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Musical forest bath, the benefits of music and nature

Silvotherapy comes to us from Japan where the benefits for the body and the spirit of these practices of immersion and meditation in the forest have been known since the 90s under the name of shinrin yoku ( forest bath). The Forest Festival, which for 27 years has invited its audience to walk in the forest before concerts, was a precursor. In its 26th edition, it created the Musical Forest Baths .

Distinct from concerts, these marches combine contact with nature and listening to live music, because they have many points in common and pursue the same goal: connection with oneself, a source of harmony and well-being.

The Musical forest baths benefit from the experience accumulated by the festival in supporting the public in the forest and in mediation. Two people have finely crafted them:

  • Jean-Luc Chavanis , coach, consultant and trainer, designer of the Métanature method of mediation in business, author of Ces Jardins qui nous aident (ed. Le Courrier du Livre)
  • Christine Vervel, hospital doctor, pediatrician, member of the board of directors of the Forest Festival.

The Musical forest baths are for everyone and offer the following experiences:

  • Departure and arrival in a historic site to discover, in the middle of the forest or on the edge;
  • A welcome drink or coffee;
  • An easy walk in the forest totaling around 5 to 6 kilometers;
  • Time for observation, listening, breathing and meditation guided by the mediator;
  • Exercises of connection to nature, especially with trees (the famous tree hugging );
  • The presence of music in the middle of nature, in accompaniment of certain exercises;
  • Music listening breaks, in the forest and at the place of departure or arrival;
  • On the way back, a tasting of exceptional teas;

At the end, simple and reproducible exercises are given to the participants: the Musical Forest Bath, by establishing an intimate and attentive contact with nature and with music, opened a path towards self-knowledge, harmony and well-being. It’s up to everyone to pursue it.

Also for groups or companies
Musical Forest Bath are proposed for a minimum of 12 persons, organized ant tailored just for you. You can contact us for further information !

Marches to the 4 Seasons

In order to increase seasonality, by offering these walks all year round, the theme of Musical Forest Baths has been adapted according to the seasons and the expected benefits. The summer walks will thus be placed under the sign of energy, both musical and natural, and will have an energizing virtue.

Provide suitable equipment and walking shoes.

PRICE – 40 € / Accessible from our ticket office
Information on 03 44 40 28 99