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Guided Mindful Nature Immersion & Sensory Play for Families

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At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a private family-friendly nature immersion experience. A minimum of 1 adult + 1 child is required.Getting to know nature is not just a classroom-, textbook- or museum-based endeavour. This experience empowers and guides children and young-at-heart adults to really be in touch with nature and to know her more deeply and intuitively. Through sensory-focused nature explorations and play, rekindle the sense of wonder, kinship and the sense of aliveness with your loved ones and the natural world."We are all born with the capacity to attend the world with wonder - just watch any child." - Thomas Lower FleischnerOption Highlights✅ Attune and sharpen senses✅ Space for children to authentically and safely connect with nature in their ways✅ Space for adults to remember with their sense of play and wonder✅ Cultivate a love for nature✅ Enjoy a kids-friendly forest tea in the outdoorsOption DetailsThis is a return to simplicity. You will play - not with gadgets and devices, but you will play in the most natural playground, nature. A certified nature and forest therapy guide will curate and facilitate this nature immersion play experience. Through carefully crafted sensory activities, you will be guided to explore and interact with nature through your senses. You may find your (and your child's) creativity, imagination and unique interpretations naturally increase and express more vividly. By reclaiming some wildness through your senses and play, perhaps you and your child will also discover wholeness and aliveness.You can choose to immerse in one of three beautiful and tranquil nature enclaves - Tampines Ecogreen/ Dairy Farm/ Labrador Nature Reserve. Please make a note of this in the booking form.Important notesKindly note, for wet weather, the forest therapy guide holds the final decision. In case of light rain, the session will proceed. In case of a thunderstorm, the session will be delayed. If it is not possible to delay, the session will be rescheduled to a mutually agreed date and time later. No refunds will be provided.Light snacks and tea are provided. All serving ware are hygienically washed, but you may also bring your own if you prefer.A detailed information kit will be sent upon confirmation of booking.

Details

1.5 hours
Private trip
Up to 6 persons

Activities

Nature Walks
Meditation
Mindfulness Techniques

Suitable For

Families with Kids

What's included

What's included

  • Experienced and professional forest therapy guide
  • Light snacks and tea (bring your own cup if you prefer)
  • Required materials

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • 15 mins before selected timeslot Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Tampines Ecogreen/ Dairy Farm/ Labrador Nature Reserve
Tampines Ecogreen/ Dairy Farm/ Labrador Nature Reserve

Enjoy family bonding time through sensory-focused nature explorations and play!

  • A certified nature and forest therapy guide will curate and facilitate this nature immersion play experience.
  • Through carefully crafted sensory activities, you will be guided to explore and interact with nature through your senses. You may find your (and your child's) creativity, imagination and unique interpretations naturally increase and express more vividly. By reclaiming some wildness through your senses and play, perhaps you and your child will also discover wholeness and aliveness.

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Xiu Nature Connections

The founder of Xiu, Youmin is a certified nature and forest therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, USA. A pioneer guide in Singapore and Southeast Asia, she is passionate about self-care, slowing down practically, and re-connecting to nature. Youmin guides with Singapore’s National Parks Board and she conducts nature therapy to support specific communities such as people living with dementia, as well for families. Programmes in Xiu Nature Connections include forest bathing, nature connection programmes and Yoga Nidra.
4 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 10 helpful reviews
Rob Elliot
Private Forest Bathing | De-stress & Recharge
23 May 2021
This was a relaxing and energising outing - thanks You Min for introducing the concept of forest bathing and being such an open and engaging guide! I wasn’t sure what to expect with a forest bathing outing as I had not encountered the concept before. However, I really enjoyed the session and it opened my eyes to a new way to engage with nature and my surroundings. You Min is an informed guide and passionate about nature. I would highly recommend this experience to those new to forest bathing and wanting to get closer to Singapore’s natural environment.
Jialin
Private Forest Bathing | De-stress & Recharge
03 Mar 2021
Not gonna lie, we didn’t really know what to expect for forest bathing, but it’s basically a Japanese eco-therapy practice in the forest! You min is a great facilitator and invited us to open our senses, listen to Nature — the trees, the wind, feel the earth beneath us and just r e l a x. It was such a healing experience for me and I felt my worries and anxiety lift. I loved the mini sharing sessions after each section and drinking hot butterfly pea flower tea in wooden cups (like a picnic!) at the end really rounded up the whole experience beautifully. It’s great to do solo, or even as a team bonding activity!
Sjy Tan
15 Oct 2020
Youmin takes care of you from start to finish. She places extra attention to make sure you enjoy a smooth experience by making sure she is clear with her instructions/directions & checking in on you before the date of the session. She is a wonderful facilitator who allows you to exercise full ownership from your experience (because the ultimate takeaway is unique to you & your very own interpretation). You will have to experience it yourself to understand the beauty of forest therapy. The recent Moonwalk gave us an unforgettable night nature bathing with the almost full moon. Will look forward to more one-of-a-kind experiences again 🌈🌳🌲
Neo Miao Lin
08 Dec 2019
Went without any expectations and went home feeling rejuvenated by nature. I love the mini series of experiential activities Youmin invited the group to do. Though simple, the activities invite us to stay grounded and pay attention to little moments which I often missed out in my fast-paced life. One noteworthy point is while I attended a group session, Youmin facilitates the session in a way that provided each of us with our personal space to connect with nature. At the same time, we are also invited to share and listen to each others' experience in an open manner, giving us a chance to reflect on different perspectives. Youmin is also very thorough in her forest bathing session as she prepared insect repellent, sitting mats, tea and snacks for all participants. The forest bathing session is indeed a restful experience to recharge and rejuvenate, and is something that differs from a nature walk or trekking experience🙂
Katherine Boo
16 Nov 2018
I will recommend forest bathing for anyone who is looking to decompress from a hectic or stressful lifestyle. The session with Youmin has helped me to appreciate our natural surroundings and witness the significant impact it contributes to our physical well-being. It felt good to slow down and enjoy a respite from our overactive minds. The experience immediately refreshed my mood and made me feel better emotionally at the end of the session.

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Child Pricing
Children (age 0 - 12) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Xiu Nature Connections would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
What should I pack?
A
Comfortable walking shoes
Light backpack
Sunscreen
Teacup (hot tea and light snacks will be served)
Water bottle
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