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Forest bathing walk : slow down, relax, reconnect

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Epping Forest

6 Rangers Road

Chingford

London

E4 7HQ

United Kingdom

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First forest bathing walk of the season, a couple of days after the Summer solstice. Come and enjoy the fire and wild energy of Summer!

In Japan, shinrin-yoku, aka forest bathing, is a well-being practice since the 1980’s. Do not expect a hike or a naturalist session, the destination in forest bathing is "here" not "there". It doesn’t just use nature as a pleasant backdrop, but gives participants a direct experience of themselves as part of the ecosystem.

A forest bathing walk enables you to leave behind for 2 to 3 hours all the things that are cluttering your mind and life, it gives you space. Space to truly listen to yourself and to what nature has to mirror back to you. It helps you slow down and reconnect with nature’s rhythm and pace, our natural pace.

How will this work in practice? We will walk at a gentle pace on an easy and short trail in Epping forest. You will be offered different experiences which will awaken your senses, help you slow down, be in the present moment and place and reconnect with yourself and your surroundings. There will be also moments to share our experiences together and time spent in silence.


Main proven benefits of forest bathing:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Reinforces the immune system

  • Increases sense of belonging

  • Improves mood

  • Stimulates creativity

  • Restores concentration and clarity


NB: A scheduled walk can be postponed due to weather condition. In that case, you'll receive a message with alternative dates to choose from. There is a minimum of 3 participants for the walk to take place.


BY PURCHASING A TICKET, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Who is it for?

People from age 18 onwards, unless specified otherwise.

Forest bathing doesn’t require to be particularly fit, so it’s a very inclusive activity.


How big is the group?

The groups are intentionally kept small, with a maximum of 12 people.


What to bring?

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for outdoor activities. Dress in layers to stay warm and dry. We will be moving at a leisurely pace, so temperatures may feel cooler than you expect. In case of rain, make sure to wear waterproof clothes. You might also want to bring water with you.


Health and safety

Any outdoor activity entails known and unanticipated risks and although forest bathing is a low-risk activity, you still need to assume the full responsibility of your own well-being and safety.

Please do let me know, prior to the walk, if there is anything I should be aware of regarding your physical or psychological health, by writing at info@estelleasselin.com


Meeting point/Parking / transport options

We will meet at the View, the visitors centre, in Chingford. (right next to the Queen's hunting lodge)

Overground station : Chingford

Many bus lines : 313, 379, 444, 212, 97, 179, 385, 397

Parking : Barn Hoppit car park, just in front of the View.


Tickets policy

Tickets are non-exchangeable and only refundable up to 30 days before the walk, unless the walk is cancelled by the organiser.






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Epping Forest

6 Rangers Road

Chingford

London

E4 7HQ

United Kingdom

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