Relax and recharge with our in-house and visiting wellness experts through complimentary* Sunday wellness activities that present you with the opportunity to explore new health frontiers.
- Forest bathing – “shinrin yoku” – originated in Japan in the early 1980s and is regarded as a form of nature therapy, with the belief that being in nature allows us to connect with it through sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Being in nature can restore our mood, give us back our energy and vitality, and refresh and rejuvenate us. It eases our stress and worry, and helps us relax and think more clearly. This 60-minute forest bath will help you unplug from technology and slow down, bring you into the present, and de-stress and relax you. Dates: March 5 and 26, April 2 and 16 Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am Location: Kyojo Toribeno Mori and Hokokubyo Attendees: Maximum of 10 (contact us if you have young children or seniors who will be participating)
- Morning yoga can help provide a natural energy boost, and comes with significant benefits for your health and well-being. It can help dopamine and endorphin production, leading to a happy and productive day. It is also as effective as physical therapy for eliminating lower back pain. Participating in this activity can also improve energy levels and self-esteem. Dates: March 19, April 9 and 23 Time: 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM Location: B2 Pool Attendees: Maximum of 8
Zazen Meditation by the Pond
- Get physical with Zen on the Tea House terrace amid lush greenery and rippling ponds as you master a Zen meditation designed to foster a deeper connection between mind, body and nature. This hands-on session is enhanced by our 800-year-old pond garden – a 5-acre (217,800-square-foot) haven immortalized in the epic 12th-century poem “The Tale of Heike.” Dates: March 12 Time: 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM Location: Fuju Lounge in Shakusui-en Pond Garden Attendees: Maximum of 8
Activities are complimentary for in-house guests only. Activities will be unavailable from December to February.