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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.


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  • 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

If you are a group from 1 to 3 persons, the session will last for 2 hours. If you are a group of 4 and more (max 12 people), the session will last for 3 hours.

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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)


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre Brussels Belgium
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About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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E-S Adventure Guides



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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.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about this trip



So close to Brussels but so far from the city…. In a beautiful and peaceful area (Arboretum de Jezus Eik, Forêt de Soignes), I enjoyed a moment of pure wellness and connection with nature and with myself. The Shinrin Yoku experience was really appreciated. It was a nice break in the running everyday life. Being the mother of a lovely 15 months old girl, it was great to have a moment for me, where the only thing you have to do is touch, breath, smell, feel the nature around me as you wouldn’t do if you were going on a “normal” walk across the forest. The group was very small (never big anyway) and I didn’t know the other participants. We were following the soft voice of our guide, Nolwenn, and all this, at a very low walking rhythm. The fact to concentrate on the nature around me, to slow down and live the moment without thinking in all logistics themes was a real resourcing experience. Nolwenn is a very nice guide. She made us live this forest bath following the rhythm of the group. She also made us highly appreciate recommendations on the equipment to wear and bring with us. This was perfect to have the right amount of layers to be comfortable during the whole morning. In the end, there was also a small surprise that my stomach really appreciate. When I came back to the city, a feeling of lightness and inner calm was still there and remained for a few days. I didn’t see the time pass by and will certainly repeat the experience. Maybe at another time of the year, in order to enjoy the forest at another season, with other plants and another moment of nature’s cycle. Thank Explore-Share to propose so many attractive outdoor activities to do with friends, alone, or with the family!



J'ai eu l'occasion de découvrir le bain de forêt, grâce à la guide Nolwenn. Un expérience formidable, qui permet de revivre la forêt autrement : lenteur, bruits à écouter, textures à toucher, lumières à observer... un véritable éveil des 5 sens, aux bénéfices ressentis encore longtemps. A conseiller sans hésitation!



Nolwenn nous a fait vivre une très belle expérience de reliance avec la forêt de Soignes et de partage entre nous. Un superbe moyen de faire une petite introspection sur l'année écoulée et d'accueillir 2021 avec confiance.



je recommande vivement les bains de forêt en compagnie de Nolwenn. J'ai participé à un week end bain de forêt avec Nolwenn, un peu sceptique au départ. Et la magie de Nolwenn m'a guidée dans la forêt, sa douceur et son intelligence m'ont permis d'explorer un univers complétement nouveau pour moi. Un beau voyage intérieur à l'extérieur, plein de douceur et de générosité.



An excellent moment of calm and introspection in the company of Nature. "Just around the corner", easy to plan and to plug in our day-to-day life. I am used to walk in the woods, but this is woods 2.0. To experience, repeat and repeat. Thank you Explore&Share for letting me discover this.

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