“When we approach with reverence, great things decide to approach us. 

Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens the concealed beauty in things. 

When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us.” 

― John O’DonohueBeauty: The Invisible Embrace

Come and join us in the beautiful, wild, Devon woods

Shinrin Yoku 2 Day Practitioner Training Course

Who is this for?

Individuals and organisations with an interest in exploring the magic of the Forest, and the exciting new science of Shinrin Yoku.

No Qualifications are required 

This course is for those who wish to deepen their own understanding and relationship with Nature, and the incredible healing benefits of the natural environment.

It is also for those who wish to guide others in the woods, and help people to discover their own connection, and meaning in Nature.

What will you learn?

Combining the practical, spiritual, and ecological; this 2 day experiential training will guide you in the basic principles and practice of Shinrin Yoku to enable you to confidently deliver this process to small groups in different locations.

What is Shinrin Yoku?

Shinrin Yoku literally translates as ‘Forest–bathing’ and is the practice of immersing yourself in nature to improve your well-being. Shinrin yoku walks tend to be a slow, mindful wander to contemplate nature with all the senses.

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The 2-day training course covers:

HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT

Of Shinrin Yoku in Japan - Exploring Shinto and Taoist Influences

SCIENCE
& EVIDENCE

Health and Medical discoveries within Shinrin Yoku The role of trees and Phytoncides

ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS

The Nature Matrix, Reciprocity, Active Benignity

MINDFULNESS EXERCISES

Slow, moving meditation

EMBODIED PRESENCE

Shifting from mind, thought and pre-occupation to a fully present state

SENSORY ATTUNEMENT

Establishing a Heart and Soul connection through the senses - Body wisdom

LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION

Discover ways of communication with the other than human world

THERAPEUTIC CONTAINMENT

Safety, risk assessment, site selection, attunement, Intro. to working safely in the Wild.

AROMATHERAPY & SPA TREATMENTS

How to take Shinrin Yoku forward into your own practice.

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Ancient Woodland, Dartmoor 

Putting Nature First.

We include the mental, emotional and spiritual needs and benefits of connecting to Nature at a deeper level.

The experience of ‘awe & wonder’ leads to an appreciation of the natural world (and our place within it), and therefore a desire to protect and nurture it, to give something back.

We call this Reciprocity and is part of our ecological heritage and ‘belonging’. 

Ecotherapy is this reciprocal healing of the Psyche, through our devotional attention to the rhythms and patterns of Land, Sea and Sky.