Nature Immersions

Outdoor Education to Support Optimal Well Being

About

Sociologists, environmentalists, and health professionals have dubbed modern Americans as “the indoor generation” based on studies that revealed how a quarter of all Americans spend all day inside. Those who do venture outside only spend, on average, 7% of their day doing so.

Inspired by the Japanese technique of Shinrin-Yoku, Nature Bathing is about spending time immersed in outdoor landscapes:

These experiences are distinct from our usual ways of being in nature (when we might be distracted, talking to a friend, solving a problem in our heads, walking the dog, or trying to get somewhere/otherwise moving quickly).

Participate in one of our upcoming Nature Immersions to experience specific techniques that help you get the most out of what nature has to offer. These techniques can ease anxiety, insomnia, malaise, adrenal fatigue, high blood pressure, stress, and much more.

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Events are Crafted to Support:

Clear Thinking & Feeling

Ability to Rest & Relax

Connection, Peace & Awareness

Patience

Joy

Creativity

By Using All Your Senses in Intentional Ways

Upcoming events

Up the Richness in Your Life: Luxuriate in an immersive practice. In Nature.

March 26th, Lake:

Lake Pattaconk, Chester: Main Parking Lot, Right Side

(From Rte 148 Take Cedar Lake Road ~2 miles. Turn Left at the Pattaconk Lake Sign).

April 2nd, Ocean:

Hammonasset, Madison: Meet at Meig’s Point.

Go past the nature center parking lot to the last parking lot (there’s a sign that says “fishermen’s parking & cartop boat launch area”). Stop at the Nature Center on your way in if you need the restroom.

April 9th, River:

Haddam Meadows, Haddam: Park at boat launch.

From entrance off of Route 154, stay right and continue to end.

April 16th, Lake:

Cedar Lake, Chester: Park at boat launch *across* from the swimming area.

Take a right off of Cedar Lake Road onto David Road. Turn right onto Brookside Road and then a left onto Bishop Road. Continue to the parking lot at the end.

When:

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm until about 7:00 pm

Pricing:

3-Class Series: $75

Single Class: $30

Celebrate Earth Day All Week Long

With our special 6-day Earth Week PRogram

Monday, April 22nd, 4pm: Forest

Gillette’s Castle, East Haddam & Lyme: Parking Lot, by the Visitor’s Center.

67 River Rd, East Haddam.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 6 pm: Waterfall

Devil’s Hopyard, East Haddam: *Upper* Parking Lot

(Take Hopyard Rd to Foxtown Rd)

Wednesday, April 24th, 9 am: Lake

Lake Pattaconk, Chester: Main Parking Lot, Right Side

(From Rte 148 Take Cedar Lake Road ~2 miles. Turn Left at the Pattaconk Lake Sign).

Thursday, April 25th, 9 am: Ocean

Hammonasset, Madison: Meet at the last parking lot for Meig’s Point.

Go past the nature center parking lot to the last parking lot (there’s a sign that says “fishermen’s parking & cartop boat launch area”). Stop at the Nature Center on your way if you need the restroom.

Friday, April 26th, 4 pm: River

Haddam Meadows, Haddam: Park at boat launch.

From entrance off of Route 154, stay right and continue to end.

Saturday, April 27th, 10 am: Lake

Cedar Lake, Chester: Park at boat launch *across* from the swimming area.

Take a right off of Cedar Lake Road onto David Road. Turn right onto Brookside Road and then left onto Bishop Road. Continue to the parking lot at the end.

Pricing:

Single Class: $30

3-Class Series: $75

6-Class Series: $125

Register

The art of forest bathing is the art of connecting with nature through our senses. All we have to do is accept the invitation.
— Amos Clifford