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Park Springs Park -Burns Arboretum/Natural Trail

Park Springs Park -Burns Arboretum/Natural Trail

Dec 09, 2022 | 02:00 P.M. - 04:00 P.M.

300 Northwest 10th Street
Bentonville, AR, USA

Come meander among the many State Champion trees and the year round spring in this fantastic, historic park. While located right in the middle of town, you feel like you've entered a beautiful forested world. The walk will be approx. 2 hrs. We will only travel around 1/4 mile. If there are any mobility concerns please contact me. I can accommodate just about any situation. We will meander the trails at Park Springs while getting connected with nature through our senses.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Dec 10, 2022 | 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

440 Montauk Hwy
Great River, NY 11739, USA

Join certified forest therapy guide, Linda Lombardo of Wild Heart Nature Connection, on a walk at Bayard Cutting Arboretum to reconnect with the natural world around us. We’ll slow down, wander and notice what most of the world simply walks past; the beauty of nature in any season. We’ll do some grounding, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. These walks are always slow and easy-going, not a hike; not a tour of plants or collections. Walk length: 120 minutes; please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking outdoors. Bring whatever else you require to feel comfortable. Organic bug spray only, please. Limited to 16 participants. Ages 18 and up. Fee: $40 per person. If you have an Empire Pass, parking is free. Otherwise, it's $8 per car per NY State.

The Beach

The Beach

Dec 10, 2022 | 09:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Sea Road, Littlehampton, UK

You're invited to join me for an introduction to Nature Therapy on the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The session is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing). We'll journey together into the senses to connect with the natural world that is all around us. We'll start near The Beach (the new café opening up on East Beach, Littlehampton) and journey together along the beach, opening up our senses and our hearts to what the natural world wants to offer us in that moment. We do this through a series of invitations - consciously named as there is no right or wrong way to take what is offered to you. Whilst described as a walk - in truth we may travel no more than a quarter of a mile. Sessions are done at a relaxed pace and are open to all. They will take place on the beach - as it is a combination of shingle and sand, sensible footwear is recommended!

Center for Environmental Education and Discovery

Center for Environmental Education and Discovery

Dec 11, 2022 | 02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

287 South Country Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719, USA

Join Linda Lombardo, forest therapy guide and Erika L. Haberkorn, Sound Healer, for a 3-hour mini retreat at the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED) in Brookhaven, NY on Long Island. Bring a yoga mat, please. We'll invite the four directions and their elements (air, water, fire and earth) to help presence and align our energies. We'll walk the trails at CEED and end with a sound bath behind the old Washington Lodge, now CEED's home. As the air cools and the shadows grow longer, we hope to have a bonfire to warm our bones and souls. Link to register: https://form.jotform.com/222964663684166 - Please inquire at 631-803-6780, or info@ceedli.org for any questions or if you wish to pay cash at the event.

Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Dec 14, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

127 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, New York 11050, USA

Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s, each unique forest bathing walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. This is a walk at the beautiful Sands Point Preserve. From 10 am to 12 pm. We'll walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and may even wander to the beach, depending on the tides. According to Linda, “Take this time to be present, lower the stress you may be experiencing, and connect with nature, which naturally boosts your immune system.” Dress for outdoor weather. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please, if you choose to bring some. Spaces are limited, for adults 18+, pre-registration is recommended, or walk-in, as long as there's room. Admission Members: $35 per person Non-Members: $40 per person Includes parking. Pre-register online or call 516.304.5076.

North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

Dec 17, 2022 | 01:00 P.M. - 04:00 P.M.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC, USA

Join a certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing 2.5-hour stroll through the forest on the peaceful Arboretum grounds. Through a series of invitations, you’ll have the opportunity to be present in the moment, deepening your connection with nature and community, and enjoying the many gifts nature has to offer. Your guide will share mindfulness practices designed to connect you more deeply to your inner landscapes, as well as the world around you. Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of immersing oneself in a forest environment, a forest bathing walk invites you to spend time in nature in a way that invites healing for ourselves, our fraught ecosystems, and our community. It is true nature therapy! Want to reserve a different date? Custom times for private groups are available daily pending property availability. Please reach out to 828-407-0711 or visit our website to inquire about your desired date/time.

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Dec 17, 2022 | 10:30 A.M. - 01:30 P.M.

Bear Valley Visitor Center 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA

During this walk, we will contemplate the coming Winter Solstice and the stillness of the season. We will walk about a mile on and off a mostly level trail and spend some time sitting and walking under the forest canopy. There are up to 6 wide low steps that need to be negotiated on the trail. Please bring a light pack with water, warm layers, and rain gear. Weather conditions and temperature in the park can change quickly and you want to be able to stay warm during times of stillness in the forest. We might be walking on wet grass or on a somewhat muddy trail. Please wear shoes that will keep your feet protected from the elements. I will bring small foam pads to sit on the forest floor, or you can bring a small stool to sit more comfortably. A tea ceremony with light snacks at the end of the walk will complete our time together! Please register before December 14 at the link below! I hope you can join us in the forest!

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Dec 18, 2022 | 11:30 A.M. - 01:00 P.M.

224-65 76th Avenue
Oakland Gardens, NY, USA

Winter Solstice Walk at Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens, NY. This begins a time of rest and deep reflection, a time to wipe the slate clean and clear out the old so you can anticipate Spring feeling ready to grow. It is a time for the medicine of story, of fire, of nourishment and love. Winter is actually kind as she points us in her quiet, soft way towards our inner selves, reminding us the everything is connected. Winter takes away the distractions, the noise and presents us with the perfect time to rest and withdraw, bringing fire & light to our hearth and hearts. While most walks end with a ceremonial tea, this walk could end a bit differently with a hot elderberry cacao, something ancient and warming inside and out. ​Ages: Adults | $20 per person

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Dec 18, 2022 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY, USA

This is a 12-month VIRTUAL experience with Forest Therapy. Come once. Come every month, or when you can. Each month will offer seasonal invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Forest Therapy isn't just a walk; it isn't just a hike. In fact, it’s not a hike at all. It's a deep experience with nature in community with others. It is a practice. You notice things you normally wouldn't notice and receive the benefit of a guide who can introduce you to experiences you wouldn’t consider on your own. A guide doesn’t talk about the plants, trees, and life around you as a naturalist might; although sometimes, they do. As a Master Naturalist, I know the names of the trees and plants, for the most part. Yet, it’s not about their names. It’s about knowing them in a very different way. A guide offers invitations. The invitations that are presented in a forest therapy walk open the senses, slow us down and get us ready to receive what the forest, preserve, park or arboretum, has to offer. The tea ceremony at the end of every walk further strengthens community with something foraged that day or could-have-been-foraged locally. Could you do this on your own? Perhaps. Will you? Probably not. It’s why I felt the urge to create this 12-month experience for you. With all the benefits of being led by a guide, maybe the question you're asking is why would a guide offer you 12 Months of Virtual Forest Therapy that you can do on your own? Well, it isn’t an ‘either or’. It’s a ‘both and’. While a guide and a community deepens the experience, this is a practice that, when done regularly, even on your own, changes you. This event takes you through 12 walks, designed month by month, considering the seasons and the spiritual essence of what being in nature means. You can start anywhere and just keep going. Activities are called invitations because you get to choose how you use them, or even if you use them. Find the invitations you love; discard the ones you don’t. When you attend a guided walk, see what the guide offers as invitations and incorporate them. May the forest be with all of us, as a beautiful, regenerative example of how life sustains itself. The natural world needs us as much as we need it! Linda

Remotely Guided - Via Zoom

Remotely Guided - Via Zoom

Dec 18, 2022 | 02:00 P.M. - 03:30 P.M.

Littlehampton, UK

Join me for a remotely guided nature therapy session. We'll journey together into the senses to experience the natural world. You can join from anywhere - your garden, a local park, a woodland, a beach or even your living room. All you need is a view of the natural world (even if that is through a window). I'll be guiding you from the banks of the River Arun in West Sussex, UK - helping to connect you to the nature that is in and around you.

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