What is Shinrin-yoku?

The term "Shinrin-yoku" derives from Japan and can be roughly defined as: making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest. Often times referred to as forest bathing or nature therapy, it is a practice that describes a broad group of techniques or treatments to use nature to improve mental and physical health. Shinrin-yoku has been documented to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness.

Join me for my next event!

In 2021, I received certification as a Nature Therapy Practitioner, Professional Level, to understand how I could effectively integrate two powerful healing modalities: mindfulness meditation and nature immersion. I currently offer guided mindful nature immersion experiences through Mindful Astoria and Outerthere, upcoming event details are provided below. Events incorporate guided walking, standing and seated meditations in an outdoor setting to help awaken the senses to the surrounding environment and develop a deeper bond with nature. 


I look forward to sharing these practices with you!

  • Urban Forest Bathing in Astoria (ongoing)
    Sun, Jul 10
    Rainey Park, Astoria, Queens
    Jul 10, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Rainey Park, Astoria, Queens, Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11106, USA
  • Hike & Awareness Meditation in Collaboration With DMsadhana
    Aug 21, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Tuxedo Park, NY, 116 Old Forge Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, USA
  • Hike & Awareness Meditation in Collaboration With DMsadhana
    Nov 06, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    New Haven, CT, 1134 Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA