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Larchmont, NY, USA
Cindy Olsen is a certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC. She is passionate about sharing the powerful physical and mental benefits of nature and mindfulness with others.
Copiague, NY, USA
I am a certified forest therapy guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, and a certified Master Naturalist through Quality Parks. I'm also a certified life coach since 2002. Partnering with the forest is a wild heart experience for my clients and for me.
Sharon Lohse, RN, MSN, Masters Bioethics, Horticultural Therapist, Certified Forest Therapy Guide
Montgomery Township, NJ, USA
The forest is "For-Rest" - That is my guiding thought when I lead walks in Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. I am a retired Mastered prepared psychiatric nurse with certificates in Mindfulness, Horticultural Therapy and Forest therapy. Nature is the therapist - I open the door.
Somerville, MA, USA
Libby is a certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and keeps up an active learning practice. She recently completed coursework in Metta: Lovingkindness, Happiness in the Workplace, and Storytelling for Leaders. She lives in Somerville with her husband and two dogs.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
I believe the practice of Forest Bathing can deepen & broaden relationships by supporting health & healing for all beings. I hold space for folks to come together to share & bear witness in community with the natural or more-than-human world in a way that supports our remembering that we are nature.
Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a Washington, DC author and certified nature and forest therapy guide who leads forest bathing walks, field trips and tree tours for the Audubon Naturalist Society, the United States Botanic Garden, the Smithsonian Associates, the Maryland Native Plant Society, etc.
Washington, D.C., USA
Kelly Brown is guide of a bustling, inquisitive, nature-loving, and socially active group of students. A second life path under construction for Kelly comes in the field of Nature and Forest Therapy, one that matches well with his life and work at Butler Montessori School.
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON, Canada
With a passion for photography, especially landscapes, Ted has a great love for the outdoors. It was Ted's enthusiasm for nature and the wilderness that influenced his decision to become a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Ted is available to guide walks in the Ontario area and beyond. He looks forward to partnering with you on a Forest Bathing walk soon.
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Traverse City, MI, USA
Douglas Jones, Ph.D. is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. He is regularly guiding walks at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Frick Park in Pittsburgh, Walker Park in Sewickley, and Knob Hill Community Park in Marshall Township. And, in the summer of 2021, he will also be guiding walks in the Good Harbor Bay/LIttle Traverse Lake area of Leelanau County, Michigan! He looks forward to partnering with you and nature on a Forest Bathing walk soon.
Dr. Yoshi Newman
Greenville, NC, USA
I’m an Educational Psychologist certified in Emotional Intelligence & Nature and Forest Therapy. I lead people on walks through the forest and provide invitations that are an opportunity for them to connect with nature in a way that very few people have.
Martha (Mattie) Miller Decker, Ed.D.
Bat Cave, NC, USA
Flat Rock, NC USA
Dr. Mattie Decker is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT), an educator and a writer. Mattie is also a mindfulness teacher, a Zen practictioner, an Episcopal oblate, and a retired professor of education. She is certified in wilderness medicine and first aid. Mattie likes to share this saying from her forest bathing mentors: “The forest is the therapist. The guide opens the door."
Huntington, IN, USA
As a certified Forest Therapy Guide, mother and lover of the Divine in all, Christy has found herself in the forests of the world, falling in love at every turn. In those forests she found her voice, her commitments to herself and the world, and her love, strengthened.
Roswell, GA, USA
Since childhood I've had a love of animals & an enjoyment of spending time outdoors. This led me to my work as an environmental & outdoor educator on Long Island, New York. This work afforded me the opportunity to spend time in nature on a routine basis, something that many people don't get to do!
Phyllis Abramson, RN, PhD.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Ellijay, GA, USA
Phyllis accompanies groups on walks through various natural settings in Georgia. As a registered nurse, a certified Forest Bathing guide and a marriage and family therapist, Abramson appreciates the role of Forest Bathing as an important complement to any health practice, including her own.
Niceville, FL, USA
As a guide trained by ANFT, I will lead you in an ecotherapy experience. Shinrin yoku is designed to improve your connection to self and to the more than human world. This nature immersion has many wellness benefits including, stress reduction and mood enhancement.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Motz Studios is a Minneapolis-based wellness provider of evidence-based therapeutic forest immersion walks. David Motzenbecker, Founder & Principal, is an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Trail Certification Consultant, and licensed Landscape Architect with nearly 20 years of design experience.
Tucson, AZ, USA
As a certified forest therapy guide, mind-body movement educator & public health advocate I have devoted countless hours of training: exploring health, nature connection, embodied movement & yoga, kinesiology, anatomy & neurology. The earth is my ally, nature is my playground, and my body a compass.
Rhana Kozak PhD
Encinitas, CA, USA
Rhana’s entrepreneurial journey is multi-faceted with the human and Nature connection at the center of each endeavor. Beginning in the 1980’s with her floral boutique, herbal healing, aromatherapy educator and dowsing, unfolding into an award-winning holistic spa, business sustainability educator, business mentor, and since 2015 naturalist, forest therapy guide and applied eco-psychology practitioner.
Rochester, WA, USA
Seth MacNeely, certified Nature Therapy Guide, is available to lead walks for your organization or business - if your workplace is dealing with heightened stress, needs to build connection between its members, or is looking to enhance creativity, forest therapy will help,you,out.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ben Page is a Forest Bathing Guide, global advocate for the practice and the author of the soon to be released Healing Trees: A Pocket Guide to Forest Bathing. He is the founder of Shinrin Yoku LA and Integral Forest Bathing and has been guiding Forest Bathing walks since 2015.