For how many years did I wander slowly
through the forest. What wonder and
glory I would have missed had I ever been
in a hurry!
— Mary Oliver
I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.
— Henry David Thoreau

FREE Yoga & Mindful Walking Class

Saturday, September 14th, 8:30 -10:00 AM

Great Brook Farm State Park (map) 165 North Rd, Carlisle, MA 01741

Trail Map

Join me for an early morning outdoor yoga class followed by a guided mindful walk

From the Buddha, to the ancient Forest Tradition of Thailand, to Native American Spirituality and Henry David Thoreau, being in and connecting to the natural world has been seen as a necessity to one's well-being. Even current scientific studies agree.

After a long week sitting in an office or car, this outdoor practice will refresh and calm your mind, awaken and release tension from your body and lift your spirits. Mindful walking in nature is one of the most accessible ways to begin or deepen a meditation or mindfulness practice and the beauty and tranquility of Great Brook Farm is a perfect setting.

We'll have a brief introduction to mindfulness and a short all-levels yoga practice to prepare the body and mind, followed by a guided mindful walking practice.

All are welcome! No yoga, meditation or hiking experience necessary. Please dress in layers and bring a yoga mat and/or beach towel, water, sunblock and/or a hat, as well as walking shoes. This class will happen rain or shine, with the exception of thunderstorms or strong winds. Walking in the rain can actually enhance the experience.

Please note: There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle.

This class is FREE but please RSVP HERE so we know you’ll be coming.

Save time by downloading this waiver. You can bring it with you or email it to mjmarchand@gmail.com.

You didn’t come into this world.
You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.
You are not a stranger here.
— Alan Watts