• P.O. Box 28, Round Hill, VA 20142

Balls Bluff Regional Park Hike with Forest Soaking-3 miles 6/17/18-10:30-1:30

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Date(s) - June 17, 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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• What we’ll do
The weather looks perfect for Sunday. We will gather in the parking lot on for a 3 mile round trip hike at Balls Bluff Regional Park.

We will enjoy a leisurely hike on the hiking trails traversing the forest and bluffs just above the river and connecting the beautiful Potomac Heritage Trail before our return trip. There are some ups and downs and the trail will be muddy is some places so wear appropriate footwear. There are no long steep ascents but some smaller hills to climb.

We will arrange a time for some Forest Soaking to deepen our experience in nature. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/17/536676954/forest-bathing-a-retreat-to-nature-can-boost-immunity-and-mood

Bring a snack or packed lunch and plenty of water.

• What to bring
Snack, water bottle, extra shoes

Elaine is a devoted meditator and yoga practitioner finding a center of hope and solace in contemplative activities. She finds hiking and meditating in nature to be very healing as a restorative grace in mind, body and soul and enjoys sharing these experiences with others. She consistently integrates time in nature in her very busy work week during her lunchtime. Elaine believes in the transforming power of intentional community and creates a welcoming presence for all to connect to both the natural world, to meditative presence and to one another as we hike and share story together.

Cathy is a Virginia Master Naturalist, a Hatha Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and a mindfulness instructor who believes in the restorative power of contemplating nature through all five senses when hiking and forest soaking. She loves to guide hikes with people who find joy and solace in nature and in intentional community.

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