Mindful Walking – Shinrin Yoku

Class Info

Mindful Walking is a modality of the Japanese art of Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing, which is a way of being in the present moment with each new step.  It allows us to remember how it feels to arrive at each moment, where we always belonged.  Each of your steps as an expression of calm, joy, and resilience. By being present with nature we reconnect with a sense of peace and happiness which is what we are.

“Not knowing the name of the tree,
I stood in the flood of its sweet scent.”
-Matsuo Basho-

Some of the benefits of Nature Therapy are:

        • Improvement of weaken immunity.
        • Increased relaxation of the body due to increased activity in the parasympathetic nervous system.
        • Reduce stress of the body.
        • Reduction in blood pressure after only 15 minutes of forest therapy.
        • Reduce feelings of stress and general sense of wellbeing.

Meet at the pond in Morningside Park at 113th St. (please wear a mask and keep social distancing)

Mindful Walking is a collaboration between Friends of Morningside Park and Mindful Harlem.

Friends of Morningside Park is a volunteer organization founded in 1981 dedicated to the park’s revitalization including through collaborative programming such as this. Learn more at http://morningsidepark.org

Mindful Harlem is a non-profit community center founded in 2014 dedicated to bringing the practice of meditation to the Harlem community.


Adrian Bueno

Co-Founder • Board President • Instructor

Adrian is the co- founder and guidance teacher of Mindful Harlem and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). He has been practicing Mindfulness and Insight Meditation for many years; a practice which has been a deep transformative experience for him and for the people around him.

Adrian and his family are deeply rooted in Harlem and love the diverse and wholesome community they live in. He is honored to have the opportunity to practice, learn and grow every week with the MH family. For him Meditation, Insight and Mindfulness are the means to a path towards liberation of the mind. He sees Practice, Self-Knowledge and Community as the pillars of wisdom and an awakened society; where empathy, compassion and understanding towards us and others are the components for a wholesome life.

Class Schedule

1st Wednesdays 9 AM

Suggested Donation

$5 | $10 | $15
No one will be turned away.