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Roy Ringel

Gaithersburg, MD, USA

I've created a heart-centered vocation as a Forest Therapy Guide and Embodied Awareness Coach in order to fully integrate my livelihood with my spiritual practice. It seems clear that this kind of integration is what's needed for us to re-story, and so perhaps even heal, our living world.  

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Melanie Choukas-Bradley

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.
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Kelly Brown

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.
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Holly Merker

Downingtown, PA, USA

Based in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Holly is passionate about connecting people to nature for the benefits to overall wellbeing. Forest Bathing with Birds is just one of the ways she guides people of all ages into deeper connections with nature as a Forest Therapy Guide (ANFT)

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Mette Gleason

Reading, PA, USA

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Douglas Jones

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Traverse City, MI, USA

Douglas Jones, Ph.D. is an ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide. He is regularly guiding walks in and around Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Frick Park, and Walker Park. A Psychologist who spent his youth Up North in Michigan, he also guides walks in Leelanau County, Michigan.

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Barbara Schock

Oakdale, PA, USA

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William Schomburg

Princeton, NJ, USA
Bretton Woods, NH

Over the years, I have come to realize the energy, influence, and wonder that reconnecting to the natural world can bring to all people. The benefits of the Japanese practice known as Shinrin Yoku or forest bathing are physical, emotional, and spiritual.

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Sharon Lohse

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.
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Elaine "Sky" Schenkel

Summit, NJ, USA

Sky is a life-long lover of the woods, former yoga teacher, artist, poet and outdoor enthusiast who is certified as a Forest Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. 

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Cindy Olsen

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.
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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.

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Linda Lombardo

Copiague, NY, USA

A certified forest therapy guide through the Association of ​Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, ​and a  Master Naturalist through Quality Parks, I'm also a  life coach. Partnering ​with the forest is a wild heart experience for my clients and for me. ​

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Maura Smotrich

Greenwich, CT, USA

Experiencing the natural world has been an ever-present facet of my life, and my former career seamlessly contributes to becoming a certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide. I hope to share the many benefits of this universal wellness practice with you through my guiding practice in CT, NY or NJ.

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Teresa Bobko, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Certified Wilderness First Aid

Northford, CT, USA

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Caitlin Williams

Charlotte, NC, USA

Caitlin is a trainer with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, as well as a consultant and contributor to the RxOutside: Nature Led ™ Approach to child development. She holds many certifications including Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Wildlife Tracker and Permaculture Design.

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Beth Montgomery

Oakville, ON, Canada

A certified Forest Therapy Guide, Restorative Yoga Teacher, and Personal Journeying Coach Beth has the credentialing and passion for sharing these powerful practices. She brings an inspired balance of educational theory and personal enthusiasm to her students, mostly she holds space amd opens doors.

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Niel Halbig

Oakville, ON, Canada

Niel has always had a lifelong love of the outdoors that has offered insight, perspective, and curiosity. He is continually amazed by the experience of walking with clients on their journeys, and is humbled by finding that in the forest nothing needs fixing, everything is just as it is meant to be. 

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Todd Lynch

Williamsburg, MA, USA

I am a Forest Bathing Guide in Western Massachusetts and I lead Forest Bathing walks for individuals, families, and groups as well as schools and non-profits. I also offer Forest Bathing and Ecological Art making workshops for children and adults in addition to plant identification walks.

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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. 

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