Unwind in the Woods: Forest Bathing+ at RSPB The Lodge

Wednesday 21st December 2022 12:30 - 14:30

Doors open: 11:50 am

Join us on the winter solstice for a journey along the winding trails of RSPB The Lodge, set in the beautiful landscape of Bedfordshire’s Greensand Country. With its origins in the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku, Forest Bathing+ involves immersing ourselves in the woods – the perfect way to celebrate the turning of the year. Tuning in to our senses lets us relax and reconnect with nature, while research is beginning to reveal how time spent under the canopy of trees gives us a mental and physical boost.

Your 2-hour session will involve a gentle walk through the forest with regular stops for a series of sensory exercises designed to calm body and mind, and ending with a guided relaxation.

Your guide will be Liz Burfield, who trained as a Forest Bathing+ guide having experienced first-hand the benefits of mindfulness and nature on depression. Her sessions are friendly, down to earth, and suitable for anyone who enjoys being outdoors.