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Private Forest Bathing | De-stress & Recharge

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At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a private Forest Bathing session in a tranquil nature sanctuary in our city state, perfect for anyone looking to de-stress and recharge. Forest Bathing is a Japanese nature-based and mindfulness practice aimed at helping you feel more relaxed and more connected to yourself and the world around you.Option Highlights✅ Rejuvenate mind, body and spirit✅ Re-connect with yourself, others and the natural world✅ Enjoy physiological benefits from forest bathing backed by Science✅ Enjoy a forest tea in the outdoorsOption DetailsWhen we've been busy at work all week, it's hard to slow down - even moments of quiet are replaced with social media and Netflix. By taking two hours out to walk with a certified nature and forest therapy guide, you will naturally slow down and return to a rhythm that our bodies and minds know. Your guide will curate and facilitate the entire forest bathing experience so that you return to ease, re-connect with the natural world, and revitalise your senses literally and figuratively.Forest Bathing (shinrin-yoku) is a Japanese practice of 'bathing' your senses in nature and the environment around you. Or simply, taking the forest through our senses to bridge the gap between ourselves and nature. This is not a hike and not a typical naturalist walk, but a sensory-focused journey that rejuvenates your mind, body and spirit.Time & LocationsThis private session will vary between 1.5 - 2.5 hour depending on the group size. You can choose to immerse in a:-Flourishing garden (Singapore Botanic Gardens)- 14 days booking in advanceThriving forest (Dairy Farm or Labrador Nature Reserve)Please state your preferred location in the booking form.Important notesRecommended age: 13 years and above. Due to the slower, mindful and contemplative pace, this experience is recommended for adults and older teens. It is up to the parents' good judgement whether the activity is suitable for younger teens. For a family-friendly experience please visit our other nature-based experience Guided Mindful Nature Immersion for Families Kindly note, for wet weather, the forest therapy guide holds the final decision. In case of light rain, the session will proceed. In case of a thunderstorm, the session will be delayed. If it is not possible to delay, the session will be rescheduled to a mutually agreed date and time later. No refunds will be provided.Light snacks and tea are provided. All serving ware are hygienically washed, but you may also bring your own if you prefer.A detailed information kit will be sent upon confirmation of booking.

Details

1.5 hours
Private trip
Up to 8 persons

Activities

Meditation

Suitable For

Couples
Small Groups

Choose this if...

You would like to experience forest therapy and immerse in the green enclaves of Singapore through creative methods.

What's included

What's included

  • Experienced and professional forest therapy guide
  • Light snacks and tea (bring your own cup if you prefer)

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • 15 mins before selected timeslot Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Singapore Botanic Gardens/ Dairy Farm/ Labrador Nature Reserve
Singapore Botanic Gardens/ Dairy Farm/ Labrador Nature Reserve

Enjoy physiological health benefits of forest bathing backed by science research!

  • Briefing
  • The facilitator will guide you through forest bathing activities to reconnect with nature.
  • This is not a guided tour, but guided forest bathing experience.
  • There will be some time (15 - 20 min) for self-exploration around the park, or you can stay back longer if you wish to.

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Xiu Nature Connections

The founder of Xiu, Youmin is a certified nature and forest therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, USA. A pioneer guide in Singapore and Southeast Asia, she is passionate about self-care, slowing down practically, and re-connecting to nature. Youmin guides with Singapore’s National Parks Board and she conducts nature therapy to support specific communities such as people living with dementia, as well for families. Programmes in Xiu Nature Connections include forest bathing, nature connection programmes and Yoga Nidra.
4 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 10 helpful reviews
Rob Elliot
Private Forest Bathing | De-stress & Recharge
23 May 2021
This was a relaxing and energising outing - thanks You Min for introducing the concept of forest bathing and being such an open and engaging guide! I wasn’t sure what to expect with a forest bathing outing as I had not encountered the concept before. However, I really enjoyed the session and it opened my eyes to a new way to engage with nature and my surroundings. You Min is an informed guide and passionate about nature. I would highly recommend this experience to those new to forest bathing and wanting to get closer to Singapore’s natural environment.
Jialin
Private Forest Bathing | De-stress & Recharge
03 Mar 2021
Not gonna lie, we didn’t really know what to expect for forest bathing, but it’s basically a Japanese eco-therapy practice in the forest! You min is a great facilitator and invited us to open our senses, listen to Nature — the trees, the wind, feel the earth beneath us and just r e l a x. It was such a healing experience for me and I felt my worries and anxiety lift. I loved the mini sharing sessions after each section and drinking hot butterfly pea flower tea in wooden cups (like a picnic!) at the end really rounded up the whole experience beautifully. It’s great to do solo, or even as a team bonding activity!
Sjy Tan
15 Oct 2020
Youmin takes care of you from start to finish. She places extra attention to make sure you enjoy a smooth experience by making sure she is clear with her instructions/directions & checking in on you before the date of the session. She is a wonderful facilitator who allows you to exercise full ownership from your experience (because the ultimate takeaway is unique to you & your very own interpretation). You will have to experience it yourself to understand the beauty of forest therapy. The recent Moonwalk gave us an unforgettable night nature bathing with the almost full moon. Will look forward to more one-of-a-kind experiences again 🌈🌳🌲
Neo Miao Lin
08 Dec 2019
Went without any expectations and went home feeling rejuvenated by nature. I love the mini series of experiential activities Youmin invited the group to do. Though simple, the activities invite us to stay grounded and pay attention to little moments which I often missed out in my fast-paced life. One noteworthy point is while I attended a group session, Youmin facilitates the session in a way that provided each of us with our personal space to connect with nature. At the same time, we are also invited to share and listen to each others' experience in an open manner, giving us a chance to reflect on different perspectives. Youmin is also very thorough in her forest bathing session as she prepared insect repellent, sitting mats, tea and snacks for all participants. The forest bathing session is indeed a restful experience to recharge and rejuvenate, and is something that differs from a nature walk or trekking experience🙂
Katherine Boo
16 Nov 2018
I will recommend forest bathing for anyone who is looking to decompress from a hectic or stressful lifestyle. The session with Youmin has helped me to appreciate our natural surroundings and witness the significant impact it contributes to our physical well-being. It felt good to slow down and enjoy a respite from our overactive minds. The experience immediately refreshed my mood and made me feel better emotionally at the end of the session.

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Safety Precautions
Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 participants only. Your facilitator will conduct a temperature check and provide hand sanitiser before starting the session.
Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Xiu Nature Connections would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

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What should I pack?
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Comfortable walking shoes
Light backpack
Sunscreen
Teacup (hot tea and light snacks will be served)
Water bottle
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