When is this event?
Forest Bathing in Spring brings with it glorious sunrises that slowly unfold across calm lochs and the dawn chorus bursts into life above us. Although we’ll be starting early, awakening our senses as the day breaks will give us the perfect chance to start our day connecting with nature.
Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practice of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park.
During a Forest Bathing session you can expect to be out for about 1 ½ hours, walking at a slow pace in nature and I will guide you through a series of ‘invitations’ aimed at opening your senses and reconnecting you with yourself and the environment around you. We spend time sharing what we are noticing to the group and finish with tea and snacks to bring our experience to a close and thank the land we have been supported by during the session.
During a guided forest bathing session, you can expect to walk less than a mile at a slow pace. The small group ensures we can feel supported and take our time as we wake up with the day.
This event is part of the Cairngorms Nature Festival which runs from 12 – 21 May 2023. It’s a ten day festival with over 80 exciting events across the Cairngorms National Park celebrating the incredible landscapes and nature found here.
To see full event details and book events please visit: https://www.cairngormsnaturefestival.co.uk