My mission is to ease the pain and suffering that so many of us are feeling these days because we have become so disconnected from nature. We are nature. We are not meant to spend so much time indoors and connected to technology. I am certain that nature connection can help you in untold ways; boosting your mood, releasing blocked emotions and moving you towards being the healthier, happier and more resilient version of yourself you are truly meant to be.
The services offered by Adore Your Outdoors centre around the practice of Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku/Forest Therapy). The techniques used are practical skills that you can reuse, and once you start to deepen your connection to nature, you notice more and more beauty all around. This is nothing like your average walk in the woods - expect to be fascinated. You can join a 1-to-1 experience, group adult and family sessions, team building/reconnection events with a difference or employee wellbeing programmes to boost productivity. You can also join a shorter group session on zoom, enjoy a 1-to-1 'walk and talk' or buy a beautifully illustrated set of Shinrin-Yoku experience cards.
Shinrin-Yoku involves 2–3 hours of mindfulness activities and guided meditation exercises in the forest. Find out more about a typical session. I hope that you will come to realise how worthwhile this form of self-care can be, and the importance of human connection to nature. With the Coronavirus crisis and the Climate Emergency, we need nature now more than ever. Some of the techniques I teach you can be repeated without a guide, meaning you have new tools in your self-care toolbox.
Adore Your Outdoors partners with local, small business owners to offer full and half-day retreats and workshops that include yoga, painting and breathing exercises. I also work with national and regional organisations such as Forestry England, The National Trust, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire County Council. My VIP Card cardholders are eligible for a 10% discount. See all organisations I work with here.
These are the amazing locations I work in:
I'm always looking for new locations, so get in touch if you know somewhere :) I've created photo albums of each venue on my Facebook page.
Visit the Book Experiences page to see the schedule of planned general public sessions.
Visit the Workplace Wellbeing page to learn more about sessions individually tailored to the wellbeing needs of your organisation.
Contact me with any questions or to discuss individual requirements.
"It was great to have some time to breathe.... ground.... relax.... and appreciate the beauty that’s around us".Hayley, Andover
"A chance to relax and get away from it all by being guided to focus on nature and the 'simple things'".Kate, Overton
"The session was very calming and I believe Forest Bathing allowed me to slow right down and clear my mind in a way that I would/could never do on my own".Louise, Basingstoke
"Forest Bathing is just an amazing healing experience!".Nicla, Reading
"The course of monthly sessions allowed me to become increasingly open and take the experience to a deeper level each time. The benefits radiate through my mind and body, long after the session iteself has finished".Annie, Upham
"Committing to a 3 month series of forest bathing sessions allows you to revisit your chosen site and receive something new each time. I also loved connecting with the group through our shared experience over a number of weeks/months".Oonagh, Winchester
"The guided auditory meditations provided symptom relief that I hadn’t felt in over a year!
The heightened sensory experience in a relaxed calm environment of the forest, with a professional, kind, welcoming instructor who adapted the session to enable me to participate with a hidden disability, was fantastic"Shelly, Winchester
"You helped us so much - V went to see you know who and made the vital work call, both things she has been putting off for weeks! I have also had a v good night’s sleep! Must be six months since that has happened with no night sweats.
We will be in touch for the next episode soon!”.ES, Basingstoke
"I did a three hour session with Sonya, it is genuinely the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Value for money, I can highly recommend."George, Winchester
"Enjoyed my Forest Therapy experience with Adore Your Outdoors. To stop and savour nature, slow down and disconnect for a couple of hours was very liberating. Highly recommend!"Tilly, Birmingham
“After the first meditation it was as though my eye balls had been washed!”.Jon, Southampton.