IN PERSON: 2-hour Mindful Walking & Forest Bathing in City’s Nature
Can you remember the last time you were surrounded by nature with no particular objective or goal in mind, lost track of time and direction, and focused your attention on elements of nature instead of your mobile phone or the tracker on your wrist?
That, you experience when you take a slow, mindful walk in nature. Also known as forest bathing, or Shinrin Yoku, by the Japanese who are believed to have developed the practice that has since become a tradition. It is when you immerse yourself in nature, be present in the moment and take in the natural atmosphere through your senses, do you start to bring your rhythm in sync with nature and bridge the gap with the natural world.
Come along and join me for such a walk, where you will be led on a leisurely stroll through thoughtfully curated parts of the Gardens, and be guided through activities which will encourage the mindful engagement of your senses. You may be invited to gaze at drifting clouds, smell blooming roses, listen out for elusive bird songs, feel the contrast between smooth leaves and rough barks, and open your mouth to taste the raindrops falling from the sky. The session will wrap up over light refreshments and simple reflections.
Suitable for individual, couples and friends.