Guided Shinrin-yoku Walk in Maarn
A guided Shinrin-yoku walk is full of nature and human connection helping you to relax, recharge your batteries, improve your moods and concentration, boost your immune system functioning, the felt experience of aliveness, slowing down the stream of habitual thinking, getting new insights, being naturally creative and bringing all of this with a big smile back home. The guide, trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, will help you slow down, get into your senses and out of the stream of habitual thinking, re-connect with your own body and support your experience while not disturbing it s own process. She will also facilitate very informal sharing circles where everything is welcome and nothing is mandatory. The Art of Shinrin-yoku is a profound way of deepening the connection with yourself, with others and with the more-than-human world which can be compared to the effects of a more-day trip in nature. More information:
Note: During these walks, we will follow all safety and distance recommendations.
During the Shinrin-yoku forest walk, we’ll dive into the forest and experience living in the here and now. Along the various trails in the beautiful forest of Landgoed Heidestein, the participants will be invited to do a few activities. These help to slow down your pace and the stream of habitual thinking, to pay attention to the sensory perceptions and to re-connect with nature and with ourselves. Between the activities, we’ll gather in a listening circle (council). Everyone can share their experience with the group, if they like. Sharing is not mandatory, as silence is also a very powerful way of sharing.
What to take with you: Wear comfortable shoes for easy trails and dress for the weather. Our pace will be slow, so maybe add an extra clothing layer, just to be sure; a rain jacket/coat is always a good idea.
-Location: Landgoed Huis te Maarn, Maarn, Utrecht province, Netherlands
-Starting point: Buurtsteeg 7, Maarn
-Duration: 3 hours
-Registration and payment: The fee can be paid via PayPal or bank transfer (Tikkie). You can also register here:
-Language: English or Dutch, depending on the group s preferences
- Costs & what is included: The price is incl. tea and snacks for tea ceremony.
- Note: Due to weather conditions, a scheduled walk can be postponed to another date. In that case, you ll receive a message with alternative dates to choose from.