Testimonials

What clients have to say…

Thanks to John’s exceptional guidance I now have a broader perspective of my relationship with nature.

Lori S, Brewster, NY

A lovely place and charming way to spend the morning. You will leave with a deeper connection with the natural beauty around you.

A.P., NYC

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!

Britt Westfall, NJ

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.

Maura, NY

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!!!

DG, Stone Ridge, NY

What an amazing experience! A great mini getaway from the busy city life. John was super welcoming and informative! Would definitely do this again!

Julie, Yonkers NY

If you want to discover, try something new or realign with whom you are, try forest therapy. John is an outstanding life coach. He combines the senses and nature for self-discovery. Coach John is inspirational, humble, and sees coaching as art and a discipline. He takes excellent care of the group through the walk and at the end, he had tea and snacks for us! Who does that and he played the flute. Forest therapy is a good ending or beginning for the week. Thank you, John.

MB, Hudson Valley, NY

John created and held a space where I could open up, be creative, silly, conceptual, sad, excited, etc. He moved me into the nuts and bolts of what truly mattered to me and he got me out of the unproductive loops running in my mind. From there, we explored possibilities and I was able to create action items and challenge myself while he held me accountable. It worked. I got tangible results in creating some marketing items for my business and he helped me remain present and centered when I was feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities and while I was distracted with difficult emotions.

J.W., Professional Coach

John has this subtle humor at times which is hysterical once you catch it.  Really a fun person to work with!!!  This guy has class!

G.R., Poughkeepsie, NY

What a fun guide!  Thanks for making me feel comfortable since I did not know anyone.  I had a blast!!!

Ronnie, Garrison NY

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.

James Young, Bronx Professor

What I love best about my coaching sessions with John is that he really LISTENS to me.  I am not used to that and it is so refreshing.  John takes an active interest in my success and it shows!

Sean, Brooklyn NY