August 28th 2021
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are running a series of well-being events this summer.
Including the Summer Cycle, Kew Fitness, Temperate House Yoga, Tai Chi and Forest Bathing.
Inspired by the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku - Forest Bathing at Kew is a slow, sensory woodland walk alongside an expert practitioner from the Forest Bathing Institute.
Held in Kew's Pinetum, participants can immerse themselves in a green world and clear their mind, relax more deeply and improve their sleep.
The UK’s first research paper into the health benefits of Forest Bathing+ has been published. The paper reports there were improvements in positive emotions, mood disturbance, rumination, nature connection and compassion and 57% of participants showed an increase in heart rate variability.
The Forest Bathing Institute's (TFBI) website lists Dame Judi Dench as its patron, she says:
“I am delighted to be a Patron for The Forest Bathing Institute. As humans, we have such a deep connection to trees and woodland. Forest bathing allows you to focus on that connection, engaging all your senses. In Japan, this immersion in nature has been studied for decades; and it is now practiced by millions of people to help them relax and recharge."
Forest Bathing at Kew Sessions:
- Friday 30 April
- Saturday 15 May
- Sunday 30 May
- Monday 7 June
- Tuesday 6 July
- Wednesday 28 July
- Sunday 8 August
- Saturday 28 August
The sessions run from:
10:30am - 1pm
For full information/to book, please visit: