Forest Bathing at the Arboretum

A three-hour event, giving you the chance to connect with the unique environment at the Arboretum in a new and mindful way.
Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese tradition encompassing meditation, yoga, periods of rest and relaxation, mindful walking and contemplation.
Invitations to guided meditations, contemplation and yoga will be offered throughout; the rest of the time is yours...

Please bring a firm cushion/yoga block, yoga mat and a blanket, a bottle of water and a picnic.


About the teachers

Sophie will be leading a series of meditation events at the Garden and Arboretum.
Sophie brings her special interest in nature-based practice, using meditation and mindfulness techniques from across all cultures, to deliver some much-needed calm – encouraging and supporting you to find your inner stillness amongst the many demands of today’s hectic lifestyle.

Nadia will be leading a series of yin style yoga classes at the Garden and Arboretum.
Nadia has been a dedicated student of yoga for 17 years and has been teaching for 7 years.
Her classes are open and inclusive to all bodies, ages and abilities and she hopes to make everyone feel relaxed and comfortable and wanting to learn more!


What you need to know before you visit

All our events are designed to be socially distant.
Please be aware that in the interest of our staff and visitors’ safety, the toilet facilities will remain closed at the current time. 

Find out more about visiting during coronavirus