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Nature Immersion Spa Experience • South Lodge
October 21, 2023
Head into the wild with Helena Skoog, an expert in forest bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) at The Spa at South Lodge. This weekend experience in the Sussex countryside provides guests with the opportunity to learn about the traditional Japanese awareness meditation of forest bathing, a profound antidote to anxiety, depression, fear, and tension, all whilst enjoying the comfort and exceptional service at South Lodge. Guests will arrive for a morning wellbeing session of Qi-gong and breath work, followed by a light lunch served in Botanica, a Mediterranean inspired restaurant drawing on the South Downs as a larder for fresh and seasonal ingredients to create a plethora of plant-based dishes.
Arrive for a morning wellbeing session of Qigong and breath work led by Helena, the founder of Forest Bathing Sussex, in the serene surroundings of our holistic studio. A light lunch will then be served in Botanica, South Lodge’s Mediterranean inspired restaurant where head chef Jonathan Spiers draws on the South Downs as a larder for fresh and seasonal ingredients to create a plethora of plant-based dishes.
After lunch it will be time to head outside for a simple forest walk, Helena will facilitate and enable an immersive experience, whereby the forest languages of renewal, growth, change and impermanence will become your experiential second nature. As the nature experiences conclude there will be plenty of time for relaxing in the award-winning spa complete with sauna and steam rooms, infinity pool, outdoor vitality pool and wild swimming pool.
Enjoy dinner at leisure before retiring to bed for a great night’s sleep. Wake up refreshed and enjoy a spot of breakfast in the Camellia restaurant or a perhaps brunch in Botanica before making the most of the relaxing and restorative spa facilities for the rest of the day, or maybe you will head back outside into nature for some more forest bathing at your leisure.