Inspired by the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku, forest bathing is a slow, sensory woodland walk along with a guide who will help you to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life, using sensory exercises to connect to nature with an emphasis on mindfulness. There are optional ‘sharing circles’ between exercises and a short, guided meditation towards the end.
Immerse yourself in nature at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Clear your head, relax more deeply, and improve your sleep. Calm your body and mind with relaxing ‘urban forest bathing’ nature therapy sessions.
Your guide will be Cathy Logan, a Hackney resident since 1999 and a freelance therapist specialising in shiatsu and seated acupressure since 2004. She is now studying to be a meditation and mindfulness teacher and a forest bathing guide.