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Nadine Mazzola

Nadine Mazzola

Nadine is founder and director of New England Nature and Forest Therapy Consulting and a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Trainer and Mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). She also coordinates the practicum and heads up Trail Certification for the ANFT. Her training includes special knowledge in guiding people of all ages in Shinrin Yoku, "Forest Bathing," Walks and the body of scientific knowledge demonstrating the benefits of spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. As a cancer survivor, practicing good self-care is Nadine's most important guiding principle for herself. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer us through her own personal wellness journey. 

Nadine has a business and marketing background and  was formerly a world professional pocket billiards player competing on the Women's Professional Billiard Tour.  Also an artist, she facilitates Expressive Arts classes often incorporating elements of forest therapy throughout. She works with a wide variety of populations including the corporate business world, wellness professionals, people affected by cancer, students, special needs and seniors. A Massachusetts native who loves spending time wandering and exploring in nature, she is joyous to be sharing Forest Bathing and creating environments for Forest Therapy. Nadine is available for consulting, private or group Forest Bathing workshops and speaking engagements.
Forest Bathing with your Dog - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Forest Bathing with your Dog - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Jul 18, 2020 | 05:30 P.M. - 07:30 P.M.

2 Taylor Rd, Acton, MA 01720, USA

Learn how to do Forest Bathing invitations with your dog. Your dog will even be your guide! Hate to leave your dog behind? Me too, so I've developed my own way of bringing these two things together combining my experience as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and a dog owner. Spending time in nature with my dog and Shinrin Yoku are two of my favorite things to do. Using our senses to slow down and bring us to the present moment is the way of a Shinrin Yoku walk. So often our walks can be something we have to get done, rushed or full of conversation on our phones. Instead, learn how to make part of your walk a time to slow down, connect and release the stress in the Shinrin Yoku way. Even make it part of a mindfulness practice. Yes, even with your dog! Proof of rabies vaccination in the form of a town license tag or documentation from a veterinarian is required to participate. Limited to 8 owners and their dogs. Nadine is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Her training includes special knowledge in guiding people of all ages in Shinrin Yoku, "Forest Bathing," Walks and the body of scientific knowledge demonstrating the benefits of spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. As a cancer survivor, practicing good self-care is Nadine's most important guiding principle for herself. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer us through her own personal wellness journey. A Massachusetts native who loves spending time wandering and exploring in nature, she is joyous to be sharing Forest Bathing with the community and creating environments for Forest Therapy.
Full Moon Forest Bathing Walk - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Full Moon Forest Bathing Walk - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Aug 02, 2020 | 06:45 P.M. - 08:45 P.M.

2 Taylor Rd, Acton, MA 01720, USA

Join certified nature and forest therapy guide and author, Nadine Mazzola, for an unforgettable full moon experience. Nadine will lead you through invitations: sensory and interactive experiences to reap the healing gifts of nature. Relax deeply, raise your mood, immune system, and sense of coherency. Reconnect with the earth’s beauty and wisdom. This 2 hour experience is not hike, rather it is a series of invitations with options for wandering or just sitting. The evening ends with a tea ceremony and a snack. Peel the layers of stress away and support healing by experiencing the medicine of nature. Materials Needed – Please bring a snack and water or a thermos with a hot drink. Wear comfortable clothing and good shoes for walking on easy trails. If the evening is cool you should also dress to stay warm! I suggest you bring one more layer than you think you will need. We will be moving at a leisurely pace and in the shade so temperatures may be cooler than you expect. Register via Action Recreation Department website (Type title of event in search box to bring up. If you have problems registering, please email me using the contact page)
Forest Bathing with your Dog - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Forest Bathing with your Dog - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Aug 15, 2020 | 05:30 P.M. - 07:30 P.M.

2 Taylor Rd, Acton, MA 01720, USA

Learn how to do Forest Bathing invitations with your dog. Your dog will even be your guide! Hate to leave your dog behind? Me too, so I've developed my own way of bringing these two things together combining my experience as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and a dog owner. Spending time in nature with my dog and Shinrin Yoku are two of my favorite things to do. Using our senses to slow down and bring us to the present moment is the way of a Shinrin Yoku walk. So often our walks can be something we have to get done, rushed or full of conversation on our phones. Instead, learn how to make part of your walk a time to slow down, connect and release the stress in the Shinrin Yoku way. Even make it part of a mindfulness practice. Yes, even with your dog! Proof of rabies vaccination in the form of a town license tag or documentation from a veterinarian is required to participate. Limited to 8 owners and their dogs. Nadine is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Her training includes special knowledge in guiding people of all ages in Shinrin Yoku, "Forest Bathing," Walks and the body of scientific knowledge demonstrating the benefits of spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. As a cancer survivor, practicing good self-care is Nadine's most important guiding principle for herself. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer us through her own personal wellness journey. A Massachusetts native who loves spending time wandering and exploring in nature, she is joyous to be sharing Forest Bathing with the community and creating environments for Forest Therapy.
Full Moon Forest Bathing Walk - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Full Moon Forest Bathing Walk - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Sep 02, 2020 | 06:45 P.M. - 08:45 P.M.

2 Taylor Rd, Acton, MA 01720, USA

Join certified nature and forest therapy guide and author, Nadine Mazzola, for an unforgettable full moon experience. Nadine will lead you through invitations: sensory and interactive experiences to reap the healing gifts of nature. Relax deeply, raise your mood, immune system, and sense of coherency. Reconnect with the earth’s beauty and wisdom. This 2 hour experience is not hike, rather it is a series of invitations with options for wandering or just sitting. The evening ends with a tea ceremony and a snack. Peel the layers of stress away and support healing by experiencing the medicine of nature. Materials Needed – Please bring a snack and water or a thermos with a hot drink. Wear comfortable clothing and good shoes for walking on easy trails. If the evening is cool you should also dress to stay warm! I suggest you bring one more layer than you think you will need. We will be moving at a leisurely pace and in the shade so temperatures may be cooler than you expect. Register via Action Recreation Department website (Type title of event in search box to bring up. If you have problems registering, please email me using the contact page)
Forest Bathing with your Dog - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Forest Bathing with your Dog - NARA Park - Acton, MA

Oct 10, 2020 | 05:30 P.M. - 07:30 P.M.

2 Taylor Rd, Acton, MA 01720, USA

Learn how to do Forest Bathing invitations with your dog. Your dog will even be your guide! Hate to leave your dog behind? Me too, so I've developed my own way of bringing these two things together combining my experience as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and a dog owner. Spending time in nature with my dog and Shinrin Yoku are two of my favorite things to do. Using our senses to slow down and bring us to the present moment is the way of a Shinrin Yoku walk. So often our walks can be something we have to get done, rushed or full of conversation on our phones. Instead, learn how to make part of your walk a time to slow down, connect and release the stress in the Shinrin Yoku way. Even make it part of a mindfulness practice. Yes, even with your dog! Proof of rabies vaccination in the form of a town license tag or documentation from a veterinarian is required to participate. Limited to 8 owners and their dogs. Nadine is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Her training includes special knowledge in guiding people of all ages in Shinrin Yoku, "Forest Bathing," Walks and the body of scientific knowledge demonstrating the benefits of spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. As a cancer survivor, practicing good self-care is Nadine's most important guiding principle for herself. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer us through her own personal wellness journey. A Massachusetts native who loves spending time wandering and exploring in nature, she is joyous to be sharing Forest Bathing with the community and creating environments for Forest Therapy.

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