If the noise and stress of urban life have taken a toll on your wellbeing, let us guide you on a unique journey into nature to practice the art of “forest bathing” on a mindfulness retreat in Cambodia.
Originating from Japan, the practice is called shinrin-yoku, which translates to ‘forest bathing’ or, more aptly, ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’. It’s not just about surrounding yourself with nature, but more about taking it in and learning how to connect with it.
During our mindfulness retreat in Cambodia, you are guided to explore the forest through all your senses. As you walk on secluded Cambodian jungle paths, notice the sunlight, dappled by the canopy above, casting its glow over the forest floor. Breath in deep, inhaling the sweet smell of damp moss. The natural fragrance of some trees releases phytoncides, compounds that calm our fight or flight response. As the breathing slows down, the chatter in your mind quietens and you feel calm and grounded.
Listen to the forest melody: a mix of bird songs, insects, rustling leaves and small twigs that snap underfoot. Marvel at the immense trees enveloping ancient Khmer temples and experience that long lost sense of awe and childlike wonder. Under the guidance of your private yoga instructor, move your body through slow yoga flows in secluded jungle temples and feel one with nature. Back at the hotel, embark on exploring adventures to discover ancient temples and local stilt villages built on water.
Throughout the journey, you will welcome in all the healing tools Mother Nature provides and discover just how transformative she can be.
5* boutique accommodation
Private forest bathing, yoga and meditation in the jungle
Private temples and village excursions
All private services