Do you know what sylvotherapy is? Forest therapy is commonly practiced in Japan (lucky the cuddly trees!) and it has ended up being trendy in our countries, so I had to try it out!
It’s in Wangenbourg, in one of my favorite forests in Alsace – wild and quick to access from Strasbourg – that I have an appointment with Laetitia Redel from Naturez-soi on a beautiful afternoon. Let’s go for 3 hours in a small group (10 people maximum) in a program called “Live your deep nature”.
As a busy city dweller, it is always a pleasure for me to go for a walk in nature, but this time it was something more profound that awaited me.
Although I am initiated to holistic methods, I must admit that at the beginning, it is necessary to show a certain letting go, without prejudice on “the illuminated ones of the forest”; it is the first phase of immersion in the session!
Then very quickly, we start to live the moment, get caught up in the game and accept the ten or so invitations that Laetitia offers us; I won’t spoil too much, but you will indeed have the opportunity to walk barefoot, discover the species of trees, connect with them, embrace them, meditate, respectfully activate your 5 senses.
It is quite surprising how naturally things happened, in complete confidence with our guide who is a true professional in sylvotherapy, reiki (energies), naturopathy, aromatherapy, whose advice she distils harmoniously.
The session ends with a convivial moment to anchor this beautiful experience in our memories; I will never walk in the forest like before! And you, ready for a plant ballet?
- The deep and especially long-lasting well-being that the session brings
I liked less
- The flexibility of organization is necessary depending on the weather, but that’s nature!
My photos of the sylvotherapy session
Rates and schedules
From 25€ for the above mentioned formula. Find the agenda and prices here.
You have to count:
- 40km (40min) from Strasbourg
- 86km (1h15) from Colmar
- 130km (1h30) from Mulhouse