About Us

In an everyday life that can feel very hectic, demanding and with many competing expectations Our Connecting Ways is born from a wish to help each one of us find our own way to slow down and reconnect with ourselves, our bodies and the rest of nature.

We recognise that the path to increased wellbeing for ourselves, our communities and the planet calls for a collective effort, and thus we always welcome new collaborations and partnerships.

Marta Pichardo Medina

Founder, certified forest bathing guide and forest therapy practitioner

Marta is a forest bathing guide and forest therapy practitioner certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and the Forest Therapy Institute, and she has led groups in forest bathing in both Denmark and the UK.

Originally from Nicaragua and Denmark, and now based in Oxford. She has a background in public policy development and administration, and came to forest bathing by experiencing first-hand the benefits of being in nature in the process of recovery from a longstanding concussion.

Marta is certified in Outdoor first aid and Mental Health first Aid, always carries a first aid kit on the walks, and has public and professional liability insurance.

Marta still has strong ties with her two home countries. A percentage of the earnings are donated to environment and forest conservation in Nicaragua, and in Denmark she is engaged in forest bathing and nature connection projects within the concussion community.