Sep
22
Sat
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 22 @ 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 4th Saturday of each month (http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/events/). 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 Doctor’s Info here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327719

 

Oct
4
Thu
Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you missing beloved trees?

Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness

Come experience the “Magic” that happens when we slow the Body/Mind and open our Senses in the World of Nature.

Potential Health Benefits:

  • Reduces stress & anxiety
  • Boosts immune health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Elevates & stabilizes mood

These Walks are inspired by the Japanese practice called Shinrin Yoku which translates to “forest bathing”. Scientific research has shown that coming into this fuller, deeper immersion with Nature is powerful medicine.

The trauma of sudden, unexpected loss can be overwhelming. Experience how being in Nature, using these practices, has the potential to connect us to our Resilience as well as honor our Losses.

When: Thurs, Sept. 6th, Oct. 4th & Nov. 1st, 2018 (weather permitting)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Investment: Free to those impacted by our Fires, or by donation

Walks led by Susan Karle, LMFT, Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Susan combines her expertise in grief and trauma with her passion for partnering with Nature to provide optimal Health and Resilience.

To register: http://recamft.org Limited spaces, reserve soon. For more info contact Susan at 707-938-3345, susanklmft@gmail.com

Oct
13
Sat
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of 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. For those familiar with the park, we will most likely be hiking the 2.5 mile Meadow / Hillside Loop with yoga stops in secluded glades, hilltop vistas and tranquil creekside settings. Route varies on weather conditions and group interest. Cost is $20 and includes parking if registered online. Free with Park Rx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. See http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/ for more ParkRx info. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3237280

Oct
27
Sat
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 27 @ 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 4th Saturday of each month (http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/events/). 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 Doctor’s Info here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327719

 

Nov
1
Thu
Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you missing beloved trees?

Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness

Come experience the “Magic” that happens when we slow the Body/Mind and open our Senses in the World of Nature.

Potential Health Benefits:

  • Reduces stress & anxiety
  • Boosts immune health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Elevates & stabilizes mood

These Walks are inspired by the Japanese practice called Shinrin Yoku which translates to “forest bathing”. Scientific research has shown that coming into this fuller, deeper immersion with Nature is powerful medicine.

The trauma of sudden, unexpected loss can be overwhelming. Experience how being in Nature, using these practices, has the potential to connect us to our Resilience as well as honor our Losses.

When: Thurs, Sept. 6th, Oct. 4th & Nov. 1st, 2018 (weather permitting)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Investment: Free to those impacted by our Fires, or by donation

Walks led by Susan Karle, LMFT, Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Susan combines her expertise in grief and trauma with her passion for partnering with Nature to provide optimal Health and Resilience.

To register: http://recamft.org Limited spaces, reserve soon. For more info contact Susan at 707-938-3345, susanklmft@gmail.com

Nov
23
Fri
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of 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. For those familiar with the park, we will most likely be hiking the 2.5 mile Meadow / Hillside Loop with yoga stops in secluded glades, hilltop vistas and tranquil creekside settings. Route varies on weather conditions and group interest. Cost is $20 and includes parking if registered online. Free with Park Rx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. See http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/ for more ParkRx info. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3237280

Nov
24
Sat
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Nov 24 @ 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 4th Saturday of each month (http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/events/). 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 Doctor’s Info here for more info).

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327719

 

Health Partners:

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