Outdoor Education to Support Optimal Well Being
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.
Events are Crafted to Support:
Clear Thinking & Feeling
Ability to Rest & Relax
Connection, Peace & Awareness
By Using All Your Senses in Intentional Ways
Up the Richness in Your Life: Luxuriate in an immersive practice. In Nature.
August Nature Immersions
Tuesday, August 13th, 10 am: Gardens
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
Monday, August 19th, 6 pm: 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.
Monday, August 26th, at 6pm: Woods
Swan Hill Trail (at Haddam Elementary School)
Park to the right of the Haddam Elementary School.
272 Saybrook Rd, Higganum, CT 06441
Single Class: $30
3-Class Series: $75
(pre-registration required for all events. scroll to the bottom of page to register.)
September Nature Immersions
Tuesdays at 10 am (New Time!) in September.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 10am: 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, September 10th, 10am: 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”).
We will be exploring new areas at these locations, so if you’ve already done a nature immersion with us get ready to delve into different territory.
Single Class: $30
4-Class Series: $100
(pre-registration required for all events)