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Aug
22
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

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 ParksRx Program the 4th 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 are $20 or free with a 2020 ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info)

 

Sep
5
Sat
ParkRx – BEGINNING Hiking for Fitness Series (#5) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 2020 ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

1) Sat 9/5–White Barn to Uranus, 2.2 miles, 80 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
2) Sat 9/12–Meadow Hillside loop starting and ending at campground, 3 miles, 250 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
3) Sat 9/19–Spring Lake/Lake Ralphine loop 4.3 miles, 250 ft elev [meet @ Cobblestone trailhead parking lot: 6024 Channel Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409]
4) Sat 9/26–Stern Pony Gate and Canyon, Stern Road 3 miles, 500 ft elev [meet @ main lot]
5) Sat 10/3–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 10/10–Vista Trail loop (clockwise), 3.6 miles, 700 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
7) Sat 10/17–Neptune picnic table, 4.3 miles, 640 ft elev [meet @ white barn]
8) Sat 10/24–Hillside + Vista Trail loop (counter-clockwise), 4.7 miles, 1000 ft elev [meet @ white barn]

Sep
12
Sat
CANCELED: Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am
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 – 2020” tab].
May and June hikes meet at 8AM instead of 9AM.
Sep
19
Sat
Yoga Hike – session 3 @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 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 $25 and includes parking if registered in advance online. Purchase the yoga pass for each group of 3 sessions this year and save $15. 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 2020 or newer ParkRx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

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

Sep
26
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

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 ParksRx Program the 4th 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 are $20 or free with a 2020 ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info)

 

CANCELED: Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am
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 – 2020” tab].
May and June hikes meet at 8AM instead of 9AM.
Oct
10
Sat
CANCELED: Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am
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 – 2020” tab].
May and June hikes meet at 8AM instead of 9AM.
Oct
17
Sat
Yoga Hike – session 3 @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 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 $25 and includes parking if registered in advance online. Purchase the yoga pass for each group of 3 sessions this year and save $15. 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 2020 or newer ParkRx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

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

Oct
24
Sat
Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

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 ParksRx Program the 4th 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 are $20 or free with a 2020 ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (click here for more info)

 

CANCELED: Hiking for Fitness “Maintenance” hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am
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 – 2020” tab].
May and June hikes meet at 8AM instead of 9AM.