Nature Immersion Spa Experience

Switch on your senses and connect with the natural world

Head into the wild with Helena Skoog, an expert in forest bathing (Shinrin-Yoku), for a transformational experience at South Lodge that connects you to the natural world and the energy of the shifting seasons. Enjoy a weekend taking in the Sussex countryside both through our nature immersion experience and your time in the spa overlooking the South Downs. Learn the traditional Japanese awareness meditation of forest bathing, proven to be a profound antidote to anxiety, depression, fear and tension, all whilst enjoying the comfort and exceptional service of a weekend stay at South Lodge.

Want to see and hear a bit more from Helena Skoog? Watch Helena share her passion here

Our next seasonal nature immersion date:

Saturday 19th October 2024
Autumntime - Be dazzled by the change of colour, falling leaves and crunching of leaves before them underfoot. The many varieties of fungi bursting into life, the damp and smell of composting leaves and the lower gaze of the sun, as our days start to shorten.

Your Nature Immersion Spa Experience:
Arrive at the spa to enjoy a relaxed start to your day with tea, coffee and water.
11am Join us for a morning wellbeing session of Qigong and breath work led by Helena, the founder of Forest Bathing Sussex. This will help balance your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, which calms the mind and reduces the stress of our everyday busy lives.
1pm A light two course lunch or serving platters will then be served in Botanica, our Mediterranean inspired restaurant where head chef Jonathan Spiers draws on the South Downs as a larder for fresh and seasonal ingredients, to create a plethora of dishes, including many stand-out plant-based dishes. You'll also have a mind and body boosting tincture of your choice, taking the best of nature's powerful ingredients to complement how you are feeling on the day.
2.30pm After lunch it will be time to head outside for a guided forest walk. Helena will facilitate and enable an immersive experience, whereby the forest languages of renewal, growth, change and impermanence will become your experiential second nature. Each season the experience will differ, as you see new life sprouting in Spring, the fullness of blooms and heavy trees in the summer season and a shift to renewal as autumn sets in with the changing of colour, fungi growth and the crunching of leaves.
4.30pm As your nature experience concludes, there will be plenty of time for relaxing in the award-winning spa complete with sauna and steam rooms, infinity pool, outdoor vitality pool and wild swimming pool. You can then enjoy dinner at your leisure in one of our restaurants* before retiring to bed for a great night's sleep or heading off home if you're joining us for the day.
The morning after Wake up feeling refreshed and more connected to the natural world, making time for of breakfast in Camellia restaurant or a perhaps indulge in a lie in and have brunch in Botanica, before making the most of the relaxing and restorative spa facilities for the rest of the day, or maybe you will head back outside into nature for some more forest bathing at your leisure.

*Additional costs apply and vary based on restaurant choice

Single occupancy from £615 per room
Double and twin occupancy from £815 per room
Psst! Want to experience more than one season? Get 10% off when booking two, or 15% of when booking three - saving up to £366! Call us to book. 

Fancy just joining in for the day?
Nature Immersion Spa Day Experience includes full day experience starting at 10am, with refreshments, morning wellness activity, lunch, afternoon wellness activity and use of the spa until close
£210 per person
Call to book Nature Immersion Spa Day 01403 892235

Please note, this experience may not suitable for those with health conditions, please contact us for further information.

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Nature Immersion Spa Experience

  • Lunch, Bed & Brunch
  • Two activity sessions
  • Spa access

Terms and conditions

Full pre-payment 
Single, twin and double occupancy available
Bedroom category subject to availability
All additional services such as drinks, dinner, treatments and room service to be settled on departure
Please note, this experience may not be suitable for those with health conditions, please contact us for further information