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Private Forest Bathing | Slow, Restful, Nature-Connected Living

Private Forest Bathing | Slow, Restful, Nature-Connected Living
Private Forest Bathing | Slow, Restful, Nature-Connected Living

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Singapore's pioneer and most-experienced certified forest therapy guide
  • Return to ease, re-connect with nature, and revitalise your senses
  • Enjoy physiological benefits from forest bathing e.g. lower stress, better sleep
  • Enjoy a forest tea in the outdoors
  • Can be curated for gentle, cozy celebrations

Details

Details

This is a private guided forest bathing session, perfect for anyone looking to de-stress and recharge. Forest Bathing is a Japanese mindfulness practice of 'bathing' your senses in nature. During this 1.5-2 hour guided forest bathing session, you will learn techniques to help you focus, re-connect with the natural world, and return to ease. Option 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)Thriving 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

2.0 hours
Private trip
Up to 5 persons

Activities

Nature Walks
Forest / Jungle Treks
Wellness
Meditation
Yoga
Mindfulness Techniques
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Suitable For

Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

What's included

What's included

  • Facilitation by experienced and professional forest therapy guide
  • Materials (where required)
  • Light snacks and tea (bring your own cup if you prefer)

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
Singapore Botanic Gardens/ Dairy Farm/ Labrador Nature Reserve

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
Unavailable
Prices shown in SGD

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

Itinerary: 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!

  • (Singapore Botanic Gardens/ Dairy Farm/ Labrador Nature Reserve) - 15 mins before
  • 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.
This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.

Meet your host

Meet your host

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.
5 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 out of 12 helpful reviews
Giuliano Butti
11 Apr 2022
It has been a wonderful experience. We felt comfortable and relaxed during the whole time and the overall activity was very well organized. Really reccomended!
Tracie Tan
14 Feb 2022
The participants have feedback that the trainer is not engaging the participants enough and there isn't much energy/positivity felt during the session. There is too much of talking (half of the 1 hour) and many a times are repetitive information. There is only about a 25mins left for the actual exercise itself which is kind of short. Suggest SeekSophie to provide more experienced trainers as we do not mind the higher costs. Thank you.
Response from Xiu Nature Connections
Response from Xiu Nature Connections on 15 Feb 2022

Thank you for taking your time to write a feedback Tracie. It is unfortunate that there might have been a mismatch of objectives when you signed up. This 60-min online rest and wellbeing workshop comprises of a content segment on basic theories of rest (first half workshop), and the 2nd half is the guided individual rest experience. In the spirit of rest, the entire workshop is designed and intended to be slow and quiet, a time for participants to be with themselves. It was never meant to be energetic, high vibe or highly interactive. We will bring your feedback back to Seek Sophie's customer engagement team to ensure future clients fully understand what the different workshops are about. All our instructors are highly qualified and certified professionals, who have supported thousands of individuals and teams to engage in restful, quiet inward journeys for their wellbeing. We send you restful well wishes ~ :)

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Rob Elliot
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
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 🌈🌳🌲

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation & Rescheduling

Cancellation Policy
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.
Wet Weather Policy

The session proceeds and/or continues in the event of light rain. Rescheduling will be offered in the event of postponement due to thunderstorms.

Extenuating Circumstances Policy

In the event that one or more participants are tested positive (or suspected) for Covid-19, they are required to present verification from the MOH 24 hours prior to the trip, and customers can choose to reschedule the booking with no additional fee.

In the Event of a Government Lockdown
If there is a government lockdown that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Other Policies

Other Policies

Covid Safety Guidelines

March, 29 2022 onwards:
*This session is capped at 9 pax max.

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