Forest Therapy – Bavaria, Germany

Shinrin Yoku – Forest Bathing Retreats

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You have most likely experienced it yourself, how good it feels to spend time in a forest. When taking a walk alone, time seems to slow down naturally and effortlessly, as if nature welcomes you home to rest.

The Japanese know it as Shinrin-Yoku or “Forest Bathing”, where it is considered a form of preventative medicine. Basically, it consists immersing oneself in the forest, attentively and mindfully, reconnecting with its nature through the senses.

Decades of research performed by several scientists from major Japanese Universities have found overwhelming, measurable, evidence of physiological therapeutic effects as a direct result of this practice.

Our unique approach is to mix in mindfulness practice and meditation to enhance the natural healing effects of the forest.


Dates for 2020:

3 Nights Weekend Retreats

  • February 20 to 23
  • April 9 to 12
  • June 11 to 14
  • August 13 to 16

Single Day Sessions:

  • Contact us for dates

Pricing:

Weekend Forest Therapy Retreat Option

 

Full board accommodations for the 3 nights: from 235 € /person


Forest Therapy and Mindfulness Program

  • Forest therapy techniques, training and practice, guided meditation sessions.
  • 10 hours in total in the forest
  • Guided meditation sessions in our seminar room at the Country House
  • Sensory exercises at stations along the trails specifically designed to fully absorb the benefits provided by the woods.
  • Reflection activities and nature meditation practices.
  • Handouts and take home tools to ensure this experience has a long-lasting positive effect on all participants.
  • Bonfire and Prosecco evenings

Mindfulness in Nature Program fee: 295 € /person


3 Night Weekend Package Total:

€ 530/person (shared double room)

€ 515/person (shared triple room)

&

€ 550/person (private single room)


 

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Weekend Program Description

Accommodation: 2 or 3 nights. Arrival on Thursday evening or Friday morning and check out on Sunday afternoon.

Country Home for Mindful Living

Program: Our guests will stay at our Country Home for Mindful Living, a very popular Airbnb destination. After welcoming guests and settling in, we’ll have a meditation session in our beautiful seminar room.

 

 

On Friday morning we will begin with our first day Forest Therapy tour along a pre-selected trail through the surrounding woods and along the crystal clear Mangfall river. 

In the afternoon we will offer a mindfulness training session based on the MBSR methods. Dinner will be freshly made in a family atmosphere and enjoyed together at a large table. Some time after dinner, guests can do a session of star-gazing, weather permitting.

Next morning, after a hearty breakfast, we’ll have another Shinrin Yoku session with a new set of exercises. After lunch, we’ll take the group to a nearby lake to spend the afternoon.

Schliersee Lake

Saturday evening, we’ll have dinner at a local typical Bavarian restaurant in a neighboring village. Upon return to the Country house, we’ll get a bonfire going to have a bonding experience with the group enjoying some Italian Prosecco.

On sunday morning we will have our last Shinrin-yoku session and a picnic lunch by the river. In the early afternoon we’ll conduct a closing meditation session with a Q & A session.


All-Inclusive Meals & beverages:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks provided during morning and afternoon tea and coffee breaks. A packed lunch or snacks will be offered during the forest walks.

Selection of tea & coffee, ginger water. Selection of Italian or Spanish wines or choice of regional Bavarian beer will be included with dinner at no extra cost. Selection of non-alcoholic beverages also available.

Shuttle Service:

Shuttle service between Darching train station and our Country House for Mindful Living in Weyarn.


Single Day Option

  • Forest therapy techniques, training and practice, guided meditation sessions.
  • Four hours in the forest
  • Sensory exercises in 8 stations along the trail specifically designed to fully absorb the benefits provided by the woods.
  • Includes packed lunch and take away Shinrin-Yoku kit.

Single day, long version (8 hrs total) : 75 € /person


More information….

Retreat under the canopy

Either for the entire weekend, or a single full day session, participants can experience the splendor of the forest accompanied by specifically designed mindfulness training and guided exercises.

We have developed sensory practices which will enhance the whole forest immersion experience. The techniques we use are specifically designed to open the mind and body to fully receive the healing benefits of the woods. These Forest Bathing techniques will be a long-lasting take away for participants who can utilize them on their own future nature walks.

Our program encourages a mindful exchange with the forest environment through an evolving series of “stations”. All exercises were crafted to help participants deepen the connection with nature through the senses.

Our weekend package includes full board accommodations, home cooked meals with home-grown ingredients and/or regional organic products. Transportation to and from the nearest train station, evening outdoor group bonding activities such as bonfires and experience sharing.

One Comment on “Forest Therapy – Bavaria, Germany

  1. Hi Emma and Carlos, that sounds nice,
    when do you offer this weekends?
    and whre will I sleep?
    Suza

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