• P.O. Box 28, Round Hill, VA 20142

Spring Mindful Hike- Heron Rookery, Eagles Nest, Waterfall -2.5mi RT

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Date(s) - March 17, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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This contemplative hike is designed to soak in the early signs of spring along the Shenandoah River. We will take in the Heron Rookery (nests) and the Bald Eagles nest. We will walk to the waterfall and go a little further up the creek to see a second cascading waterfall just beyond the first one. We will stop on our way back to look for frogs in the vernal pools along the path.

We will also stop along the way to experience all five senses on this beautiful early spring day.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/17/536676954/forest-bathing-a-retreat-to-nature-can-boost-immunity-and-mood

This hike is on a lovely paved path along the Shenandoah River and then leads into the Rolling Ridge Foundation lands (1,400 undeveloped acres). https://www.su.edu/cool-spring/visitor-information/trails/.

Remember to bring a snack/lunch, water and shoes appropriate for some muddiness on the Rolling Ridge trail.

Please look at the link for directions and descriptions of this beautiful area. https://www.su.edu/cool-spring/visitor-information/maps/

Twin Oaks Winery and Hill High Marketplace off of Rt. 7 (covered wagon) are some lovely places to visit on the way home (if you are heading East).

Cathy is a Virginia Master Naturalist and Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) with a focus on evidenced-based mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course. She also has studied with Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center). She is a certified to teach mindful yoga to children and families (Budding Yogis). She completed training in contemplative small groups and retreat leadership and has been teaching contemplation to all ages in NoVA for the last 16 years. She is currently teaching Serenity Hatha Yoga for Well Being at Crossroads and leading workshops and retreats at her Bluemont Summit Retreat studio and lawn near Bluemont, VA. She is the Curator for Imagine Well Being in Mind, Body and Soul.

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