About the Film

Promotional video

Alchemy of the Forest is a documentary on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku also known as Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy. The primary goal of Shinrin-Yoku is to support the wellness and health of participants through guided immersive experiences in forests and other naturally healing environments and to help them reconnect with nature and the more-than-human world. Forest Bathing sessions are gentle walks with a guide providing instructions – referred to as invitations – for sensory opening activities along the way.

There is a ton of research done on the subject, our aim is to focus on the emotional and mental benefits of the practice.