I became a certified Forest Therapy guide because I feel really passionate about helping people reconnect with nature in a meaningful, and very personal way. I grew up on a farm, and as a kid, went into the woods to play and explore. I love guiding visitors on a mindful walk through this amazing urban forest where they will experience nature from a meditative perspective, using all their senses…
Forest Bathing, which was inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and carefully observing with all our senses, we begin to notice incredible connections to the forest that may have eluded us for our whole lives. On our walk, I will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding…
Bring a hat and wear good shoes. The terrain is mostly flat
Herbal tea and cookies Bug spray
Appropriate clothes depending on weather, a hat is recommended
We will meet at the corner of 108th Street and Central Park West, and walk from there to the Great Hill, a beautiful meadow with public bathrooms. From there we will slowly make our way down to the Pond, a gorgeous body of water, to rest and reflect.