Friday 10th July 10am - 12.30pm

£30 per person


Join us to explore & notice the forest as she bursts with midsummer life. Bathe in the healing power of nature & all her beauty, set intentions, take time to relax & release any stresses. Find inspiration from the woodland to handcrafted a simple & beautiful soap dish.


This collaboration between The Chiltern Sound Spa and Where Inspiration Blooms is sure to slow down an overactive mind, and reintroduce a sense of calm to your life after a very stressful time for us all.


Forest bathing, also know as shinrin-yoku, was developed in Japan and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Clinical testing and research have demonstrated the physical and immunological benefits of contact with nature, and shinrin-yoku is like a bridge that opens our senses, and spans the gap between us and the natural world.


During our mindfulness walk, we will take time to connect with the woodland around us, and plant our intentions for the months ahead. You will be encouraged to pick some leaves, grasses or flowers whilst connecting with the life and energy of the woodland. Following the forest bathing session, we will go back to our workshop space and use these foraged items to imprint designs into our individual handmade soapdishes. Each soapdish will be glazed by Caroline, and will be ready to be collected in a couple of weeks time. 


This event will go ahead no matter rain or shine, so please dress in suitable warm outdoor clothes that may get dirty. Gardening clothes and wellies!


All materials will be provided and no previous experience is necessary at all.


The Where Inspiration Blooms Wellbeing Festival

We set up Where Inspiration Blooms two years ago as a space for people to learn something new in an inspiring natural environment. When your mind and hands are focused on learning a new craft, it can allow you to feel a state of flow, which has similar stress relieving properties to practising mindfulness, meditating or being in nature (something we have both felt has been incredibly helpful during this time). We believe that craft, nature and gentle wellbeing activities have a huge role to play in helping us all to move forward from the lockdown period and in this festival we hope you will find something which appeals to you.


Safety & Security

During these times of social distancing please rest assured that we are taking all the recommended steps to ensure maximum safety.  For the duration of our Wellbeing Festival all our workshops are taking place in a very large conference room inside our next-door neighbours main building at Chartridge Lodge Hotel. 


The room is huge, has high ceilings, plenty of windows and will allow us to set up tables 2 metres apart from each other. We know the government guidelines have reduced the 2 metre rule but it is so important to us that everyone feels safe and comfortable, especially with our festival being all about inspiring people to do things to enhance and support their wellbeing. We strongly believe that maintaining the 2-metre distance is the right thing to do. We will also be putting in place many other safety measures.

We will be asking all of our guests to come into the building wearing masks, which they can remove once they are inside the room and we will be providing hand sanitisers on each work station and when you enter the building.  A full list of all the bits we are doing will be sent out to you on an email a couple of days before the workshop.


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We very much look forward to welcoming you to The Barn.




Forest Bathing & Pottery Morning - Festival

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