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.

June Nature Immersions

When the days get longer we can stay outside later! For those who couldn’t make it to May’s morning events, these ones are for you: join us any Monday evening in June for an experience of Nature, Slowing Down, & Noticing. Delve in and understand why even experienced nature-loving locals are saying, “I would never have seen this on my own,” "I feel so calm," and, “I see so much more everywhere I go now” as well as having breakthroughs in their understanding of meditation.

Monday June 3rd, 6:00 pm: 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 June 10th, 6:00 pm: 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.

Monday June 17th, 6:00 pm: River

Haddam Meadows, Haddam

Route 154, Haddam, CT

From entrance off of Route 154, stay right and continue to end. Park at boat launch.

Monday June 24th, 6:00 pm: Forest

Gillette's Castle

67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT

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

Pricing:

Single Class: $30

4-Class Series: $100
(pre-registration required for all events)

July Nature Immersions

Tuesday, July 2nd, 9 am: Waterfall

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

(Take Hopyard Rd to Foxtown Rd)

Tuesday, July 9th, 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.)

Tuesday, July 16th, 9 am: 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”).

Tuesday, July 23rd, 9 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.

Pricing:

Single Class: $30

4-Class Series: $100
(pre-registration required for all events)

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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