Sun, 07 Apr | High Cross car park, Hawkshed Hill

Shinrin Yoku Day Retreat

Escape for the day. "A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see." David Douglas
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Shinrin Yoku Day Retreat

Time & Location

07 Apr 2019, 10:30 – 16:00
High Cross car park, Hawkshed Hill, B5285, Coniston LA22 0LQ, UK

About The Event

Escape for the day and experience the uniqueness of Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing. A gentle, calm amble through the trees and footpaths where you can reap all the benefits from the forest air. Allow yourself this time to escape the hustle, bustle and noisy chatter of your every day life and let the forest to work its magic on you, to de-stress. The forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air that we breathe and give us fresh strength. "It is in the stillness of the forest that silence comes to lick the wounds and heal."

This Japanese inspired complementary therapy is not just a simple walk through the forest; it has been proven to have startling health benefits from lowering blood pressure to increasing your T-cells (immune system) Yuku Ideno et al. (A systematic review and meta analysis).

We will be meeting at the High Cross forestry comminsion car park, grisedale forest

During the day you can expect to:

  • Introductions and information
  • Start the day with a gentle breathing exercise.
  • Opening ceremony
  • Opening meditation to connect with your surroundings and your breath
  • Shinrin yoku experience
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Shinrin Yoku continued
  • Tea ceremony
  • Closing ceremony
  • End and Socialising

This is just a simple overview and does even begin to cover what you will really experience.

You should be aware that this is not a fitness hike, it is a gentle walk of no more than 2 miles and we will mainly be sticking to footpaths and trails. There is no fitness level required, however, this terrain is not suitable for wheelchair users or those of limited mobility. The yoga will consist of a simple flow that is suitable for a novice.

The day starts at 10am, I strongly advise arrival no later than 9:40am. The car park is free, but spaces are limited. Their is a pay and display in Tarn Hows (free to National Trust members) but remember to allow enough time to walk to the High Cross or if you want a more challenging walk I suggest you either park in the Pay and Display at Monk Coniston and walk up via the footpath and through Tarn Hows (more information) this is done entirely at your own discretion and I will not be held responsible for your arrival.

You will need to bring lunch, snacks and plenty of drinks for the day as there will be no shops on our route. Shops are in either Coniston or Hawshead - please note being a Sunday limited shops are open.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket for the weather.

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For more information about the benefits of Shinrin Yoku, feel free to read my blog about Earth Yoga.


£55 when booking as 2 people

*children are welcome, but they must stay with you at all times and under your supervision. Child prices £10 (£5 per additional child)

There are limited tickets to up to 15 people, booking is essential and can be paid on the day or before the event, a deposit of £15 is required if you want to pay on the day please buy a deposit ticket. Thank you.

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  • Couple
  • Child
  • Additional Child

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