Relaxation

Forest Therapy Walk

On Tuesday May 1 at 9:30 a.m. join Jennifer Salkin, a certified leader of ShinrinYoku walks through the Association for Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, for a walk on our property. Health benefits come not through exercise, but through focus on our senses to develop an immediate connection with the forest.
This is a very relaxed, slow, mindful way of walking that has many proven health benefits.

This adult program is $10 per New Pond Farm member and $15 per non-member

Registration is required. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

On Sunday April 8 from 12 – 3 p.m. bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the fire with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners to coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.

Recommended for any skill level.

    This adult program is free, but ask that you purchase a skein of New Pond Farm yarn ($12) and donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm for sale at the Harvest Festival.

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Earth, Wind, Water, & Fire- A Daylong Nature Retreat

Join Redding neighbor and psychologist Ann Reeves in slowing down for a early fall’s day to deepen your awareness of the beauty and healing gifts of the natural world. We will explore each element of nature in a slow, experiential manner in order to feel reconnected to their energies, be more at peace, and renew our commitment to be good stewards of our Earth.

We will tell our own nature stories and incorporate grounding exercises: breathing, movement, meditation, poetry, drumming, and alone time outside to experience the four elements in a deeply personal way.

Please bring a journal or notebook, a writing utensil, bug repellent, a drum or rattle if you’d like, and rain gear if needed- we will be spending time outside rain or shine.

      A simple farm lunch of squash soup, homemade bread, and salad will be provided.

This program is $100 per person.

Registration is required.

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.