[Canceled] Virtual Guided Forest Therapy Walk

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Wednesday May 5

9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Instructors: Martha O’Grady and Charlie Yuill

Wed., May 5 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$35 members | $40 nonmembers

Presented as a live virtual event through Zoom

Forest Awakenings offers remote guided forest therapy walks, which help people cultivate deeper relationships with the natural world. Following a research-based process developed by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, Martha O’Grady and Charlie Yuill provide a 3-hour session via Zoom which allows participants to engage from the safety of their homes, yards or natural setting of their choice. Participants need a well-charged cell phone, tablet, laptop or other mobile device. Headphones are recommended in public spaces. 

About the Instructors

Martha O’Grady became certified by ANFT as a forest guide to share her sense of kinship with the natural world. When we develop personal relationships with the more-than-human world, she believes, we naturally seek to preserve and protect the living fabric of our world. Martha has a long-standing meditation practice and has helped lead retreats and Days of Mindfulness throughout the region. When not out exploring state or national parks, Martha works as an entrepreneur writing and producing videos and events.  

Charlie Yuill’s pathway to becoming a certified forest guide began with his youth as part of a family that was 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.