Forest Bathing

This guided experience will take you on a gentle discovery of the sounds, smells, sights and feels of nature – and of yourself. By slowing down, our thinking also slows down, giving us a chance to look at things with a new perspective.

This walk is inspired by the Japanese “shinrin-yoku”, meaning forest bathing. The program is a gentle, guided sensory experience which is designed to invite interactions with the environment while slowing down, awakening the senses, accepting the present moment and strengthening the relationship between yourself and nature. This mindful practice has been scientifically proven to promote wellbeing and stress-relief.

«Being outdoors in nature is an escape for me from the busy days, and forest bathing opens doors for me, for us to find ways back to balance in life. We do not need to be in a wilderness forest to appreciate and enjoy the beauty and healing benefits of nature, the wonderful setting of Merian Gärten greatly supports our practice.»

Beáta Szablics

Dates 2023

Monday, 17.30 to 19.00h
April 24
May 15

Monday, 18.30 to 20.00h
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25

Monday, 17.30 to 19.00h
October 9

Classes can be booked individually

Practical information

Minimum age: 16 years. Please bring: something to sit on, comfortable clothing


Meeting Point

CHF 35 per session



Beáta Szablics
Certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide by ANFT