3-hour profound connection experience

In-Person Experience

Shinrin-yoku Forest Experience - Doorn, Netherlands

Connect deeply with nature and nurture meaningful human connection

Meaningful Connections

3 hours

Hosted in English

What You Will Experience

A guided Shinrin-yoku walk is full of nature and human connections helping you to relax, recharge your batteries, improve your moods and concentration, boost your immune system functioning, the felt experience of aliveness, slowing down the stream of habitual thinking, getting new insights, being naturally creative and bringing all of this with a big smile back home.

An expert guide, Kat Novotna, will help you slow down, guide you through your sensory journey, away from the busy stream of habitual thinking, reconnect with your own body and support your experience while not disturbing its own process.

She will also facilitate very informal sharing circles where everything is welcome and nothing is mandatory. The Art of Shinrin-Yoku is a profound way of deepening the connection with yourself, with others and with Mother Nature. Experience profound connections. This is beyond your regular day of hike in nature!


What We Will Provide

  • Healthy, delicious snacks
  • We’ll have an informal tea ceremony with tea made of plants of the forest.


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

USD 72 / person
  • Bring a friend to unlock a group discount

2-4 people

USD 65 / person
  • 10 percent discount compared to 1-person rate

5-9 people

USD 61 / person
  • 15 percent discount compared to 1-person rate

For inquiries or reservations, please contact us. Sessions start from 1pm-4pm. Advanced booking and prepayment are required.

Where We Will Meet

The guide will take you on a journey in the beautiful forests of Doorn en Maarn, mixed forests with a beautiful atmosphere and variety that will help you see nature with new eyes.

Additional Notes

  • Up to 9 guests ages 7 and up can attend
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes, rain jacket (dress for the weather)
  • A bottle of water

Meet Your Guide

Kat is a​ certified Forest Bathing guide​ and mentor of guides. Through her company, Way Back Home, she is guiding Forest Bathing walks and workshops in the Netherlands and abroad. Kat’s passion and element is to help people slow down, deeply relax, and to create an enjoyable and inspiring atmosphere that promotes connect​ion to nature, ​oneself, and others. In her guiding, she combines the practice of ​Forest Bathing with ​creativity of all kinds​.


Customers Reviews

This guided tour through the woods brought me back into my hart and senses and reminded me of who I am. Afterwards I felt energized, joyful, refreshed and connected. Kat is a great guide. She made me feel calm and welcome when I couldn’t find the venue and had the whole group waiting for me peacefully. I am very grateful for this experience and can recommend it to anyone who wants to lift his/her spirit.
Very special experience, definitely a good way to step out of your busy life for a couple of hours.
Be completely with yourself and feel connected to nature ..... recharge to the energy of the trees and really see what is present and see it in peace ..... meanwhile you let down in all layers of your being and you will be reborn after 3 or 4 hours and with beautiful insights from the forest. Kat knows very well how she can guide you in this and does this with a lot of love.
(Translated from Dutch by Google Translate) Even helemaal bij jezelf zijn en je verbonden voelen bij de (Website hidden by Airbnb) opladen aan de energie van de bomen en echt zien wat er aanwezig is en dat in rust aanschouwen.....ondertussen laat je op in alle lagen van je wezen en kom je na 3 of 4 uur weer herboren en met mooie inzichten uit het bos. Kat weet heel goed hoe ze jou daarin kan begeleiden en doet dit met veel liefde
Kat is a very nice guide for this valuable living experience without any doubt! Let yourself go back to the basics accompanied by the greatest kindness. Just do it.
(Translated from French by Google Translate)
Kat est une très chouette guide pour une expérience à vivre sans aucun doute ! Laissez vous allez à ce retour aux sources accompagnés de propositions dans la plus grande bienveillance. Just do it.
I thought it was a special experience and felt peace and tranquility. Kat guided us perfectly.
(Translated from Dutch by Google Translate)
Ik vond het een bijzondere ervaring en voelde rust en vreedzaamheid Kat begeleidde ons uitstekend.
Book a Session

For inquiry or reservation, please contact us.

Advanced booking and prepayment are required.


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