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Your Nature Connection Guide

What is Forest Bathing?

Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) is a mindfulness practice in nature that originated in Japan. The name refers to bathing yourself in the forest atmosphere through all of your senses. So don't worry, you don’t have to go into water to forest bathe! Instead, you focus on what you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste. It's all about slowing down, getting out of your head and into your body. As a forest bathing guide, I will take you on a short and slow walk to help you to connect with nature and yourself. After a forest bathing walk you will feel more relaxed, less stressed and recharged. Scientific studies show that forest bathing has lots of health benefits. Read more...

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Upcoming events

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Tuesday the 21th of June

Midsummer Night Forest Bathing

8 pm | Glendalough

Saturday the 25th of June

Climate Love Ireland Hike

10 am | Rathdrum

Saturday the 23rd of July

Forest Bathing Walk

10 am | Forest near Laragh

Sunday the 14th of August

Forest Bathing Walk

10 am | Forest near Laragh

Saturday the 10th of September

Forest Bathing Walk

10 am | Forest near Laragh

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Your Forest Bathing Guide: Cathelijne de Wit
Forest bathing guide Cathelijne (or Cat for short) is originally from the Netherlands. She moved to Ireland in 2015 because she fell in love with the natural landscape of the emerald isle. After working as a certified national tour guide for more than seven years, Cat trained as a forest bathing guide in 2021 to share the benefits she experienced in nature with others. Her way of guiding is very down to earth and accessible for everyone. She will create a safe space in the forest and helps you to be mindful and connect with nature and yourself in a fun way. Read more...