Apr
20
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being.

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. Shinrin yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented Health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes 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. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program the 3rd Saturday of each month. These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.

Tickets $20 or free with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090665

 

May
4
Sat
ParkRx – BEGINNING Hiking for Fitness Series (#3) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Please Join us for an 8-week BEGINNING 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 aims for the long route up Vista Trail, where hikers can enjoy the beautiful vistas.

The Hiking series costs $80, or free (including free parking on Sugarloaf hikes) for hikers with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

1) Sat 5/4 – White Barn to Uranus, 2.2 miles, 80 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
2) Sat 5/11 – Meadow Hillside Loop starting, ending at campground, 3 miles, 250 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
3) Sat 5/18 – Spring Lake / Lake Ralphine loop 4.3 miles 250 ft elev [meet @ Cobblestone parking lot: 6024 Channel Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409]
4) Sat 5/25 – Stern Pony Gate and Canyon, Stern Road 3 miles, 500 ft elev [meet @ main lot]
5) Sat 6/1 – Jack London Park, May’s Clearing loop, 3.7 miles, 430 ft elev [meet @ 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, upper parking lot]
6) Sat 6/8 – Vista Trail loop (clockwise), 3.6 miles 700 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
7) Sat 6/15 – Neptune Picnic Table, 4.3 miles 640 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
8) Sat 6/22 – Hillside + Vista Trail loop (ccw), 4.7 miles 1000 ft elev [meet @ white barn]

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4045704

 

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May
11
Sat
Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule–including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2019” tab].

 

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May
18
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being.

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. Shinrin yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented Health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes 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. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program the 3rd Saturday of each month. These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.

Tickets $20 or free with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090665

 

May
25
Sat
Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule–including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2019” tab].

 

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May
27
Mon
Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods, join our Docent’s for this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2 miles hike with a 400 foot vertical, you will learn about Sugarloaf Park and its plants, animals, and history. Weather permitting, the hike will begin and end at the Visitors Center. No RSVP needed, and no charge for the hike. Parking fees apply.

Jun
1
Sat
Yoga Hike – session 2 @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting and bring water (as needed). Route varies on weather conditions and group interest that typically covers 2-3 miles of varied terrain. Cost is $20 and includes parking if registered in advance online. Purchase the yoga pass for each group of 3 sessions this year and save $10. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center unless otherwise noted in confirmation email prior to the hike.

Sonoma County Resident? 
Free with Park Rx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913399

Jun
8
Sat
Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule–including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2019” tab].

 

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Jun
15
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being.

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. Shinrin yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented Health benefits.

This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes 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. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program the 3rd Saturday of each month. These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.

Tickets $20 or free with a ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4090665

 

Jun
22
Sat
Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join our Hiking for Fitness “graduates” on this free, Intermediate Fitness Hike.
For a complete schedule–including routes, mileage and elevation gain–visit: https://sugarloafpark.org/events/hiking-for-fitness-program/ [click on the “Maintenance Hikes – 2019” tab].

 

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Health Partners:

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