Nature and Forest Therapy guided walk sessions
What happens when you step into a forest and spend time in nature? Incredible things…
- You get a massive boost to your immune system
- Inflammation is reduced
- Mood and concentration is improved
- Blood pressure is lowered
- Energy increases and sleep improves
This practice is as an opportunity to remind yourself of your connection and to feel the natural world through all of your senses. Enjoy the restorative qualities of nature while you slow down, de-stress and relax.
The walk allows for time for solitude in nature and moments to talk with the group about your experience in the “way of council”: a practice in authenticity, compassion and deep listening. Your Certified Nature u0026amp; Forest Therapy Guide will offer a series of “invitations” to help experience the Nature around you.
The guided walks take place locally and typically last 2 hours. Forest Bathing sessions are not hikes. A hot, locally foraged tea will be served in the forest to complete the experience.
Information and research about the benefits of Forest
Sunday February 23: 1:30 to 3:30. Late Winter Forest Bathing
Sunday March 29: 1:30 to 3:30pm. Welcome spring Forest Bathing
Sunday April 26: 11:00 to 1:00pm
Sunday May 31: 10 to 12pm
Friday June 5: Full Moon Walk. 7:00 pm.
Cost: $25 per person per walk.
All locations are local and sent after registration. Participation numbers are limited, please register early!
Yin Yoga: Unwind with Slow Holds
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to other styles of yoga and other forms of exercise. The practice will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and restored.
Yin Yoga benefits the deeper connective tissues of the body, such as fascia, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones. The practice improves joint flexibility and blood circulation while helping to calm the parasympathetic nervous system (our rest-and-digest response).
Holding postures allows us to observe the body’s sensations and create a profound connection with the inner workings of the body. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow, supports emotional equilibrium and prepares the body and mind for breath work and meditation.
All levels welcome.
For more information, click on these links about Yin Yoga:
- Myths of Yin Yoga
- The Benefits of Yin Yoga
- Differences between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga
- The bitter and sweet aspect of Yin Yoga
- Does alignment matter in Yin Yoga
Session 1: February 5 to March 11, Wednesdays. 10:30 to 11:15am (6 weeks)
Session 2: May 13-June 10, Wednesdays. 10:30 to 11:15am (5 Weeks)
Other sessions: October 14 to November 18, Wednesdays. 10:30 to 11:15am (6 weeks)
Mini Holiday Session: December 2-16, Wednesdays. 10:30 to 11:15am (3 weeks)
Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra: The practice of Undoing and Renewing
Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra is for everyone. No meditation or yoga experience is necessary.
Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra practice helps to reduce the stress and tensions we carry with us in our everyday lives. This modern-adapted practice of Yoga Nidra provides techniques to help you inquire into your current, unique experience of seeing, hearing, feeling, sensing, tasting, smelling and thinking.
Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra is an effective technique for cultivating a deeply calm nervous system that makes it possible to fully relax physically, mentally and emotionally. Bring your mind into a healing, restful state suspended between being awake and asleep. Enjoy feeling revitalized, a calm nervous system, stress relief, and increased health and wellness.
We begin class with gentle movement and Yin Yoga then make our way into a restful Yoga Nidra practice where all you need to do is experience the transformation of deep deep relaxation.
Links for More info:
- Yoga Nidra: Positive Effects Calming Nervous System and Heart Rate Study
- Wellness Program including Yoga Nidra for Veterans Study
- Impact of Yoga Nidra on Psychological Wellbeing
Session 1: February 7 to March 13, Fridays. 4:15 to 5:30pm (6 weeks)
Session 2: May 15 – June 12, Fridays. 4:15 to 5:30pm (5 weeks)
Fall Session: October 16 to November 20. Fridays. 4:15 to 5:30pm (6 weeks)
Mini Holiday session: December 4-18, Fridays, 4;15-5:30pm (3 weeks)