Shinrin Yoku workshop, forest bathing in Belgium, Forêt de Soignes


Join a unique Shinrin Yoku workshop and experience the forest like never before on an introspective forest bathing experience in which you will learn to connect with your senses and surroundings from a place of full awareness, and all in the gorgeous Forêt de Soignes (Sonian Forest) in Brussels.

Private and Group

1/2 Day

All year

Open to everyone

All Levels


  • Discover nature in a new light, and observe the forest with all your senses.
  • Reduce your stress levels and enjoy a renovating experience.
  • Explore the gorgeous Forêt de Soignes, a UNESCO world heritage site.


Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese practice of forest bathing, and on these half-day workshops in Brussels, I would like to guide you on this enriching path back to nature and contemplation. 

If you have not practiced forest bathing before, you may wonder how it is different from a hike. Forest bathing combines slow-pacing, conscious attention using and fine-tuning all of the senses, and breathwork. It also involves ritual and sharing as a way of enhancing awareness.

Some of the benefits of forest bathing, which may vary from person to person, include blood pressure regulation, strengthened immune system, reduced stress and anxiety, reconnection with nature, and a spiritual experience.

The workshop that I propose takes place once a month in the mornings, from 9.00 am to 13.00. It involves a 5-step immersion, each of which is referred to as an “invitation”, before a final closing ceremony in which observations will be shared. The forest that it will take place in is the amazing Forêt de Soignes (Sonian Forest) in Brussels. 

Get ready to work on your attention, patience, and awareness as you bathe in the light and shades of the forest, unique aromas, and enjoy the music of rustling leaves, birds, and more! I look forward to taking you on this unique and unforgettable journey. Contact me now and join this replenishing Shinrin Yoku workshop!


More info

  • From +/- 12 years old;
  • I need at least 3 participants to confirm the group departure that I organize once a month. You can also book a private session;
  • There are maximum 12 participants per workshop;
  • Based on the spoken languages of the participants, the workshop takes place in French or English;
  • The indicated price is to join the group that I organize once a month (see dates on this page). It is also possible to organize a private workshop. Please get in touch with me here if you want to organize such an option.

Meeting point

Forêt de Soignes (the exact meeting point will be communicated after the booking)


Equipment you will need to bring

Watter bottle

About the guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Aug 28, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022

EUR 47 per traveller

Oct 04, 2022 - Oct 04, 2022

EUR 47 per traveller

Oct 30, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022

EUR 47 per traveller

Nov 20, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022

EUR 47 per traveller

Dec 11, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022

EUR 47 per traveller

Jan 15, 2023 - Jan 15, 2023

EUR 47 per traveller

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 47 Each

Group of 2

EUR 47 Each

Group of 3

EUR 47 Each

Group of 4

EUR 47 Each

Group of 5

EUR 47 Each

Group of 6

EUR 47 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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