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ABOUT
CATCH A BREATH

Vision and Mission

Create unhurried spaces for the community to deepen their connection with nature, with others, and with themselves through curated nature immersion experiences and breathwork workshops:

+ Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy: guided nature connection activities

+ Functional and Therapeutic Breathwork: Guided Beginners and Signature breathwork classes

+ Integrate nature connection into everyday life

+ Promote individual, social, and environmental change

+ Enhance individual, social, and community health and well-being

+ Promote the transformative practice of forest bathing and breathwork through education, experiences and empowerment

Educate, Experience, Empower

To EDUCATE my clients on what breathwork is along with the benefits of supporting the nervous system and emotional health

 

To curate EXPERIENCES where my clients will be inspired to see the value and power that the breath holds through practical and experiential classes

 

To EMPOWER my clients with a variety of different breathing techniques that they can weave into their everyday 

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BREATH IS THE FINEST GIFT OF NATURE. BE GRATEFUL FOR THIS WONDERFUL GIFT – AMIT RAY

Welcome!

My name is Carmen, founder of Catch A Breath

Carmen Chow is the founder of Catch A Breath based in Hong Kong. She is a certified Forest Bathing Guide/Forest Therapy Practitioner and Certified Functional and Therapeutic Breath Instructor.

Her passion is to walk alongside her client's journey to health and well-being by discovering and experiencing the profound benefits of connecting with nature and harnessing the power of the breath through breathwork. She specializes in nervous system regulation and emotional healing.

Her practice is based on the Calm. Clear. Connect Method, a framework made up of a variety of therapeutic breathing techniques designed to

  • CALM down and regulate your nervous system

  • CLEAR stress from your body

  • Connect you back to your heart

​Come and experience the synergy of forest therapy and breathwork, and leave every session feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and deeply connected to yourself and the natural world.

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In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. –Alice Walker

Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin-Yoku, is a Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature by mindfully using all five senses. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath”. So Shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere or taking in the forest through our senses.

The BENEFITS of Forest Bathing are based on scientific research:

+ Strengthen the immune system

+ Maintain cardiovascular health

+ Strengthened social relationships

+ Contributes to mental health: reduction  of stress, depressive symptoms, and anxiety

+ Monoterpenes emitted by trees act as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent

+ Green and blue spaces such as  the forest, waterfalls, and coastal areas are rich in Negative Ions, proven to improve asthma and break down pollutants

+ Human feelings of “awe” - boost creativity and focus

Please Note: Forest Bathing is a well-being practice and is not to replace the consultation of professionals to your specific needs and  health condition. 

"A Forest Bathing Guide offers nature connection activities structured in a carefully designed sequence that aims to create experiences that enhance nature connectedness and strengthen social relationships, boosting the therapeutic and restorative effects of nature for health and well-being"- Forest Therapy Hub

The BENEFITS of walking with a guide:

+ The guide sets the pace that is effective for forest bathing

+ Takes the stress out of planning and finding a route, and ensures the safety of the walk

+ Offers a supportive, non-judgemental safe space for participants to share their experiences and be listened to

+ Helps participants grow in their personal connection with nature by sharing  ways to integrate the practice into their daily lives

What is the Role of the Forest Bathing Guide?

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What is the Difference Between Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy?

Forest Therapy Practitioners learn specific skills and techniques to use nature as a therapeutic tool to support individuals with specific needs. While Forest Bathing is a nature-based practice aimed at reducing stress and promoting overall well-being, a Forest Therapy intervention operates on deeper levels to promote healing and is led by a Practitioner trained to work with nature as a therapeutic partner.

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Leave No Trace

At Catch a Breath we follow The Forest Code (Woodland Trust) on each of our session. This means we: 

 

Protect and respect wildlife, plants and trees at all times

Guard against all risk of fire

 

Take littler home

 

Do not disturb or leave anything behind to harm the environment

 

Take only memories away. 

Do not pick living plants or walk on paths where one might damage or destroy the environment


Make no unnecessary noise

Please be aware of other visitors

The Forest is for everyone 

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