Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bath)

Coined in 1982 by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, the term “Shinrin Yoku” (Japanese for “Forest Bath”) is defined as “making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest.” This nature healing practice has been found to reduce stress, improve feelings of happiness, free up creativity, and optimize overall well-being.

The estate’s lush forests offer a unique opportunity to dive deep into the heart of Shinrin Yoku. Reconnect with your roots as a being who evolved with the forest. Restore balance to your daily life as you discover the fundamentals of forest bathing, experience a sensory awakening, and answer invitations to connect with the natural world that surrounds you.

Appropriate for all experience levels, from first-timers to experienced practitioners, Shinrin Yoku takes place in a beautiful forest setting within walking distance from The Inn on Biltmore Estate.

Cushions available. Guests welcome to bring their own towels or mats.

Maximum of 8 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Cost $30 (Ages 13 & Up)
Duration 1 Hour
Hours of Operation 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Location Antler Hill Village
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