Urnatur ForestBathRetreat 2019

1 – 2 June
13 – 14 July
7 – 8 September

Welcome to our unique forestbathretreats at Urnatur’s beautiful surroundings

Welcome for two days of rest and enjoyment in the woods. Here you can let go of everyday thoughts and stress and let your souls senses have a bathe in the forest. That’s what we at Urnatur call “forestbath” – Japanese call it Shinrin-Yoku.

Here the body can relax and recover in the most beautiful of forest environments. Through guided invitations you will experience the forest with all your senses. In addition to the fact that the woods are good for resting from a stressful everyday life (it reduces your heart rate and blood pressure), you will learn about the trees of the forest, try our forestqigong, join our forest community with like-minded people, lie in a hammock, watch the clouds and feel good.

The price is 2900, – SEK per person and includes VAT, excluding food and accommodation.

Preliminary time schedule
optional we also plan for a cosy campfire for the first night and a morning activity before breakfast day 2 …

day 1 day 2
10:00 – 16:00 10:00 – 16:00
we meet at Urnaturs parking at 10.00 am

The retreat is mostly located at Renemolund, an nearby property, 5 min car / bike distance or 10 min walking distance from Urnatur.

You can book our forest retreats with or without accommodation.
We recommend of course that you also book your accommodation at Urnatur so you get the most out of your time here.

We can offer two different types of accommodation:

Accommodation at Urnatur (nature night- can be booked here)
Full board with breakfast buffet in the tin castle, dinner cooked by yourself over the open fire in the outdoor kitchen, located close to the lake. Sleep in the woods in Urnatur’s handmade cabins or tree houses – without electricity. If you freeze, you make a fire in the stove, when it turns dark you light a lantern. Bedded beds and towels are provided. There are several urine separating toilets and three showers at the bathhouse in the woods. Power outlets and internet / wifi access are available in the tin castle down at the lake. Read more about our nature nights.
Check the date of the retreat, go to the “book” tab – “nature nights” on the website, select the number of people you want to book and tap> “search”. The available cabins will be shown as well as the price.

tent in Renemolund
From 2019 we also offer the opportunity to camp (or why not sleep in a hammock) on Renemolund as a low budget option. You have access to a small kitchen, water and toilet. Low standard.
Price: 150, – SEK / p and night, payable on site at the start of the retreat.
When booking, indicate if you want to stay in Renemolund. Bring your own tent and food.

– If you book the retreat without overnight stay at Urnatur or overnight stay at Renemolund, bring your own lunch both days.
– If you book a nature night at Urnatur, you will have bring lunch for day 1.
On day 2 you can make a lunch at Urnatur’s breakfast buffet or in the Urnatur outdoor kitchen.

We arrange herbal tea from the forest for “fika”.

Urnatur is located in the Holaved forests outside Ödeshög in the south of Östergötland region, about six miles from Jönköping in the south and Linköping in the north. It takes two to three hours by car from Gothenburg, Stockholm or Malmö. The bus is the best way to get here if you do not bring your own car. Buses leave Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm with Flixbus, staying in Ödeshög /Rasta. Alternatively Flixbus, Netbuss or the train (SJ) to Mjölby and from there local bus with Östgötatrafiken to “Ödeshög torg”.

From the bus stop it is about 6 km to Urnatur. You can possibly walk (if you do not have too much packing)  or we can pick you up there. It may also be possible to coordinate the journey to Ödeshög with other participants.


Åsa Ottosson is a natural health consultant, journalist and author. She has published three books on nature and health, holds lectures, courses and workshops on the subject. Åsa is a meditation and qigong instructor. For three weeks in Japan, she experienced shinrin-yoku in place and had the privilege of interviewing leading Japanese researchers and forest bath guides. Åsa loves blueberries, campfires and to sleep outside.
Ulrika Krynitz is a forest biologist, herbalist, designer, forest owner, forest lover and owner of Urnatur. We people here in the Nordic countries still have a close relationship with the forest. Why is it? Come and be fascinated by the beauty, diversity and calm of the forest.

Bring comfortable and warm clothes for forest meditation and qigong. Rainwear to pull over. Good shoes for bad weather as well as sneakers, barefoot shoes or the like.

The Retreat is mainly conducted in English in case we also have foreign participants.
Young people are welcome from the age of 15.
Warmly welcome!

Book the forest retreat here
NOTE: Enter the date of course start in the calendar for the correct course to be booked.

Ulrika Krynitz
0144-102 34, 073-370 26 87 info@urnatur.se
Åsa Ottosson
070-610 33 31, asa@ottossonochottosson.se