longing for the forest

therapeutic forest bathing in Berlin and Potsdam

When we spend time quietly in the forest - listening to the birds, looking at trees and stones, or just sitting under an old tree or by a crystal clear stream - it is easier to surrender to the moment and to resonate with the life within and around us.

Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴) is a practice originated in Japan that describes a guided immersion and absorption of the forest atmosphere with all its scents and sounds, structural variety, shapes and colours. It is about the proven healing effects of immersing oneself in the natural environment through simple exercises and mindfully using all five senses - mindful, grounded, rooted in presence!

The calm of the forest quiets the mind

During therpeutic forest bathing, you go on a decelerated hike, during which you can use the forest as a space for creative, mindfulness-strengthening, meditative exercises and perfectly recharge your batteries. I invite you to leave your everyday life behind, familiarise yourself with the forest, arrive and gradually open your senses. The silence and the overall slowing down make it possible for you to increasingly let your attention linger in the moment.

We begin as a group, from where you are encouraged by gentle invitation to spread out and explore the forest in your own personal way. You are at once part of a group, by yourself and part of nature, and it is here that forest bathing derives much of its therapeutic power.

The walk itself has a modest range but takes on a serene, harmonious quality. You are never far from the group and are free to rejoin it at any time, but you also have the space to direct your attention to your own feelings and needs. What you might choose to share of your experience or not is given enough space to be seen and heard.

Depending on the season, the weather and the wishes, the therapeutic forest baths usually last about 3 hours.

Waldbaden im Frühling
Western Düppeler Forest

Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind you and immerse yourself in the fresh, green "superpower" of the forest with me! Nature is awakening to new life and we use this natural energy of new beginnings to awaken our senses from hibernation.

Together we experience nature with all our senses, breathe deeply, relax and immerse ourselves in the soothing atmosphere of the forest. We recharge our batteries, get out of our heads, immerse ourselves in the fresh spring greenery and forest flavours and feel the soft forest floor under our feet.

Forest bathing has been scientifically proven to significantly strengthen our immune system, noticeably slow us down and have a positive effect on our nervous and hormonal systems.

Saturday, 23 March 2024

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Samstag, 1. Juni 2024

from 10am to approx. 1pm

approx. 3 hours

  • Joie de vivre, relaxation & ease
  • wake your senses from hibernation
  • Out of the carousel of thoughts - into the presence of the "here & now"
  • Immerse yourself, take a deep breath & recharge
  • Deep, precious moments in harmony with nature and yourself
  • Find your own sources of strength & new impulses
  • Return to your everyday life refreshed and full of energy
  • Exercises for relaxation, mindfulness, breathing
  • Light mobilisation exercises
  • Pleasant moments
  • Creative exercises, e.g. creating a picture of nature
  • Bonus: Tea ceremony at the end

 39,00 Euro per person

Also available as a gift voucher.

A good level of surefootedness and basic fitness so that participants are able to walk slowly and carefully in the forest for approx. 3 hours. Weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Participants enter the forest at their own risk, the organiser assumes no guarantee and no liability.

Registration is binding and can be cancelled up to 7 days before the start of the course. After this date, cancellation is no longer possible free of charge. Alternatively, you can transfer your place to someone else. By booking you accept the T&C.

4 (max. 12 participants)

Waldbaden Wannsee

Dates 2024

Relaxed time out in the forest
Forest bathing in the western Düppeler Forst and in the forests around Potsdam

Leave your everyday life behind and immerse yourself in the calming atmosphere of the forest!

In a small group, we go on a quiet exploration tour. We take time to observe, feel, smell, hear and marvel. With various mindfulness exercises and creative, playful elements, we will clear our heads and relax. We feel the connection to nature and thereby also to ourselves. 

We recharge our batteries, get out of our heads, immerse ourselves in the lush greenery and forest flavours and feel the soft forest floor beneath our feet.

Forest bathing has been scientifically proven to significantly strengthen our immune system, noticeably slow us down and have a positive effect on our nervous and hormonal systems.

Samstag, 13. Juli 2024

Saturday, 17 August 2024

jeweils 15 bis  18 Uhr

 

Friday, 13 September 2024

5 to 8 pm

approx. 3 hours

  • Joie de vivre, relaxation & ease
  • wake your senses from hibernation
  • Out of the carousel of thoughts - into the presence of the "here & now"
  • Immerse yourself, take a deep breath & recharge
  • Deep, precious moments in harmony with nature and yourself
  • Find your own sources of strength & new impulses
  • Return to your everyday life refreshed and full of energy
  • Exercises for relaxation, mindfulness, breathing
  • Light mobilisation exercises
  • Pleasant moments
  • Creative exercises, e.g. creating a picture of nature
  • Bonus: Tea ceremony at the end

 39,00 Euro per person

Also available as a gift voucher.

A good level of surefootedness and basic fitness so that participants are able to walk slowly and carefully in the forest for approx. 3 hours. Weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Participants enter the forest at their own risk, the organiser assumes no guarantee and no liability.

Registration is binding and can be cancelled up to 7 days before the start of the course. After this date, cancellation is no longer possible free of charge. Alternatively, you can transfer your place to someone else. By booking you accept the T&C.

4 (max. 12 participants)

Waldbaden zum Muttertag
Western Düppeler Forest

Let yourself be spoilt and treat yourself to some time out for the day - just for yourself or together with your children.

Or perhaps you're looking for a gift for your mum?

Immerse yourself in the incredibly soothing forest atmosphere and let yourself be enveloped by the fine aromas, the chirping of the birds, the rustling of the trees and much more.

With the help of simple breathing and sensory exercises and gentle movement, we can relax, recharge our batteries and do something good for our physical and mental health.

Sunday, 12 May 2024

from 10 am to approx. 2 pm

approx. 4 hours

  • Relaxation and regeneration on a physical and mental level
  • Joie de vivre, relaxation & ease
  • Immerse yourself in the nourishing abundance & diversity of nature
  • Discover the forest as a source of vitality and inspiration
  • "Forest Soul": deep, precious moments in harmony with nature and yourself
  • Find your own sources of strength & new impulses
  • Return to your everyday life relaxed and recharged
  • Exercises from Shinrin Yoku/forest bathing for all the senses
  • Breathing and mindfulness exercises, e.g. forest scents
  • Stroll barefoot on soft moss
  • Solo time - moments in silence just for you
  • Creative exercises, e.g. creating a picture of nature
  • Bonus: Tea ceremony at the end

49 Euro per person

89 Euro for 2 persons

Also available as a gift voucher.

A good level of surefootedness and basic fitness so that participants are able to walk slowly and carefully in the forest for approx. 4 hours. Weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Participants enter the forest at their own risk, the organiser assumes no guarantee and no liability.

Registration is binding and can be cancelled up to 7 days before the start of the course. After this date, cancellation is no longer possible free of charge. Alternatively, you can transfer your place to someone else. By booking you accept the T&C.

4 (max. 12 participants)

Waldbaden im Sommer
Western Düppeler Forest

Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind you and immerse yourself in the fresh, green "superpower" of the forest with me! Nature is awakening to new life and we use this natural energy of new beginnings to awaken our senses from hibernation.

Together we experience nature with all our senses, breathe deeply, relax and immerse ourselves in the soothing atmosphere of the forest. We recharge our batteries, get out of our heads, immerse ourselves in the fresh spring greenery and forest flavours and feel the soft forest floor under our feet.

Forest bathing has been scientifically proven to significantly strengthen our immune system, noticeably slow us down and have a positive effect on our nervous and hormonal systems.

Freitag, 5. Juli 2024 

Samstag, 20. Juli 2024 

jeweils von 16 bis ca. 19 Uhr

approx. 3 hours

  • Joie de vivre, relaxation & ease
  • wake your senses from hibernation
  • Out of the carousel of thoughts - into the presence of the "here & now"
  • Immerse yourself, take a deep breath & recharge
  • Deep, precious moments in harmony with nature and yourself
  • Find your own sources of strength & new impulses
  • Return to your everyday life refreshed and full of energy
  • Exercises for relaxation, mindfulness, breathing
  • Light mobilisation exercises
  • Pleasant moments
  • Creative exercises, e.g. creating a picture of nature
  • Bonus: Tea ceremony at the end

 39,00 Euro per person

Also available as a gift voucher.

A good level of surefootedness and basic fitness so that participants are able to walk slowly and carefully in the forest for approx. 3 hours. Weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Participants enter the forest at their own risk, the organiser assumes no guarantee and no liability.

Registration is binding and can be cancelled up to 7 days before the start of the course. After this date, cancellation is no longer possible free of charge. Alternatively, you can transfer your place to someone else. By booking you accept the T&C.

4 (max. 12 participants)

Waldbaden Wannsee

Registration

Send me an email saying that you want to participate: doreen@doreenpalke.com

You will receive a reply from me with the payment details. Once the payment has been received, your registration is confirmed and your place is secure. You will then receive a confirmation email with further information about the journey and the programme. The therapeutic forest bathing is limited to 12 participants.

If you feel that you would benefit from this kind of nature experience but cannot afford it, feel free to call or email me, as a limited number of discounted places are available for each Forest walk.

The exact meeting point will be provided after registration.
Further dates will be announced soon.

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