Shinrin Yoku: Guided Forest Therapy Walks

Saturday April 22

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12:30 PM  –  3:30 PM

Instructors: Martha O’Grady and Charlie Yuill 

Sat., Apr. 22 | 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

$30 members | $35 nonmembers 

Meet in front of Phipps Welcome Center, Walk in Schenley Park 

Come join Forest Awakenings for a relaxing nature retreat shaped by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. Over three mindful hours, we will slow down and connect with the More Than Human World in a deeper, more intimate way. Following a research-based process, we’ll get in touch with our bodies and our place in the living fabric of life. Our walk will conclude with a gratitude offering and open-hearted sharing over tea brewed from local plants. For more information, visit 

Instructor Bios:

Martha O’Grady became certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy as a forest therapy guide to share her deep connection to our living, breathing planet. By helping people fall in love with the more than human world, she strives to inspire conservation while easing stress and anxiety.  Martha's long-standing meditation practice has taken her to sacred sites worldwide.  When not out exploring, she works as a writer and producer.  

Charlie Yuill’s pathway to becoming a certified forest guide began in his youth as part of a family, often in the wilds on travels.  His educational background includes geology, landscape architecture, and environmental planning and design. As a faculty member of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design at West Virginia University, Charlie’s work has focused on education and tending to aspects of the natural world.  His current professional activities focus primarily on the landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains.