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Bathing the mind and body in our beautiful, green spaces is at the heart of Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy; it's not about how far you walk; it's about how well you take in all that's around you as you walk, or stand or sit in nature. Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing is known to create transcendent experiences; reducing stress and increasing the immune system along with other healthy physical and mental responses. This group is for anyone who wants to experience that connection with nature because you already love nature. Linda Lombardo, the group's creator, is a certified Forest Therapy guide; adding to her 15+ years of life coaching. Saying yes to walks; yes to awakening. Saying yes to peace and yes to community.

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Forest Therapy at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River

Bayard Cutting Arboretum


Monthly walks at Bayard Cutting Arboretum! Bayard Cutting Arboretum is one of Long Island's treasures and a beautiful place to explore year round. Forest Therapy is an 'all-seasons' wellness practice and where better to reconnect to nature than this gorgeous arboretum! The walks are always different and in different parts of the arboretum. We may explore the gardens or stay on the outskirts with the trees. $35 per person with 50% of the proceeds going to Bayard Cutting Arboretum's Natural Heritage fund. RSVP is required. On-season, there is an $8 parking fee. If you have an Empire pass, you can waive the fee at the new kiosk in the parking area. Please reserve your spot here: http://www.liforestwalks.com/store/p1/One_Forest_Therapy_Experience_(Public_Walks).html

Monthly Forest Therapy Walks at Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Monthly Forest Therapy Walks led by certified guide Linda Lombardo. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s, each unique walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. Walks conclude with a peaceful tea ceremony. Registration is required and is now open for all dates. $35 for Sands Point members; $40 for non-members. Ages 16 and up, please. Bring your essentials: bug spray, water, dress appropriately for outdoors. 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York[masked]http://sandspointpreserveconservancy.org/events/forest-therapy-walk/

Monthly Meetup

Gardiner County Park

Scheduled as a monthly Meetup. We'll meet at the picnic area just off the parking lot. Time to meet new members and chat about our love of nature as we walk the trails. I'll answer any questions about Forest Therapy/Forest Bathing, too and do an invitation or two for some experience. Dress appropriately for outdoors and buggy times, when appropriate. Bring insect repellent. Bring water.

Forest Therapy Walk at C.E.E.D. in Brookhaven

Washington Lodge

The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery in Brookhaven (C.E.E.D.) is an ongoing project to build a comprehensive nature center on Long Island. I'm delighted to partner with them to bring more people and resources to bring this dream to fruition! Saturday, April 6th marks the first Forest Therapy walk at C.E.E.D. In the photo for this event, you see the sense room created specifically for "Pleasures of Presence", one of the opening invitations at any certified forest therapy walk. We may experience some light rain at the start, with the skies expected to break into sunshine within the first 30 minutes. I plan to bring some wild cherry bark tea and snacks for the ending tea ceremony. Requested gratitude offering is $35 with a share of the proceeds going to C.E.E.D. C.E.E.D. is located at the old Washington Lodge, 287 South Country Rd Brookhaven NY 11719. Pre-registration is required unless you reach out to me, so I know you plan to pay at the event. This is mostly about tea cups and snacks but also so I don't turn anyone away since the event is limited to 18 people. Ages 16 , please.

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Monthly Meetup

Gardiner County Park

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