€25 per person. Minimum 10 people.
Arrive at Lisnavagh House and begin a walk through the woodlands of Lisnavagh with Emily Bunbury and enjoy the silence and nature around you. The Japanese practice of Forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate, boost the immune system and improve overall feelings of wellbeing. Research in recent years has shown positive health and wellness benefits from spending time in woodlands.
This is due to various essential oils, generally called phytoncide, found in wood, plants, and some fruit and vegetables, which trees emit to protect themselves from germs and insects. Forest air doesn’t just feel fresher and better - inhaling phytoncide seems to actually improve immune system function. Shinrin-yoku - bathing in the forest atmosphere to de-stress - has been part of the Japanese national health programme since 1982.
Even an hours forest bath will help you to unplug from technology, slow down, de-stress and relax. Periods of silence are encouraged during the ramble. We finish with warm homemade soup & sourdough bread in the brick barn close to Lisnavagh House around an open fire.