Friday, 18 March, 2022
9:00 am - 11:15 am
Tenningshook Wood Holmbury St Mary Surrey RH5 6NW
During HINOKI Forest Bathing, we take in the forest atmosphere to help us to relax, destress and enhance our wellbeing.
Started in Japan, where it is called shinrin yoku, forest bathing is a slow walk through the woodland, using nature and mindfulness to help you tune into your senses, taking in the relaxing atmosphere of the trees and finding your connection to nature. We finish our session with a taste of Japanese influenced woodland tea ceremony.
Tenningshook Wood is located at the foot of Holmbury Hill and offers a truly unique forest bathing experience. Meeting at Hurtwood Carpark 14, you will start the journey with grand beech trees with exposed root systems, which some have been described as shapes of elephants. We continue on to Tenningshook Wood, an ancient woodland with a rich and complex terrestrial habitat, home to many ancient woodland indicators, such as bluebells, wood anemones, primrose, pendulous sedge and barnacle lichen. The final meditation is under a canopy of beautiful beech trees, which in the spring and summer offers a dance of shadows and sunlight, or what is known in Japan as Komorebi.
Learn about how the art and science of forest bathing can improve your health and wellbeing and experience the benefits long after your guided sensory walk.