Virtual experience

Online Experience

The Meditative Art of Forest Bathing, Portugal

Nature therapy allows us to slow down, be present and stabilize our nervous system, allowing it to find healthy ways to self-regulate.

Mindful Meditation

60 Minutes

Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What You Will Experience

Forest bathing is a form of nature therapy practiced in Japan in which you bathe in the atmosphere of the forest, fully taking it in through your senses. For this relaxing virtual experience, you can join from your living room, your backyard, your balcony or your garden.

I will start by offering a guided sensory experience to help calm your mind and arrive more fully present in the body. We’ll use conscious breathing and bring awareness to the different senses and, through them, to the nature around you.

I will then offer a series of sensory invitations that help us stay present and to connect with ourselves and with the natural elements around us.

After each invitation, there will be the opportunity to share what we are noticing. In this time of social distancing, it is an incredible opportunity to connect to yourself, the nature around you and people from all over the world.

I will close the experience by making a special tea, teaching you about a foraged plant.

Nature therapy allows us to slow down, be present and stabilize our nervous system, allowing it to find healthy ways to self-regulate. This is so needed in these stressful times.


This Experience is great for groups, team building. Looking to reconnect
with your colleagues and team mates while working from home? Contact me
for a private booking or a new date that is not listed as available.

How to Book

What to Bring

  • Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • A phone or computer with stable internet connection
  • Extra power bank
  • If you are outside, appropriate clothes for the weather
  • Tea and your favorite cup
  • If you are at home, have with you a natural element like a stone you might have gathered at a beach, a favorite potted plant, a piece of fruit or a vegetable from your kitchen.

Additional Notes

  • Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
  • You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.
  • Find a place where you will feel good for 1 – 1.5 hours, preferably in nature, your garden, your balcony, living room sitting by a window.
  • This is a virtual experience.

Meet Your Guide

I am a lover of nature and a Forest Therapy Guide and Mentor certified by the Nature and Forest Therapy Association. I’ve also been an embodiment practitioner for over 20 years.

I will guide you from my garden here in Portugal. I absolutely love to share its beauty and treasures. My experience helps open your mind to the beauty, relaxation and ease to be found in nature.



Customers reviews

This is experience was wonderful! Very peaceful, meditative, and grounding. And Maria made sure all participants felt included. Maria was very organized and prepared - the experience had a great amount of structure and flexibility. It was a nice opportunity to connect with nature and meet others from around the world.
My husband and I really enjoyed this forest bathing experience. Maria made us feel welcome. We loved the mindful activities she'd carefully planned. We felt so relaxed after a busy day. We thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to experience the calming power of nature. The perfect self-care.
Très belle interaction, à la fois dynamisante mais aussi très apaisante, avec du partage. Je trouve que revenir au présent, aux sensations corporelles, se laisser guider par une voix chaleureuse, expressive et passionnée apporte une véritable sensation de bien-être. Que ce bain de forêt se poursuive, encore et encore, comme un rituel, merci!
Maria was warm, welcoming, and passionate about forest bathing. She provided a really unique and life giving experience for my employees! I would definitely recommend this outside the box experience!
It was a magical moment I've never ever experienced otherwise. Words are just not enough to express this; although I was in my bedroom sitting on the floor, and even Maria was also in her lockdown period in her garden, she magically and deeply guided me into the journey of connecting to the nature, and to myself again. As we payed attention to the every senses around us, breathing and exhaling, slowly my deepest feeling and memories came out that sometimes I was almost in tears, but good tears, to purify my soul. It was so unexpected and magical that I see this not only a nature tour but a healing therapy.I would recommend this to anyone who might have lost your loved one, or even when you have a depression or anxiety. This meditative experience is just amazing. I'd be coming back whenever I feel disconnected to myself or nature. Wonderful!!!

The Mindful Tourist networks with selected Forest Bathing guides around the world to offer you some very unique and authentic Forest Bathing experiences in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

For this virtual experience with Lee listed on this page, we work with him via Airbnb as an associate and we earn a small commission when you book through our link. We thank you for your support.Your booking help usgive back to the community and you become a part of the change for the greener planet!

Helping our forests & planet

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How we give back

At The Mindful Tourist, we believe in creating a world where our forests and other parks can prosper without human abuse. Our world is blessed to have luscious green lands where us nature lovers can get in touch with ourselves! Our mission is to raise awareness and provide ways for our audience to help keep our earth green. Your purchase of all items on The Mindful Store and your booking for any trainings and retreats plant a tree. Be a part of the change for the greener planet!

1% of our profit is donated to Big Trees Project.