Certified Forest Therapy Guide
Tai Chi/Qi Gong sub instructor
NSW National Parks licensed eco pass operator
Mayumi Kataoka is a Sydney based nature photographer & Certified Forest Therapy Guide (Certified by Japan Forest Therapy Society - Japan) and Tai Chi/Qi Gong sub instructor.
Over the past 10 years the path of Mayumi's "trees & nature" photography has led her to a new career as a "Forest Therapy Guide" where she offers therapeutic & mindfulness nature walks to a range of people and community.
"I really believe that nature already knew the reason as to why I have been so involved with tree photography.
During this period, nature has been talking to me through a multitude of experiences, sights, sounds, touch and the scent of the forest. She has taught me so much and I believe she chose me for this new career, for which I am so grateful.
I am excited to be able to share the wonderful journey of Shinrin-yoku with you "
The four Eucalyptus leaves in Logo represents the Kanji character for "Kokoro 心 " in Japanese. "Kokoro" means "Mind/Heart" and this is the concept of my work.
The green background represents "Forest/Nature" where your mind & heart belongs.
With those two elements together, Forest Minds aims at connecting people, their awareness and consciousness with forest and nature.
This unique logo is designed by my dear friend Yori who is a graphic designer as well as a wonderfulnature photographer.
The logo for Mayu's Shinri-yoku Walk and Organic Photography are extended creation fromForest Minds therefore both business uses the same Eucalyptus leaves on its logo.