Natural Elements

Shinrin-yoku (森林浴)—which literally translates to “forest bathing”—is the ancient Japanese practice of “bathing” oneself in nature with the intention of receiving therapeutic benefits.

“When Nature works for us we should want what we want and nature will work it out for us.”

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Why Natural Elements?

When we are exhausted, stressed and we have drained our body of adrenaline and cortisol we need to undertake a deep restorative process.

Stillness in nature has amazing healing powers. Nothing to be done. Just be.

Your body will do the rest. This deeper self then has space to feel again and allow ideas to emerge.

You just watch. Effortlessly float, rest, dream. Restore yourself.

Byin Rlab : Transforming into magnificent potential. – Tibetan Blessing

Who Will Benefit?

Forest Bathing is good for everyone for both physical and mental wellbeing.

It is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity.

As well as lowering heart rate and blood pressure, boosting the immune system and accelerating recovery from illness.

“Spending time in nature is sublime. I feel alive and have a renewed sense of purpose in life” Andrew, New Zealand

Mary, Adelaide

Why Natural Elements?

When we are exhausted, stressed and we have drained our body of adrenaline and cortisol we need to undertake a deep restorative process.

Stillness in nature has amazing healing powers. Nothing to be done. Just be.

Your body will do the rest. This deeper self then has space to feel again and allow ideas to emerge.

You just watch. Effortlessly float, rest, dream. Restore yourself.

Byin Rlab : Transforming into magnificent potential. – Tibetan Blessing

Forest Bathing is good for everyone for both physical and mental wellbeing.

It is proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity.

As well as lowering heart rate and blood pressure, boosting the immune system and accelerating recovery from illness.

Who Will Benefit?

“Spending time in nature is sublime. I feel alive and have a renewed sense of purpose in life” Andrew, New Zealand

Mary, Adelaide

Our Retreat Locations

We are hosting these amazing experiences in the idyllic locations of the Whitsundays (Elysian Retreat), Daintree Forest (Silky Oaks Lodge) and Uluru (Longitude 131).

These locations allow you to take that break from the ordinary to create the extraordinary.

Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Forest, QLD

Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Forest, QLD

Elysian Retreat, Whitsundays, QLD

Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Forest, QLD

Longitude 131, Uluru, NT

Our Wellness Guides

We have fully qualified professional guides, who come together to guide you on your Natural Elements experience.

Our Approach?

The trees and plants in the forest emit substances called phytoncides – think of them as wood essential oils – which have been found to boost the immune system.

Studies by Qing Li, a Japanese scientist who has been carrying out Shinrin Yoku research for many years, showed that Forest Bathing increases the NK, or Natural Killer cell activity in people, with at least some of this effect coming from phytoncides.

The effects were seen to last for about 30 days and, as these NK cells help to fight disease.

“The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Program Dates & Format

  • Dates: 20 – 25 June 2022 ( 5 nights)
  • Location: Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Forest, QLD
  • Dates: 22 – 27 October 2022 ( 5 nights)
  • Location: Elysian Retreat, Whitsundays, QLD

Investment: $6950 per person (Early bird 15% discount)

  • Dates: 27 – 4 March 2023 | 17 – 22 September 2023
  • Location: Longitude 131, Ayers Rock

Investment: $7950 per person (Early bird 15% discount)

Includes program, accommodation, nutritious meals & refreshments.