Parklands Explorer: Pathways to Wellness

9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Parklands Explorer: Pathways to Wellness

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 in Beckley Creek Park. Join us for a beginner-friendly meditation class at 9:00AM at PwC Pavilion. After meditation, join Interpretive Rangers for a mindful hike at 10:00AM along Black Willow Trail, which is a 1.69 mile trail with easy difficulty. Remember to dress for the weather, wear a good pair of walking shoes and bring a water bottle.

We hope you will join us on this pathway to wellness as we improve mind, body, and spirit. Participation is FREE, we just ask that you bring a healthy sense of exploration and a sturdy pair of boots!

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! Learn more at

About the Instructor: 

Emily J Smith is a certified yoga teacher currently teaching at Yoga East and other locations in Louisville, KY.   Emily’s mission is to help others connect with and embody inner stillness, peace, love, and each person’s own unique understanding of sacredness and the mystery of their being.  She believes that it is everyone’s right to connect with the beautiful mystery of This Life in whatever way is most meaningful for them.  Her meditation practice and teaching is greatly influenced by bhakti yoga, zen buddhism, and buddhist mindfulness practices, often drawing from the teachings of spiritual teachers Adyashanti and Thich Nhat Hanh. She believes in the incredible power of opening and awakening the human and spiritual heart, and in letting that awake heart inform the way we live and move through this precious human existence, moment-to-moment.


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$1,209,176 To Date
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