Shinrin Yoku or Forrest Bathing is a unique sensory way to experience and connect with nature. Originating in Japan, Shinrin Yoku offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature without modern day distractions. Shinrin Yoku 森林浴 is often referred to in English as forest bathing (the literal translation of this Japanese term) or forest therapy.
Price: €25 (per person)
Hosted by: Caroline
Duration: 3 hours
On your Shinrin Yoku walk you will experience the beauty of the Azorean countryside with all your senses. During the 3 hour session you’ll be walking calmly and gently over very short distances (no more than 1km in total) and taking part in a series of guided activities to facilitate a deep connection with nature. The walk includes several opportunities for group discussions to reflect together on what we are experiencing.
The session ends with a wild tea ceremony where you will enjoy a tea-infused from foraged plants, along with simple snacks made using seasonal produce from the island. Your guide, Caroline Sprod, is the first and only Shinrin Yoku guide in the Azores, and co-owner of the Solar Branco 1885 Eco Estate.
“At the end of the walk, I was feeling a real sense of connectivity with the natural world and within the body. It’s amazing how much the senses come alive when we stop and notice them.” LT, Portugal
“This experience left me feeling so alive and calm at the same time. The guide helped me to stop and enjoy the small details of nature’s beauty that are all around us, but we often pass by and overlook as we hurry through life.” LS, UK
Refund Policy / Terms and Conditions
7 days or more in advance: 100% refund
Up to 48 hours: 50% refund
Less than 48 hours: Non-refundable