Zen by the sea
Meditation tourism is becoming increasingly popular as more people seek work-life balance and time spent in nature. To cater to this trend, Busan offers the Ocean Healing Program to residents and visitors.
Since 2021, the Ocean Healing Program has provided participants with restorative experiences along the city's beaches and rivers. People can choose from Nordic walking, sunset Pilates, singing meditation, and beach yoga.
The healing classes will take place every Saturday and Sunday until June 25 at various waterfront locations throughout the city. Each class lasts about an hour and costs 10,000 won per person. Any equipment needed for a class, such as Nordic walking poles, a singing bowl or a yoga mat, will be available on-site.
To register, visit the program's official booking page (부산해양치유.kr). Advanced reservations are recommended, although walk-in participation may be available depending on space.
The city plans to continue the program from Sep. 2 to Oct. 29.