Louisville, Ky. (January 22, 2019) —Parklands Explorer: Pathways to Wellness, presented by Trilogy Health Services and The Bufford Family Foundation.
In 2018, Parklands Explorers embarked on a pathway to wellness to better mind, body, and spirit. In 2019, the free program at The Parklands of Floyds Fork will continue its tradition of adventure and health by offering monthly wellness activities, such as yoga, paired with meditative, mindful hikes. Community members of all ages are invited to join Parklands Interpretive Rangers on the second Saturday of each month, starting March through October, to embark on a pathway to wellness for body and mind.
The next Parklands Explorer program is Saturday, March 9 (location TBD). Join us for a beginner-friendly meditation class at 9:00AM. After meditation, join Interpretive Rangers for a mindful hike at 10:00AM. Remember to dress for the weather, wear a good pair of walking shoes and bring a water bottle.
Immersion in nature has positive impacts on our mind and body. Parklands Explorer hikes will delve into meditative, mindful hikes known as forest bathing, which is a practice originating in Japan, where it's known as “shinrin-yoku”. Increasing productivity, decreasing stress levels and encouraging overall happiness in participants are just some of the tangible effects of short-term forest bathing practices. Simply put, the more time spent outside in nature, the greater your chances of decreasing stress levels. So, get out and explore with us on the second Saturday of each month from March through October! Wellness activities will begin at 9:00AM and hikes will begin at 10:00AM.
A full schedule of activities and trails will be available soon.
Parklands Explorer events are a great opportunity to explore all that The Parklands has to offer! Hikes and wellness activities are free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Register and learn more at www.theparklands.org/events.
Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. Members make it happen!
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