Meet your guide…

Linda Lombardo

Linda Lombardo

It's been five years and 200+ walks since I was certified as forest therapy guide through the Association of ​Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). Each walk feels new and astonishing to me! I'm also a Master Naturalist through Quality Parks on Long Island, NY. I became 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, who 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, and GRACE CHASERS, offering programs for personal and professional empowerment along the East coast. I'm also a 20+ year 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. 

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Feb 04, 2023 | 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 and warm clothing for walking outdoors. Limited to 16 participants. Ages 18 and up. Fee: $40 per person.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Feb 19, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Mar 18, 2023 | 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. 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.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Mar 19, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Apr 22, 2023 | 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. Some will be provided. 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.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Apr 23, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

May 20, 2023 | 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

This is a family walk at Sands Point Preserve. Forest Bathing 'invitations' will include all family members, adults and children, as we create a closer relationship with Nature. 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. We'll walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and may even wander to the beach, depending on the tides. Dress for outdoor weather. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Admission Adults Members: $35 per person, children are admitted for free. Adult Non-Members: $40 per person, and $5 admission for each child. Includes parking. Pre-register online or call 516.304.5076.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

May 21, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Jun 17, 2023 | 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. Some will be provided. 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.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Jun 18, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Jul 16, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Jul 21, 2023 | 06:00 P.M. - 07:30 P.M.

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

An evening walk at Sands Point Preserve! 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 6-7:30 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. Some will be provided. 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.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Aug 19, 2023 | 09:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.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 9:30 -11:30 am to accommodate the hotter summer weather. 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. Some will be provided. 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.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Aug 20, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Sep 13, 2023 | 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

A weekday walk at Sands Point Preserve! 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 on a weekday, 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. Some will be provided. 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.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Sep 17, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Oct 15, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Oct 21, 2023 | 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. Some will be provided. 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.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Nov 18, 2023 | 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. Some will be provided. 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.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Nov 19, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Dec 16, 2023 | 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. Some will be provided. 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.
THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE - ENJOYED FROM YOUR OWN HOME

Dec 17, 2023 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

1111 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 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 & monthly invitations and ways to connect or reconnect with Nature. Each month offers ways to create that deeper connection with wisdom about forest bathing. We're building a community with lots of sharing even though we're doing this from the comfort of our homes. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. If you are subscribed to my Substack Writers Page, this is a free virtual gathering. Otherwise, it's $10 per session. Here's how to subscribe to Substack: https://wildheartnatureconnection.substack.com/

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