Autumn Nature Immersions

Savor new england’s autumnal glory. let it transform you. Tuesdays at 10 am.

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September Dates & Locations:


(pre-registration required for all events: please click here)

Tuesday, September 10th, 10am: Forest

Gillette's Castle

67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT

East Haddam & Lyme: Parking lot by the Visitor’s Center. 

Tuesday, September 17th, 10am: 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.)

Tuesday, September 24th, 10am: Beach

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”).


October Dates & Locations:


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Tuesday, October 1st, 10 am: Waterfall

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

Meet at the park entrance (second entrance) off Hopyard Rd. The entrance has a brown state park sign and a covered bridge within view.

Tuesday, October 8th, 10 am: Ponds

Machimoodus State Park: Meet at the parking area to the left.

128 Leesville Rd, Moodus, CT

From the intersection of Routes 82 and 149 in East Haddam, follow Route 149 north 3.8 miles to its intersection with Route 151. Turn left (west) on Route 151 and follow for 1.2 miles to the park entrance on the left. 

Tuesday, October 15th, 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 a left onto Bishop Road. Continue to the parking lot at the end.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 10 am: Woods

Old Saybrook Preserve, from Ingham Hill Road entrance.

The parking lot is **across the street** from 241 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook. 

(Note: There is no drive-thru from Ingham Hill Rd in Essex to Ingham Hill Road in Old Saybrook.) 

Tuesday, October 29th, 10 am: Ocean

Harkness Memorial State Park

275 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT

From the park entrance, continue all the way to the last parking lot on your left


November Dates & Locations:


(pre-registration required for all events: please click here)

Tuesday, November 5th, 10 am: River

Haddam Meadows, Haddam: Park at boat launch. 

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

Tuesday, November 12th, 10 am: Lake

Lake Pattaconk at Cockaponsett State Forest, Chester

Main Parking Lot, Right Side 

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

Tuesday, November 19th, 10 am: Beach

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”).

Tuesday, November 26th 10 am: Woods

 Swan Hill Trail (at Haddam Elementary School)

Park to the right of the Haddam Elementary School. 

272 Saybrook Rd, Higganum, CT 06441

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About

New reports on the importance of being in Nature for optimal health are now published regularly.

Many, including this one from the New York Times, indicate the need for 120-minutes per week. Our immersions help you fulfill that goal. They also maximize the impact of your time outside with specific techniques that help you get the most out of what nature has to offer.

These immersions 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).

Inspired by the Japanese technique of Shinrin-Yoku, centuries of mediation traditions, and my own unplugged retreats, Nature Immersions 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

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