We invite you to join our local area meetups to experience forest therapy for yourself and allow yourself some time for self-care in the company of others. Besides forest therapy walks we’ll have the occasional hike or even a picnic if enough are interested!
Hudson Valley – such an extensive area! We focus on Garrison/Cold Spring/Beacon areas since they are easy to reach by Metro North trains from the city and we frequently branch out to Westchester and areas north as well as across the river as far up as Woodstock if there is interest.
New York City area – there are so many parks in and around the city that are perfect for forest therapy work.
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A lovely place and charming way to spend the morning. You will leave with a deeper connection with the natural beauty around you.
Very well-run event. Our guide John was personable, knowledgeable and experienced. We had a blast and made several new friends. I thought I knew Central Park but this Meetup Experience opened a whole new side of the park to me. Highly recommend!
I wasn’t at all sure what to expect today. I am so happy I attended. We had a great group of people and the venue was perfect. Our guide, John was very organized, kind and informative. I left the walk feeling both relaxed AND invigorated. After a few reflective “invitations” from John and the forest, we ended with a lovely tea and chat session.
John has such a calming demeanor and brings such warmth and soul to his forest therapy programs. I highly recommend spending this guided time in nature if you’re feeling burnt out and disconnected from nature. The world would be such a better place if more people took the time to get back to nature and mindfulness in this way!
Through John’s guidance, I reconnected with a part of me and with nature that I had long forgotten as a person who lives amongst buildings, cars and trains. I found my childish wonder return, and my desire to feel more present and connected in the trees as well as after I returned home. It seems to me that John is a skillful facilitator that helped me connect more with my natural environments as well as connect more with myself.
During his forest therapy meetup, I shared that I was feeling depressed and lonely. When the event was over John took his time packing up his gear and just sat with me. I said I knew he had a two-hour commute home and did not have to and he just chuckled that he was fine where he was. Later I asked for some advice and he said something about me being the better qualified person to answer and offered me a free coaching session under the trees. Wow, I don’t know much about coaching but it reall…
What a fun guide! Thanks for making me feel comfortable since I did not know anyone. I had a blast!!!
Lovely experience. Our host John provided a supportive atmosphere to calm and relax and appreciate our time together and the nettle tea was wonderful!
I have participated in a lot of meditation retreats over many years, so when I saw this experience being offered, I jumped at the chance. I’d heard of Japanese Forest Bathing/Therapy, but never done it and didn’t quite know what to expect. For me, it was even better than I’d imagined. I feel like I’ve so far only touched the surface of the gorgeous abundance of the forest as it meets the power of an aware, receptive mind. Thank you!!!
What an amazing experience! A great mini getaway from the busy city life. John was super welcoming and informative! Would definitely do this again!