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Full Moon Forest Bathing & Yoga Workshop

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The full moon is a time for connection, intention, and expansion ~ a time to plant new seeds.
Immerse yourself in nature with forest bathing and yoga beneath the full moon. Restore and illuminate your senses with the two practices as you soak in nature.

Forest Bathing offers the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. It is a slow and mindful wander in the woods with a trained guide who shares invitations designed to open each of the senses and create space for connection and interactive experiences with the forest. We'll begin with a slow and mindful wander, exploring our senses while bathing in moonlight and nature.

Grounded in our connection with nature, we’ll continue our immersion with earth-based mindful yoga. Gently flowing yoga poses practiced under moonlight will be followed by meditation and savasana (relaxation). Pose modifications are given and this class is suitable for most.
A restorative and integrating tea ceremony will complete your experience.

Who:
Adults 18yrs and older
What: Full Moon Forest Bathing & Yoga Workshop 
When: Sunday April 25th 6:30PM - 8:30PM (Rain date 4/26) 
Where: Buck Meadow - 32 NH 101-A, Amherst 03031
Fee: $40R $50NR

Please Note: To allow for social distancing, the maximum capacity of this program is 20 people. Masks will be required during the entire workshop.

About your Instructors:
Laura Putnam is a Forest Therapy guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapist. She is also a registered nurse, avid hiker and Reiki practitioner. Laura, is a certified Wilderness First Aid.

Leslie Formby is certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. She has been with the Amherst Rec Department for multiple years, teaching yoga to adults, teens and children. Leslie also teaches Beach Yoga, along with Hiking and Yoga in Nature at PMEC.

Know Before You go:
  • Please bring an additional layer of clothing on top of what you'd typically wear for forecasted weather.
  • This is a slow wander in the woods. You want to be warm and comfortable.
  • Please wear warm footwear with traction as we may encounter snow and ice.
  • Please try to arrive 10 minutes early for check in so we're ready to go on time.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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