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Shavuot Forest Walk & Picnic

Sunday, June 9, 2019 6 Sivan 5779

9:45 AM - 12:30 PMCentral Park


Shavuot Forest Walk & Picnic


Sometimes a tree tells you more than can be read in books.
--C.G. Jung


Join Rabbi Eva and the Shul community for a mindfulness walk guided by Nancy Kopans, Certified Forest Therapy Guide. This 2 hour forest walk will allow you to take time from your hectic, everyday NYC life to experience the wooded area of Central Park in a deep, unique way.

The walk will conclude with a tea ceremony and you are encouraged to bring dairy picnic food to enjoy and share in the park following the ceremony. NOTE: The picnic is optional and food is not supplied as part of the walk.

  • The walk is Sunday, June 9th. The fee is $20 per person.
  • The walk is limited to 20 people.
  • The group will meet up with the leader, Nancy Kopans, at 9:45am at the Loeb Boathouse Cafe, near the East Drive in Central Park. Directions are in the confirmation email.
  • Restrooms are available at the meetup location.

Additional Details

  • What to wear: Dress comfortably for the weather (including comfortable shoes!). You may wish to bring a sunhat and an extra layer if it's at all cool since we will be moving slowly.
  • Our time together is technology free. We ask that you turn off your cell phone and refrain from taking photos.
  • Water bottle/snacks: Our walk will conclude with a tea ceremony and light snack, but please bring a water bottle and snacks if you wish.

Note that this is not an athletic event! We will be walking—slowly—on and off paths through The Ramble area and will cover less than a mile. I will be supplying sit stools and mats which will be used for a number of our activities.

Weather: We will meet in the event of light rain but will cancel in the event of heavy rain. We will be in touch beforehand if the weather does not look too promising. 

Note that all participants will be asked to sign a release (details in confirmation email). Release forms also will be available onsite.

Physical ability: Participants should be able to walk a mile at a slow pace on even and uneven surfaces (will be walking on and off paths). We cover less than a mile over a 2 hour period and there are many opportunities to sit (I provide sit stools). This is not an athletic event. If there are mobility issues within your group, we will do a highly accessible walk covering less ground (1/4 mile) and a wheelchair accessible location.



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