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Nature Retreat 

Replenish your reserves with forest bathing. A form of therapy long recognised in Japan and a current health trend. Experience the flow of energy during the River Flow. Immerse yourself in the diverse flora and fauna with Barbara Uhl. Being outside becomes an intense experience that allows for deep and lasting relaxation.

The retreat will be held from 23 to 27  October 2022. Programmes are subject to change.

Barbara Uhl

Barbara Uhl, trained nature guide
&
nature pedagogue

A mountain girl! Born in the Salzburg municipality of Pinzgau, (Austria), right at the heart of the heavenly mountains. As a trained nature guide and instructor for the Tyrol region, I have an eye for detail and am constantly inspired to discover what new wonders nature has to offer.

www.sinne-seele-natur.at

Why forest bathing?
Forest bathing takes you to a heightened level of sensory awareness. Your senses are open to the diverse and intricate nature of the forest. We also soak in a bath containing terpenes. These are a chemical medium trees use to communicate with each other. Terpenes have been proven to assist in relaxing our body, lowering our stress levels and strengthening our immune system. Forest bathing is a Japanese practice known as Shinrin Yoku. It has long been used there as a recognised therapy for burnout symptoms. Each of my forest bathing excursions is unique. I tailor the program to suit the needs of the individual. But the aim is always the same: deep and long-lasting relaxation.

Please note: My forest bathing practice does not include any esoteric elements. As a nature guide, my ultimate goal is to experience the wonder of nature.

 

 

 

Your packages service:

+ 4 nights in the room category of your choice
+ 1-2 nature experience units daily (forest bathing, river flow, starry skies, medicinal herbs etc.)
Wellness Package
BEATUS gourmet board 
On the trail with our Guides

 

4 nights twin room on the north side from
1'151.- francs per person / in a single room on the north side from 1'391.- francs

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What you can look forward to:

Deep, lasting relaxation within a few days
Reduction of stress levels
Strengthening of the immune system
Moments of awe in nature
Letting go of things that burden us
New awareness of the body by living with all senses
Courage and confidence for new tasks
Impulses for healthy nutrition
Knowledge of medicinal plants in nature and their use in cuisine
Creative design in nature
Easy tricks for everyday positive thinking

The daily programme for the Nature Retreat is presented below.

Arrival

17:00 Welcome and introductions
17:30 A short walk along the Pilgerweg to the
100-year-old beech tree

19:00 Dinner

Day 1

from 07:30 Breakfast
10:00 “The power of the trees”
Easy hike to the nearby beech forest.

13:00 Small lunch, then free time for wellness, small hikes, etc.
19:00 Dinner
21:00 “Under the stars”
We look for constellations and marvel
at the wonder of the universe.

Day 2

from 07:30 Breakfast
10:00 “In flow at the river”
We look for a stone that we then carve
by hand to make our very own worry stone.

13:00 Small lunch, then free time for wellness, small hikes, etc.
17:00 Barefoot meditation in the hotel park by the lake
19:00 Dinner

 

Day 3

07:00 The magic of the early hours” – Meditation in the hotel park by the lake
08:00 Breakfast
10:00 “Dream bay of Sundlauenen
We take a trip to the bay of Sundlauenen and wander deep into the mixed forest, which stretches right to the lake shore. A special place of calm.
13:00 Small lunch, then free time for wellness, small hikes, etc.
19:00 Dinner

 

Departure day

from 07:30 Breakfast
10:00 “Forest bathing – Me time”
A little hike through the beech forest helps to re-energise us again today. We learn about the gratitude journal and take time out for ourselves.

13:00 Light Lunch and departure

 

 

 

 

 

Programmes are subject to change. Explanations are provided at the beginning of the Retreat. All meals can be taken together if desired. There is time each afternoon for wellness, excursions, massages and treatments in the hotel.