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Healience Seonmaeul (Zen Village)

Healience Seonmaeul
(Zen Village)
힐리언스 선마을


Walking is enjoyable in Seonmaeul. It is fun to walk on winding paths and go up and down the hills that preserve the topography. Seonmaeul was established by the enlightenment of the founder, a natural medicine scientist, when he saw a tranquil and wide valley in the middle of a forest. Seonmaeul is located on a 250m-high hill on Jongjasan in Hongcheon. It is good to take a walk in the Seonmaeul on the path from the lodge to the cafeteria. There is no need to exercise if you walk along a hill after having a healthy meal made with natural ingredients. An easy stroll continues while you are participating in programs like yoga or relaxing in a carbon spa.
Breathing deeply while you’re climbing a hill is natural medicine to strengthen your heart and legs and to stabilize autonomic nerves. This is why Seonmaeul, which provides programs to prevent and treat a number of modern diseases by experts, suggests walking as the first tool to fix lifestyle diseases, which deteriorate the quality of life and can be chronic if the proper treatment time is missed. The secret of healthy longevity isn’t that far away.

Healing effect from intended discomfort

The lodge in Seonmaeul has a big, clean window. Instead of TVs and computers, you can hear the sounds of nature through the window from the mountain and clear sky. There is the blessing of the sun in the morning, and brilliance of stars at night. Instead of watching TV or talking on a mobile phone, you can meditate and have time to sit absent-mindedly and think. With discomfort by removing conveniences, the five senses of your body are excited so that you can be moved only with the feeling of the ground under your feet or the scent of a flower at the tip of your nose. Going trekking with a professional guide, lowering your body under the forest’s energy, doing meditation lying down, which is as sweet as a restful nap, and trying to sleep by relying on darkness instead of lights with electromagnetic waves present you with true relaxation from hectic days.

Develop proper basic habits with healing programs

The establishment goal of Seonmaeul is aging well. In order to accomplish this, lifestyle diseases that jeopardize the lives of modern people, including diabetes and high blood pressure, should be treated. Smoking, drinking, insomnia, stress, and a hostile mind are causes of the lifestyle diseases. Against this backdrop, Seonmaeul helps people to establish proper basic habits based on programs developed with three principles, which are “scientific, easy to follow, and enjoyable.” For a more concrete experience, the rest stay program is recommended. This program features basic accommodations, meals, contemporary Hanbok (Korean costumes), free use of additional facilities including carbonated spring and bedrock bathing, as well as daily programs which are different every day. By practicing daily programs with the main theme of trekking, exercising, meditation, and nutrition lectures four right habits to cure lifestyle disease can be experienced.

The first right habit is about diet. In the nutrition lectures participants can think about what and how to eat to prevent diseases and improve health conditions. On top of the theory class, you can learn tips to practice, for example, changing the order of eating like having high-fiber snacks an hour before meals and eating a dessert first for meals. You can learn by experience that you can decrease the portion of an entrée if you have a balanced meal with mild-tasting side dishes. More than that, you can learn the 30/30/30 tip: eat 30 kinds of foods for 30 minutes by chewing 30 times. The second is about exercise. Under the guidance of professional instructors, you can learn healthy exercise practices for daily lives irrespective of location, including stretching in the morning, stair climbing, and walking for 30 minutes more than two times a day.

The third one is about mind. You can learn how to manage stress and build right habits for the mind in order to tame the soul including practicing more than one meditation every day, appreciating small things, breathing deeply more than three times when angry, and calming down by reading a book once a week. The last one is about life rhythm. You can learn and practice methods for sleeping, foot baths and lower-body bathing in order to maintain the best condition during everyday life. The one-night, two-day healing program includes a well-organized schedule to learn and practice the four right life habits.

Seonmal Ssup Market

On the second and the fourth weeks every month, Seonmal Ssup Market is held in Cheon-jiin plaza, the landmark of Seonmaeul. In the open market set against green grass and charming flowers you can find smart, healthy food as well as quality handcrafted art pieces which are recognized by Seonmaeul.


  • +82-1588-9983
  • Operating time is subject to change depending on programs
  • Reservations are mandatory
  • Dr.Lee Si Hyung's High Life 720,000 won(two nights, three days),
    Mind studying of Jin Yong Il 500,000 won(two nights, three days),
    Todak Todak Healing Cinema 250,000 won(one nights, two days),
  • Minors are require parental guidance
  • 122 Jongjasan-gil, Seomyeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
  • www.healience.co.kr

The above information is valid as of Dec. 31, 2017