Forest Bathing is based on a Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku that involves connecting with nature by “Bathing in the Forest Atmosphere”. It's a simple practice that encourages people to relax in a forest and appreciate the environment. Listen to the sound of birds. Notice surroundings and mindfully soak it all in, using all of your senses.
We partner with Cultured Forest to bring guided forest bathing to Clermont. Indulge with fellow nature lovers in relaxing mindfulness and self-care in a guided outdoor class. (Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to know when events are added to our calendar.)
Forest bathing benefits
Studies show time in nature:
lowers blood pressure
Wear comfortable shoes.
Dress in layers for the weather.
Depending on the season, bring: water sunglasses, a hat, and bug spray.
Put your phone in airplane mode. This is a great opportunity for a digital break.
When forest bathing at Clermont, plan to see some of the most peaceful areas of the park, while learning activities that allow you to better connect with yourself and the outdoors. Leave feeling centered and more at peace. Learn how to bring mindfulness in nature into your personal wellness routine.
The session ends with a tea ceremony.
Want to learn more about forest bathing? Read Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, by Qing Li. Not only is the book incredible, but Brooke Mellen (founder of Cultured Forest) studied under Li in Japan to get her certification.
Come to Clermont State Historic Site to pause and reflect.