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Yoga in the Woods – Forest Bathing
July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This program will provide the opportunity to observe a familiar location with fresh eyes, and improve your overall sense of wellness through mindfulness practice. We will gather at the Pirozzolo Park trailhead of the West Elmira Riverside Trails on Thursday, July 15 to do a walking meditation and yoga series in the woods from 5:30-7:30PM, while paying close attention to the sensory experience of being in a forest environment. Integrating the traditions of “Forest Bathing” and yoga to guide our walks will help participants to cultivate an appreciation for the natural space around them.
Class will focus on a “forest invitation” and will be taught by certified Yoga Instructor and Environmental Anthropologist – Dr. Katherine Fultz; these invitations are themes to guide our walking meditations and observations. Participants will pause periodically as a group to do a series of yoga poses, followed by the opportunity to sit in contemplative stillness and observe the space around them. Following our walk, participants will have the opportunity to journal or sketch their experiences before sharing with the group.
We will close with tea or lemonade, snacks, and casual conversation.
Dress appropriately for walking and yoga movement. DON’T FORGET TO PACK a sketch book or journal and pencil or pen, a blanket or towel that can be placed on the ground, and a bottle of water.
This class will have a $30 member and $40 non-member rate, and you MUST pre-register using this Eventbrite link.