What is Shinrin Yoku
Shinrin Yoku (森林浴) or forest bathing has become a vital part of preventative healthcare in Japan. The results of Japanese studies have shown forest bathing improves sleep quality, mood and ability to focus, strengthens the immune system and reduces stress levels. Chronic stress and inactivity can contribute to the development of many diseases. Spending time in nature, away from modern technology and the hustle and bustle of big cities can improve your physical, mental and even spiritual health by reducing the effects of stress on your body and fostering nature connectedness. Prescribed forest bathing in Japan has led to a healthier lifestyle for people of all ages.
Why We Do What We Do
With growing interest in forest therapy and the health benefits of forest bathing among researchers and psychologists, The Mindful Tourist aims to promote the practice of forest bathing, increase awareness of nature’s holistic healing powers and make the practice of Japanese Shinrin Yoku more easily accessible to a wider range of audiences.
We and our team of instructors also use this platform as a way to inspire a balanced and sustainable way of living at the grassroots. We believe that developing pro-nature attitudes through positive participation in nature can help develop a more sustainable relationship with the natural world and inspire humans’ reverence for nature.
Learn the art and science of Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku (森林浴) online or in one of the most beautiful forests in Japan or Thailand, and get certified to lead forest bathing groups wherever you are.