Join Jersey Heritage for some serious quality down time amongst the Island's heritage landscape.


Over the past year our need for a deeper appreciation and connection with nature has never been more apparent. The health benefits of getting outside and immersing ourselves in the natural environment is well documented. Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by nature, our blood pressure drops, heart rate slows and stress levels come down – spending quality time, deepening our connection with nature, is good for all of us.

Nature and Forest Therapy sessions.

Connect with, and experience the incredible healing effects of our natural environment under the calming guidance of Shinrin-Yoku and nature therapy practitioner, Amanda Bond. This is an evidence-based practice with many health benefits including a greater sense of wellbeing, more vitality and a sense of meaning in life...as well as stress reduction, lowered BP, reduction in HR variability, lessens brain fog, increases clarity and focus. It also engenders care for the environment. Just some of the known benefits. Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is the practice of spending time amongst trees for better health, happiness and a sense of calm.

A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, Shinrin-Yoku is a way to reconnect with nature and our senses to bridge the gap between us and the natural world. Each session will take place in a different site of special natural, or spiritual interest across the island Each session is completed with a tea and cake ceremony. This is an important part of the process, a time to sit and reflect on your experience and to make the transition back into daily life and responsibilities.

Jersey Heritage Members, Corporate Members and Patrons & Benefactors can add Promotion Code JHMEMBER at checkout to receive a £5 discount. Look for the blue text Promotion Code on your checkout to apply the discount. You will need to bring your Membership card (corporate card or Patron card) with you on the day.

Book online here.

COST PER PERSON

£20 (additional booking fees are charged by EventBrite)

SESSIONS - 9am to 12 noon

Saturday 22 May - Hamptonne Country Life Museum

Saturday 26 June - La Hougue Bie

Saturday 24 July - Elizabeth Castle

Saturday 21 August - Hamptonne Country Life Museum

 

Dawn and Even Song Sessions

Experience the dawn of a new day or the peaceful end of the day with birdsong at La Hougue Bie - a truly magical experience. Over the past year with less air travel and a quieter life, the birds have taken centre stage, we’ve begun to notice and appreciate them more than ever before. The Dawn Chorus and Even Song sessions are a way of reconnecting with nature and appreciating our feathery friends.

As the day begins or ends join Alli and Neil of Birding Tours - Jersey' to identify the bird song amidst the beautiful surroundings of this site of historical and archaeological importance.

If you are joining us for the dawn session, stay and enjoy the sunrise from the chapel footpath and witness a truly memorable moment! Don’t forget to bring a picnic breakfast to enjoy under a canopy of trees before the site opens to the public.

Jersey Heritage Members, Corporate Members and Patrons & Benefactors can add Promotion Code JHMEMBER at checkout to receive a £5 discount. Look for the blue text Promotion Code on your checkout to apply the discount. You will need to bring your Membership card (corporate card or Patron card) with you on the day.

Book online here.

 

COST PER PERSON

£10 (additional booking fees are charged by EventBrite)

SESSIONS

All sessions take place at La Hougue Bie.

Morning SOng

Sunday 16 May - 4.30am to 6am

Sunday 13 June - 4am to 5.30am

Sunday 11 July - 4.30am to 6am

Even Song

Sunday 8 August - 7.30pm to 9pm

Sunday 12 September - 7.30pm to 9pm