Tue, Aug 23|
Meeting Point: Kiosk next to Playground
Yoga and Forest Mini Retreat
Enjoy 2 hours of yoga and forest bathing at Stanmer Park, one of Brighton's local nature reserves with its beautiful woodlands.
Time & Location
Aug 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meeting Point: Kiosk next to Playground, Park Gates, Stanmer, Brighton BN1 9PY, UK
About the Event
We will meet at 10 AM at the kiosk next to the playgrond and start the day with a nourishing and beginner friendly yoga practice amongst the trees, followed by a walk through the forest and a practice of Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing.
The term shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, emerged in Japan in the 80s, meaning "taking in the forest atmosphere". But the concept is not new; many cultures have long understood the importance of nature to human health. A forest bathing trip involves visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breathing in volatile substances called phytoncides (essential wood oils). These volatile organic compounds derived from trees can lower cortisol levels and increase the number of NK cells in the human body. In other words: It is now proven that being in the forest boosts your immune system, lowers your stress levels and leaves you with a feeling of calm and happiness.
Surprisingly, the weather is mostly all right, but we will cancel the retreat in case of heavy wind, rain and thunderstorms. You will get a full refund if the retreat is cancelled.
Low-Income, Students, Seniors£15.00