True Nature: forest bathing X women's circle

31 Mar 2019 
Sunday, 8:15am - 11:30am
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd Tanglin

True Nature: forest bathing X women's circle

Event Description

"Reimagine productivity. It is not exhaustion, It is not grinding yourself like a machine. You are not a machine. Rest." - The Nap Ministry

Hi Sisters,

Welcome back to our True Nature series, all about re-connections and gentle self-care. Join us in this tranquil exploration of our true nature, through nature.

In this first installation for 2019, we bring to you Forest Bathing X Women's Circle - 'Rest'.

As we approach the beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2019, let us rise up and live it in a rest-full manner. Let's take stock of our first quarter - are you giving so much of your self that your being and your rest have become secondary? Are you thriving or 'just fine'?

Rest, like air and food, are crucial for our sustenance and our nourishment. Let's permit ourselves to rest. 

In this gathering, we begin with guided forest bathing, taking you on a gentle and slow immersion in nature. Accessible to all, forest bathing awakens your senses and gently guides you into a space of be-ing and presence. We invite you to take your place in the circle as we gather and connect over what matters deeply to us. Through evocative journaling, contemplation and authentic conversation, we will practise giving and receiving the gift of holding space for ourselves and each other. Emerging from this refuge of authenticity and simplicity, we hope you are nourished, rest-ed and continue to give to the world the best of you.


  • Slow down and relax. Feel your self soften as your stresses and tensions melt away.
  • Experience authentic and heart-felt connections to other women.
  • Re-connect with nature, discovering the gentle awe and wonder this world gifts to you.
  • Be supported and witnessed.
  • Emerging with a strong back and a soft heart. 

Fees include lights snacks and tea.


Youmin is a certified nature and forest therapy guide and a yoga nidra facilitator. A pioneer in Singapore and the Southeast Asia, she is passionate about sharing deep restorative rest for well-being, especially for stressed out and disconnected city dwellers. In this frantic world we live in, she believes that we need to go into the 'rest space' to find ourselves, we need to slow down in a practical manner, and then, we can thrive sustainably. Working with individuals, groups and organisations, Youmin's intention is to support them to rise up as well-rested leaders. She has also guided and taught at overseas workshops and retreats including Finland, Bangkok and Chiang Rai. Her work has also been shared at international and local conferences, as well as publications. She is the founder of Xiu Nature Connections and is an active contributor of the Shinrin-yoku 森林浴 Forest Bathing - Singapore community. 

Desiree is a practising psychologist who believes that wellness in not all in the mind, but very much also in the body and soul. Did you know that the word 'psychology' comes from the Greek words that translate as 'the study of the soul'? In pursuit of a deeper understanding of this study, Desiree completed a life-changing 200-hour yoga teacher training in Hatha yoga with Emily Kuser and her international faculty. Since then, Desiree has continued to deepen her personal and professional yoga journey, which included a Yin Yoga teacher training at Hom Yoga with Leigh Khoo and Floydd Wood. The journey she experienced with these teachers truly shook things up and awakened a desire to share the gifts that have been illuminated. She is grateful for the opportunity to share this journey in the peaceful, light-filled space of Yoga in Common, and thrilled to have now found a natural partnership with Xiu Nature Connections. Desiree's intention is clear - to hold space for the journey back to Self. 


Xiu Nature Connections and the Being With Practice come together in this crossover project to bring to you a tranquil self-care experience. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

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Contact Details & Event Location
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd Tanglin

Contact Details & Event Location
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd Tanglin
$88.12 - $154.74