Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

Youmin Yap

Certified Guide Since

Youmin is Southeast Asia's pioneer certified nature and forest therapy guide. Based in Singapore, she is also a trained yoga nidra facilitator. She founded Xiu Nature Connections with the intention to ignite the importance of deep restorative rest for mental, physical and emotional well-being, especially for urban dwellers. Adopting the practices of nature therapy and yoga nidra, she empowers individuals, groups and organisations to rise up as well-rested and connected leaders. In her practice, Youmin has also collaborated with resorts and wellness centres to offer the modalities for general well-being.Her work has been shared at the International Forest Therapy Days 2018 conference in Finland, the Therapeutic Horticulture Seminar 2018 in Singapore, and the upcoming International Forest Therapy Conference 2019 in California.

Youmin holds a B.SC. and M.SC. in life sciences from the National University of Singapore, and a postgraduate diploma in education from the National Institute of Education Singapore.


Customised and curated forest therapy programmes and workshops for:

  • Businesses and executives
  • Corporate events
  • Schools and camps
  • Families and couples
  • Community intervention and support groups
  • Individuals

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