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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

May 04, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

May 11, 2024 | 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. We may walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and 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 walking outdoors on trails and stone paths. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Some will be provided. Spaces are limited, for adults 16+, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins welcome, 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.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Jun 01, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Jun 14, 2024 | 06:00 P.M. - 07:30 P.M.

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

Join us for a beautiful 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. We may walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and 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 walking outdoors on trails and stone paths. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Some will be provided. Spaces are limited, for adults 16+, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins welcome, 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.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Jul 13, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Jul 14, 2024 | 09:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

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

Note the earlier start for this walk, please! 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. We may walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and 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 walking outdoors on trails and stone paths. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Some will be provided. Spaces are limited, for adults 16+, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins welcome, 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.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Aug 10, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Sep 07, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Sep 14, 2024 | 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. We may walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and 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 walking outdoors on trails and stone paths. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Some will be provided. Spaces are limited, for adults 16+, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins welcome, 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.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Oct 05, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Oct 06, 2024 | 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

A Sunday 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. We may walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and 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 walking outdoors on trails and stone paths. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Some will be provided. Spaces are limited, for adults 16+, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins welcome, 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.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Nov 02, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Nov 09, 2024 | 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. We may walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and 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 walking outdoors on trails and stone paths. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Some will be provided. Spaces are limited, for adults 16+, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins welcome, 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.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Dec 07, 2024 | 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 the beautiful 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 and all its worlds within worlds. We’ll do some presencing, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together. Invitations are always changing based on the seasons, the weather and the forest bathers. 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 clothing suitable for walking on paths and grass. Limited to 18 participants. Ages 16 and up. Fee: $40 per person. Some of the net proceeds help support the arboretum's Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point Preserve

Dec 14, 2024 | 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. We may walk the woodland trails, spend time at the pond and 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 walking outdoors on trails and stone paths. Closed shoes are recommended. Organic bug spray only, please. Some will be provided. Spaces are limited, for adults 16+, pre-registration is recommended, walk-ins welcome, 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.

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