yourself. I have conducted a number of sessions and am a co-founder of The Mindful Tourist, as well a person who trained almost 80 individuals as Shinrin Yoku Guides.