Meet your guide…

Linda Lombardo

Linda Lombardo

I am a certified forest therapy guide through the Association of ​Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT), ​and a certified Master Naturalist through Quality Parks on Long Island, NY. I was the first certified Forest Therapy guide on Long Island, NY, back in 2017 when not too many people knew what forest therapy was. I quickly built relationships with local arboretums and preserves, which recognized that what I offered was different than what they could offer to the public.  I drew on years of leadership expertise, becoming the official Forest Therapy Guide for organizations like TENWOMENSTRONG, and FULL SPAN LEADERSHIP, offering programs for personal and professional empowerment along the East coast. I'm also a certified life coach through the Coaches Training Institute (2001). Partnering ​with the forest to support my coaching clients is wild heart experience for them and for me.  Listen to my interview about forest therapy with ONE, the Organization of Nature Evolutionaries: ​https://www.natureevolutionaries.com/teleseminars-1/2019/9/15/forest-walk

In addition to forest bathing experiences, I offer private individual coaching and coaching walks, organizational and group forest bathing walks, Tree Wisdom card readings, Let Nature Come to You for those who cannot get to Nature, gift certificates and I'm a wedding officiant for those who'd like a ceremony in Nature. 

Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve

Dec 12, 2021 | 01:00 P.M. - 02:00 P.M.

23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935, USA

Join certified forest therapy guide, Linda Lombardo of Wild Heart Nature Connection, on a 60 minutes meditative Forest Bathing walk, on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, this unique Autumn walk inspires mindful connections with all the natural elements of Downs Farm Preserve for a range of healthful benefits. Come prepared for outdoor walking. Dress warm. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. Please note that the restrooms are closed for the season. The local CVS or McDonalds can accommodate. All precautions for COVID will be taken, including social distancing. 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.” Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required. Limited to 12 participants. Adults only. Non-refundable Materials Fee: $8 To register, please contact Taralynn Reynolds at treynolds@eastendenvironment.org or call 631.765.6450. Once this walk is posted, please follow the registration link here, if that's easier.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Dec 18, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

Take a meditative Forest Bathing walk, 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. All precautions for COVID-19 will be taken, including social distancing and face masks when near others. 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.” Spaces are limited, for adults 18+, and pre-registration is required.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Jan 02, 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 as Winter begins. 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: 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the weather and temperature; please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking outdoors. Bring whatever else you require to feel comfortable. We practice physical distancing and the regulations of the location. If you are not vaccinated, and cannot keep a 6’ distance, please wear a mask. Limited to 16 participants. Ages 18 and up. Fee: $40 per person. As of December 1, there is no fee for parking.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Jan 15, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

Take a meditative Winter Forest Bathing walk, 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. All precautions for COVID-19 will be taken, including physical distancing. 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 Winter weather. Walks will be 90-120 minutes depending on the temperature and other weather factors outdoors. Spaces are limited, for adults 18+, and pre-registration is required.
Alley Pond Environmental Center

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Jan 23, 2022 | 01:00 P.M. - 02:30 P.M.

224-65 76th Ave, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364, USA

Take a 75-90 minutes meditative Winter Forest Bathing walk, led by certified guide Linda Lombardo. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, this unique walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. All precautions for COVID-19 will be taken, including social distancing. 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.” Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required. Limited to 12 participants. Adults only Fee: $24 718-229-4000 or visit www.alleypond.org
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Feb 05, 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 as Winter begins. 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: 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the weather and temperature; please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking outdoors. Bring whatever else you require to feel comfortable. We practice physical distancing and the regulations of the location. If you are not vaccinated, and cannot keep a 6’ distance, please wear a mask. Limited to 16 participants. Ages 18 and up. Fee: $40 per person. As of December 1, there is no fee for parking.

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