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  • 10
    August 10, 2018

    Explore Winnakee Nature Preserve as Possible Forest Therapy Location

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    August 10, 2018

    Weather for weekend not looking good for forest therapy but I have been wanting to check out Winnakee Nature Preserve in Hyde Park to see if it would make a good spot for future events.

    This will just be a friendly hike and a chance to meet the organizer and any members who show up. No cost, but a $5 donation would help with supplies for future forest therapy sessions.

    I’ll be happy to discuss what forest therapy is and perhaps do a sample invitation or two if the group is interested.

    We will meet at the main entrance just off Route 9 on Van Dam Road in Hyde Park, NY (GPS: 41.778701, -73.930970)

    All participants must sign a simple liability waiver at the start of the event to allow us peace of mind in offering our walks to the public.

    Directions and Information on Location:
    http://www.winnakee.org/winnakee-nature-preserve/

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    (Contact us if you have problems booking via meetup.com)

  • 19
    August 19, 2018

    Forest Therapy Walk at Buddhist Monastery in Carmel Area

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    August 19, 2018

    This walk will be on monastery grounds. This is not a Buddhist event, nor do we have any affiliation with the monastery, HOWEVER, please respect their preference for modest clothing (no shorts, tank tops, or overly revealing outfits) and if you pack food, keep it vegetarian.

    Cost: $25 (sliding scale for those in need)

    After the walk, the dining hall serves a $6 vegetarian lunch noon-1pm and visitors are welcome to explore the grounds as well as the Great Buddha Hall which is certainly a sight to see! I plan to mediate there after lunch so if you are interested in a meditation primer just ask!

    All participants must sign a simple liability waiver at the start of the event to allow us peace of mind in offering our walks to the public.

    RSVP ON THE MEETUP EVENT PAGE

    (Contact us if you have problems booking via meetup.com)

  • 25
    August 25, 2018

    Forest Therapy Walk on Undercliff-Nelsonville Trail loop in Cold Spring

    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    August 25, 2018

    The loop we will be using begins and ends on Secor Street in Cold Spring, a block off of Route 301. For those who are familiar with the trail system, we will be starting on the Undercliff Trail and then looping back on the Nelsonville Trail.

    This loop is considered an easy trail and would take around 35-40 minutes to walk as a non-stop hike. The trail is relatively even and well maintained with some minor inclines, but some spots have loose rocks so may not be suitable for those with mobility challenges or balance concerns.

    We will be walking the loop slowly with several stops for sharing and forest therapy work.

    Cost is $25. If you are not able to afford the fee please come and pay what you can. If you can afford it, the fee helps support this service and allows me to be flexible with those who need the help.

    This is the first time using this location but I estimate the event will take 2.5 hours.

    Parking and the Trail start is just past the intersection of Pearl and Secor Streets in Cold Spring near the Masonic Lodge. This location is easily walkable or a short taxi from the train station.

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  • 26
    August 26, 2018

    Forest Therapy Walk at Winnakee Nature Preserve (Hyde Park)

    9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    August 26, 2018

    This is an easy system of well-maintained trails with a great variety of trees. Hiking the main trails would take around an hour so this location is great for mindfulness walks with a mix of forest therapy.

    Location: At the beginning of Vandam Road, right off Route 9. (Parking behind the florist at 4204 Route 9, Hyde Park, NY) There are other points of access with parking but this is the one we use.

    We will be walking the blue and probably red trails slowly with several stops for sharing and forest therapy work.

    Cost is $25. If you are not able to afford the fee please come and pay what you can. If you can afford it, the fee helps support this service and allows me to be flexible with those who need the help.

    This is the first time using this location for forest therapy but I estimate the event will take 2.5 hours.

    All participants must sign a simple liability waiver at the start of the event to allow us peace of mind in offering our walks to the public.

    RSVP ON THE MEETUP EVENT PAGE

    (Contact us if you have problems booking via meetup.com)