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      Forest Bathing Wellness @ Singapore Botanic Gardens in Singapore

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      March 30, 2019

      Saturday   4:15 PM

      1 Cluny Road
      Singapore, Singapore 259569

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      Forest Bathing Wellness @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

      Important class details such as meeting point etc. will be sent to you via a confirmation email from Eventbrite adter registrations. Please read and retain that email. If you have a class package or gift card, please key in your code during registration to redeem your class or gift credit. For more information about class package, please click here. "In the trees, in the beeze, seek Nature's peace and bliss." Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is not just a stroll in the park. It is also not hiking. This open forest bathing class will take you slowly and intentionally through nature. Through a series of invitations, you will be facilitated to awaken your senses to deepen your connection with yourself, with nature, and with others. Wander mindfully in alluring spaces around our city-state, wonder at the wonders around us, and refind yourself. And you may be surprised to find yourself immersed in a new, mindful and serene threshold within our busy concrete jungle. You will leave this class with a renewed and refreshed heart, mind and body.  Why forest bathing? The fast paced lifestyles that we are accustomed to in Singapore can cause a great deal of stress - physically, mentally and emotionally. Living in such a dynamic environment, most of us never have the luxury to consciously slow down and introspect, and are not aware of the accumulated pressure in our minds and bodies. During a forest bathing class, we take on an immersive walk of no more than 800 meteres, and this immersive experience in nature will benefit you by providing the much needed mental rest and rejuvenation. Forest bathing provides a much-needed time out to do-less, mind-less and care-less. By taking care of your-self, you can then lead and do better ifor other-selves in your life. Science and research studies on forest bathing have quantified health benefits including improved mental clarity, increase body immune functions, increase production of anti-cancer proteins, lower stress levels, lower blood sugar levels and lower blood pressure.  Reviews "This was a beautiful experience. I really enjoyed just slowing down and thinking about my environment in a different way." "I will recommend forest bathing for anyone who is looking to decompress from a hectic or stressful lifestyle. The session helped me to appreciate our natural surroundings and witness the significant impact it contributes to our physical well-being. It felt good to slow down and enjoy a respite from our overactive minds. The experience immediately refreshed my mood and made me feel better emotionally at the end of the session." "Good for de-stressing and great fun!" Number of participants: Minimal of 5 participants to start the class, and we take up to a maximum of 12 particpants. FAQs Am I suitable for forest bathing if I have never hiked nor spent much time outdoors? Forest bathing is designed to be accessible to everyone of varied fitness and outdoor experience. The class is conducted at a slow pace and we typically cover no more than 800 m for the entire session. We typically walk along well-established pavements in the gardens and grass lawns, and is very convenient and safe for everyone. The routes are also mostly level and no significant physical exertion will be required. Is there a minimum age requirement for this class? As forest bathing is a slow, mindful and contemplative class, it may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. However, if you think that your child would benefit from the class and would enjoy the pace, he/she is welcome to register as a participant and join us.  What if it rains? This is a light rain or shine event. Generally, classes are cancelled only in the event of very heavy downpour or if there is risk of lightning. In such situations, we will personally contact you at least 30 minutes before the meeting time to confirm if the class will proceed or be cancelled. For classes that are cancelled by the host/guide, participants can register for another class without any additional charges. However, there will be no refunds. Are we really walking in a forest?  Forest bathing allows a person to connect with nature. Nature exists outside forests too. City gardens, parks and beaches are some examples where meaningful connections with nature can take place and for you to receive your well-deserved mental and emotional recharge.  What happens when there are not enough participants to start the class? We rarely cancel classes due to small number of participants. However, if we do, paid registrants will receive notifications from us and will be entitled to register for another class without any additional charges.  About your facilitator You Min is a certified nature and forest therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, USA. A pioneer facilitator in Singapore, she is passionate about sharing nature and forest therapy for well-being, especially for stressed out and disconnected city dwellers. She also guides with Singapore’s National Parks Board, conducting nature therapy programmes for elderly care centres as well as various nature connection programmes for families. Spearheading nature therapy for wellness in the ASEAN region, You Min leads forest bathing at wellness retreats in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Her work has seen her present and guide at the International Forest Therapy Days in Finland, and the Therapeutic Horticulture Seminar by CUGE a division under the National Parks Board.  Please read our Terms and Conditions.

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