Japanese Shinrin-yoku (Forest therapy walk) in NSW

Enjoy Nature like never before.
Shinrin-Yoku, forest bathing, is an immerse experience in nature that reduces stress and can improve your health.

In a very short time, you enter a relaxed state of mind!

"Shinrin" means Forest, "Yoku" means Bathing. Shinrin-yoku is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon, or a day. You bathe in the environment of the forest, using all your senses to experience nature up close. It is a simple natural therapy that has been done for many years. With Shinrin-Yoku, trees provide fresh oxygen so you can take a deeper breath and the green colours of the leaves soothe your eyes, sounds of birds calm the noise in your head and you feel the breeze on your skin.

Enjoy a two or three-hour experience in nature where you will take time to slow down, immerse, and breathe in the forest with all your senses.


Group Shinrin-yoku Walk [$150.00 per person]

Group Size: Maximum 8 people
※Great to reduce Stress.
※Safe - it's outdoors, with social distancing.

Enjoy a three-hour experience in nature where you will take time to slow down, immerse, and breathe in the forest with all your senses.

※Guided 3 hours walk at the local forest (usually lower north shore area)
※Mindfulness activities such as Qi (Energy) breathing, Sound Therapy, etc
※Complimentary Japanese tea & snacks at the end

Availability: Week Days: Every Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Availability: Weekends: 2nd & 3rd Sundays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Personal Shinrin-yoku Walk [$350.00 per person]

Group Size: One-on-One
Enjoy a two-hour experience in nature where you will take time to slow down, immerse, and breathe in the forest with all your senses. One-on-one with Mayu Sensei, you will have plenty of time to walk around by yourself and experience the forest, after which you can discuss your experience in-depth with Mayu Sensei.

※Guided 2 hours walk at the local forest to enjoy and experience customised mindfulness activities in the forest
※Mindfulness activities such as Qi (Energy) breathing, Sound Therapy, etc
※Complimentary Japanese tea & snacks at the end
※Complimentary stress level check before/after Shinrin-yoku to measure improvements
※Complimentary "Gift care pack" is provided (depends on individual's states of well-being)

Availability: Week Days: Tuesday 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Availability: Weekends: Saturday 10am-12pm & 1-3pm


About Your Guide - Mayu

Mayu is a Sydney based Tree photographer & Certified Forest Therapy Guide (Certified by Japan Forest Therapy Society - Japan). Originally born in Japan, Mayumi moved to Sydney in 2003 after falling in love with Australia when working as a volunteer for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. Over the past 10 years, the path of Mayu's  "trees & nature" photography has led her to a new career as a "Forest Therapy Guide" where she offers therapeutic & mindfulness nature walks. "I really believe that nature already knew the reason as to why I have been so involved with tree photography.  During this period, nature has been talking to me through a multitude of experiences, sights, sounds, touch, and the scent of the forest.  She has taught me so much and I believe she chose me for this new career,  for which I am so grateful.  I am excited to be able to share the wonderful journey of Shinrin-yoku now as an official guide!"