Forest Therapy and Shinrin-Yoku are rooted in century old traditions that span across many cultures worldwide. The practice of being close to nature is not exclusive of the Japanese culture. Every culture in the world has developed their own beliefs and traditions of connection with nature and its healing and relaxing properties.
Our approach to Forest Therapy is inspired in the Japanese approach of Shinrin-Yoku and also in other native traditions that include the Way of Council and Eastern mindfulness practice. In Forest Therapy we engage in a series of guided invitations that will slow us down stimulate the heightened use of our senses.
The idea is simple: by being in a natural setting walking in a relaxed and connected way, we can achieve a series of benefits: relaxation, revitalization and restoring of the nervous system. This practice follows the general principle that being in nature is good for us and highly contribute to our well being.