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Forest Therapy Walks

Sport Info

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About Your Instructor!

Your Forest Therapy walks will be guided by Cataraqui Conservation’s Senior Conservation Educator, Stana Luxford Oddie who is accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Program. She has decades of experience connecting people of all ages to nature.

TESTIMONIALS

“Stana has a beautiful leadership quality. I would recommend attending this workshop if you are looking to slow down, connect with other like-minded individuals and nature”

“Taking time out of a very busy day was challenging. However, it was such an amazing experience to simply be present. I noticed dew sparkling on a leaf for the first time since I was a child. I left feeling calm, aware and grateful for being alive.” – Peelu Hira

Details

Everything is an invitation, participants follow what feels comfortable to them. The experience can involve walking, sitting, standing or even lying down and the option to gather, share and listen what you are noticing with others. Some side effects might include a boosted immune system, reduced stress and anxiety, greater creativity and focus, better sleep. Slow down, heal and connect with nature.

Each week has a different theme:

  • Week 1 - Presence
  • Week 2 - Slowing Down
  • Week 3 - Remembering
  • Week 4 - Reconnect

Program group will be a minimum of 6, and maximum of 9 participants.

Participants will meet at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Specific location details will be sent to participants prior to the first class.

No previous experience required, everyone welcome. 

Park fees are included in your registration.

Mandatory Group Requirements

1) All participants are required to sign the waiver.

 

2) Hike day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.


3) Participants must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, hiking, resting/sitting, and departing the location.

 

4) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids, family, friends, etc). Only registered participants are able to participate.

Equipment
Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS   

Participants are required to wash/sanitize their hands before and after each hike. Do not share water bottles, snacks or warm clothing with others.

Participants must wear clothing that suits the weather.

Participants must bring their own set of snowshoes or pre-pay for the rental option (added in shopping-cart).


Rules

COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.

Location

This program is in partnership with the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA).

The Fprest Therapy program will take place at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (1641 Perth Rd - hwy 10) - about 2 minutes north of the 401 from Division Street.

The specific meeting spot for each class will be provided beforehand. For further details about Little Cataraqui Creek, including a trail map, please click here.

CRCA COVID-19 Protocols

  • Participants are required to wear a mask inside the outdoor centre at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Masks are encouraged during lessons when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Participants will be sent a COVID screening tool via email each morning of their programs. This is required by the health unit, will be kept confidential, and participants must fill this out and be symptom free to attend a program.
  • We ask that participants store their extra items in their vehicle while they are taking part in the program – like shoes while they are using our ski boots. We do not have storage areas on site due to COVID protocols.
  • The outdoor centre will be open for washrooms and our snack bar. Due to limits on numbers of people we can have in the building there are not areas to meet inside. We have picnic tables set up outside that people can use but we are not encouraging gatherings at this time.
  • The gate fee is included in the program fee. Gate staff will have names of people attending programs so please just let the staff person know you are here for a KSSC program.