90-minute city escape experience

In-Person Experience

Forest Bathing & Meditative Sensory Journey in the Park - Bangkok, Thailand

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. Restore your body and mind with our Forest Bathing experience in a beautiful park in Bangkok.

What You Will Experience

City Escape

90 Minutes

Hosted in English and Thai

This is a 90-minute sensory and mindfulness experience. We will meet at a designated area at Vachirabenjatas or Rot Fai Park in Bangkok and you will experience a guided Shinrin Yoku, literally ‘forest bathing’, a therapy that was developed in Japan in 80’s, becoming a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. It is proven effective for reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world.

Lie down on the grass and be surrounded by trees. This helps you to feel grounded and connected to the earth’s healing energy. I will guide you through the sensory journey using TMT Breath® & TMT Touch® to help you reach a meditative state. The combination of these practices help to induce deep relaxation and sensation awareness.

Forest Bathing is good for both physical and mental well-being. It is proven to reduce cortisol level, improve feelings of happiness, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and speed up recovery from illness. End the session feeling rejuvenated.

What We Will Provide

  • A tarp
  • Mosquito spray
  • A hot herbal tea is enjoyed together to conclude.

Forget All Your Worries

Connect and Be One with Nature

What Is “Forest Bathing” and Can It Really Help Heal Us?

It’s universally acknowledged that taking a breath of fresh air or going out for a walk might help you to refresh, relax or change your mood. In recent years there has even been scientific evidence to support the sentiment that nature is not just simply good for you, but that it can actually be medically beneficial. Many cultures around the world have their own pro-nature ideologies, whether stemming from religion, folklore or tradition, but a practice originating in Japan is currently becoming a global wellness trend.

The problems of urban living are of course not just limited to Japan. The rise of self-prescribed antidotes, from mindfulness to a multitude of yoga variations, are all further proof that people are more open to and actively seeking ways to improve their health through wellness and natural therapies. “Spending time in nature is proven to help you relax, and in an age where stress is tantamount to an epidemic, this is invaluable. If we are constantly feeling on high alert, the long-term impact on our body is devastating,” says Dr Qing Li of Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School.

An excerpt from Tokyo Weekender. Read more here.

Availability

Contact us for dates and times not listed, or if you want to book for a larger group.

How to Make a Booking

  • A prepayment is required for a reservation.
  • Please use the PayPal link below to make the payment, according to the number of people in the group.
  • The check availability or get more information, please fill out the form below.
  • A cancellation of any experience once the booking is made will incur a 15% cancellation fee.
  • Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts and refunded 50%.
  • A cancellation received less than 7 days before the experience starts is non-refundable.

1 person

THB 1,200 / person
  • Bring a friend to unlock a group discount
  • Or join solo for a perfect ME time

2-3 people

THB 850 / person
  • 29 percent discount compared to 1-person rate
  • Private group
  • THB 500/child under 12 yrs old

4+ people

THB 800 / person
  • 33 percent discount compared to 1-person rate
  • Private group
  • THB 500/child under 12 yrs old

For inquiry or reservation, please contact us. Session starts daily at 10am.
Advanced booking and prepayment are required.

Where We Will Meet

The park is accessible by the BTS Mochit station or the MRT Phahon Yothin station.

If you drive, there is also a parking space, with THB 20 parking fee for the first 4 hours.

Thitaree, which is located right in the park, serves food and drinks. A great place for a bite to eat after the session.

Additional Notes

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • This is not exercise or hiking. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
  • The experience is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness.
  • Do bring bottled drinking water, best to wear flip flops or sandals.
  • Bring sunglasses and sunscreen, if needed (but we will not be in the sun during the experience).
  • Depending on the season, there maybe some mosquitoes, but I will prepare the spray. It is not ideal to do this activity when it rains or when the ground is wet and in which the activity maybe rescheduled or cancelled.
  • Minimum age to attend this activity is 18 years of age. Minors can only attend with their legal guardian.
  • Suitable for families with children, couples, friends and corporate groups.

Meet Your Guide

I have been in the holistic wellness and spa industry for over 6 years and I would like to share my passion for wellness, nature and energy healing, guiding you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern world.

While working in Japan, I started practicing Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing and offered Forest Bathing experience to international visitors in Kyoto and Nara. Having recently moved back to Bangkok, my hometown, I bring the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing with me and now I am offering it in the city.

I am a certified Jikiden Reiki (direct lineage) practitioner, Thai massage, aromatherapy and foot reflexology therapist as well as a meditation guide.

I also founded “The Mindful Tourist” and our team has trained and certified Shinrin Yoku forest bathing students from around the world.

Pin

Customers Reviews

Our experience with Pin was absolutely a highlight of our trip. Pin was easy to talk to and had planned everything so we felt truly connected to nature and comfortable. A wonderful massage in a beautiful setting!
Bryn
This is definitely a one of a kind experience! Pin is very caring and tender, she payed a lot of attention to my well-being during the hike and subsequent massage/reiki session. She is a very good soul and I’m glad to have met her! It was extremely hot that day, yet I received so much energy that I could’ve kept hiking for hours. I felt very refreshed after the experience! Highly recommended if you’re into nature!
Aleksandra
Excellente expérience. Découverte d’un cadre verdoyant et sauvage dans la forêt. Très bons massages. Relaxants. Conversation très intéressantes. Je recommande.
Arnaud
I had a great time with Pin in the beautiful forests of Kyoto. The location was absolutely beautiful and the hike in the woods was very enjoyable. It’s very easy to get to since it’s located right behind the most famous park in Kyoto. Pin was really nice and made me some fresh juice and granola bars. We hiked for about an hour, got to take in some wonderful views, and then stopped at a nice spot in the forest for the reiki session. The session itself was very relaxing, especially given you’re surrounded by so many trees and the sound of birds. After the session we walked a bit further and ended up at the Kiyomizu dera temple. I definitely recommend this experience for anyone who wants to get in touch with nature and have a unique experience with an expert!
Gabriela
The Mindful Tourist’s Forest Bathing retreat was absolutely awesome! My partner and I discovered a part of the Kyoto’s forest we would have never explored otherwise. We had a refreshing hike in the woods and enjoyed delicious snacks. In addition, we had a great back massage that was delivered in the woods with the sounds of the birds. Pin was a friendly host and a very interesting person. We would highly recommend! Thanks Pin!
Rachel
This experience with Pin was incredible! 🙂 It was one of the BEST days of our entire Japan trip. The hike was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect way to be surrounded by nature, get physical activity, see stunning temples and shrines, and enjoy some much needed relaxation away from the cities. Pin is a gem. She is so sweet and so kind. I experienced one of the best massages I’ve ever had thanks to her! We had so much fun chatting with Pin, getting to know her, and spending time with her. I highly recommend this experience to everyone. There is a short hike involved but it’s doable for everyone of all skill levels and so worth it to see the beauty of Japan outside of the cities. Getting a massage outside in the middle of the forest was the best! Thank you so much Pin 🙂
Amanda
Book a Session

For inquiry or reservation, please contact us.

Session starts daily at 10am. Advanced booking and prepayment are required.

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