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Forest Meditation Tour

$199,00 PP
Based on the Japanese practise of Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing, our, one of a kind, Gold Coast tour provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the forest and take the first step to improving your physical and mental health.

The aim of this tour is to reconnect you with nature and make you aware of the natural tools available to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

We will outline techniques that allow you to reconnect and to reawaken the joys of being surround by nature, something we tend to lose when living in large cities.

At the end of the tour our mission is for you to take the forest with you when you go home, not only in the short term, but in the long term when you take the experiences enjoyed on the tour into your daily lives so that you can experience the results for the rest of your life.

Tour Details:
1. Min of 2 - max of 5 people per tour.

2. Min age 16.

3. Tour commences at 7:30am (pending pick up location) and ends approx: 4:30pm.

4. Morning tea and lunch are included.

5. You can finish the day feeling AMAZING!


What to bring? :
1. Dress in comfortable clothing and shoes.

2. Bring a towel or blanket.

3. An open mind and heart.

4. We will provide drinking water, food, umbrellas (if needed).

5. If you have any questions please contact us via info@paradisetours.com.au and we will do all that we can to assist you.
We should remind you these tours are completely flexible to fit in with your wants and desires. Longer or shorter walks, bird watching, relaxing, gift shopping or other activities are yours for the taking. Simply let us know and we will organise it for you.

Extra Information

What is Shinrin-Yoku?
1. Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese practise that translates to Forest Bathing. Practitioners spend time in the forest, breathing, relaxing and opening their awareness to the energy of plants and animals that live there. This is not only a psychological experience but also a physical one.

2. Many trees in the forest release essential oils or phytoncides into the air. As we walk through the forest our bodies absorb these oils which provide a scientifically proven benefit to the human body including: reduced blood pressure, increase in natural killer cells (used to fight cancers), reduce the stress hormone Cortisol and reduce heart rate (ref Q. Li, ‘Effect of forest bathing trips on human immune function’, 2010).

5. Numerous articles, research papers and books can be found by searching for Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing for those looking for additional information on the activity. If you would like to experience this extraordinary activity booknow or email any questions you may have.
3. Psychological benefits can include, reduced stress, increased happiness, improved vigour, reduce anxiety and depression among other benefits (ref Park, et al, ’The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing) : evidence from field experimentsin 24 forests across Japan’, 2010).

4. The practice was established by the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Tomohide Akiyama) to improve the health of the Japanese people. The Minister recognized that urban life had caused a separation between nature the people and that this needed to be repaired to allow Japanese citizens to enjoy a long healthy and balanced life.