Jul
29
Sat
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or “Forest bathing”?  Here is an opportunity to take a walk, and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities, of this walking practice.   Led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners.

Shinrin yoku translates as “forest bathing” or Forest Therapy, (an immersion in the beneficial influences of nature), and is a practice that originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States as well as internationally for it’s documented Health benefits. This practice takes “a walk in the woods” to another level. A very centering and calming restorative practice, promoting balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications.

Check the links below for more information about the practice and in specific it’s restorative support for emotional calm, meditation, balance, blood pressure, cardio, cholesterol, sleep/anxiety, and stress reduction.

Come experience what all the interest is about. Sugarloaf State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program. The last Saturday of each month 9:30 to 12:30 May through November.

“I was learning to slow down and use all my senses to take in nature. After the walk, I noticed a feeling of peace and well-being.”

For tickets or more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2914032

ParkRX-sonomacounty.org

www.shinrin-yoku.org

www.natureandforesttherapy.org

Wolf House Walk @ Jack London State Historic Park
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Easy, 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • 11:00am & 1:00pm
  • Meet at the House of Happy Walls museum
  • Please bring prescription to the park for free entry.

The Wolf House guided walk is approximately 1- 1:30 hours in duration.  The trail is mostly unpaved and is uneven in areas with some uphill portions. Part of the trail is in the shade, but much of the trail is in the open.

Wolf House Walk @ Jack London State Historic Park
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Easy, 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • 11:00am & 1:00pm
  • Meet at the House of Happy Walls museum
  • Please bring prescription to the park for free entry.

The Wolf House guided walk is approximately 1- 1:30 hours in duration.  The trail is mostly unpaved and is uneven in areas with some uphill portions. Part of the trail is in the shade, but much of the trail is in the open.

Jul
30
Sun
Wolf House Walk @ Jack London State Historic Park
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Easy, 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • 11:00am & 1:00pm
  • Meet at the House of Happy Walls museum
  • Please bring prescription to the park for free entry.

The Wolf House guided walk is approximately 1- 1:30 hours in duration.  The trail is mostly unpaved and is uneven in areas with some uphill portions. Part of the trail is in the shade, but much of the trail is in the open.

Wolf House Walk @ Jack London State Historic Park
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Easy, 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • 11:00am & 1:00pm
  • Meet at the House of Happy Walls museum
  • Please bring prescription to the park for free entry.

The Wolf House guided walk is approximately 1- 1:30 hours in duration.  The trail is mostly unpaved and is uneven in areas with some uphill portions. Part of the trail is in the shade, but much of the trail is in the open.

Aug
2
Wed
Armstrong Redwoods Wellness Walks @ Visitor Center, Armstrong Woods
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet a docent at the Visitor Center and enjoy a relaxed walk through the old growth redwoods for low-impact exercise the reduces stress.

Aug
5
Sat
ParkRx – Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please Join us for an 8-week Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Before the first hike, the leader will discuss proper shoes, hydration, incorporating hiking poles, proper pacing, etc. The group’s final hike will be to the top of Bald Mountain where hikers can enjoy the stunning 360 vistas.
Hikes will start at 9 am at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The Hiking series costs $80 or free for hikers with a ParkRx from their Sonoma County Medical Provider. For more information on Park Rx please visit https://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/
 
1) Aug 5: White Barn to Uranus Sugarloaf. 2.2 Miles, 80 ft elevation
2) Aug 12: Meadow Hillside Loop. 3 miles, 250 elevation
3) Aug 19: Stern/Stern Ranch/Pony/Canyon. 3 miles, 500 elevation
4) Aug 26: Vista Trail Loop. 4.5 miles. 700 ft elevation.
5) Sept 2: Neptune Picnic Table. 5 miles. 850 ft elevation.
6) Sept 9: Goodspeed to Bench. 4.2 miles, 1000 ft. elevation.
7) Sept 16: Grey Pine/Red Mt. 5.3 miles. 1200 ft elevation.
8) Sept 23: Climb to Bald Mt. 6.2 Miles 1500 ft. elevation.

Wolf House Walk @ Jack London State Historic Park
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Easy, 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • 11:00am & 1:00pm
  • Meet at the House of Happy Walls museum
  • Please bring prescription to the park for free entry.

The Wolf House guided walk is approximately 1- 1:30 hours in duration.  The trail is mostly unpaved and is uneven in areas with some uphill portions. Part of the trail is in the shade, but much of the trail is in the open.

Wolf House Walk @ Jack London State Historic Park
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Easy, 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • 11:00am & 1:00pm
  • Meet at the House of Happy Walls museum
  • Please bring prescription to the park for free entry.

The Wolf House guided walk is approximately 1- 1:30 hours in duration.  The trail is mostly unpaved and is uneven in areas with some uphill portions. Part of the trail is in the shade, but much of the trail is in the open.

Aug
6
Sun
Wolf House Walk @ Jack London State Historic Park
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Easy, 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • 11:00am & 1:00pm
  • Meet at the House of Happy Walls museum
  • Please bring prescription to the park for free entry.

The Wolf House guided walk is approximately 1- 1:30 hours in duration.  The trail is mostly unpaved and is uneven in areas with some uphill portions. Part of the trail is in the shade, but much of the trail is in the open.

Health Partners:

Kaiser Permanente   /   St. Joseph Health   /   Sonoma Valley Hospital   /   Sutter Health

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