7 Rockaway Road

Oldwick, New Jersey 08858

P: 908-439-1201

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WELLNESS & NATURE

As a community we share a responsibility for the health and wellness of our members. In 2020  Whittemore is committed to expanding our health and wellness programming to reach all members of our community. Our goal is to develop and offer programs that support the physical and mental wellbeing of our members. We are proud to offer programs for all age groups as well as autism friendly programs. Programming will focus on three elements of wellness...food, physical activity and emotional wellbeing. The inherent serenity and natural beauty of Whittemore’s woodlands meadows and bodies of water make it an ideal setting to improve your health in nature. We have partnered with Hunterdon Healthcare to offer continued and expanded programming to meet the physical and emotional needs of our community, such as our meditative and mindfulness guided walks. This partnership will also enable us to offer new natural wellness opportunities such as yoga and rock-skipping. Whittemore is committed to helping all of our members achieve improved health and wellbeing. Investing in the health and wellness of our members today ensures a better and stronger community now and for years to come.

- Dr. Ellen Ganek, MD

2020 
Mindfulness Guided Walks 
Saturday's @ 10am
See Schedule below
Meditative Walks
 Wednesday's @ 10am

Walking Meditation is a dynamic form of 

mindfulness based on meditation.

Walking Meditation sessions provide each 

participant with a form of meditation in action.

 

See Schedule below

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
- John Muir

NATURE

 

To be fully in nature, absent of thought, is to become nature. Like a drop of rain that falls into the sea, you dissolve into your surroundings and everything personal, the veil that separates us, lifts to reveal the essential unity of all things. We can know intellectually that we are made of Earth, Sun, Air, Rain. We can know that we ourselves are truly the planet itself living and breathing, but without a direct connection with Nature, that is all abstract. Walking the trails of the Whittemore Preserve and stopping intermittently to look and listening and feel into nature, letting the ‘Moment’ catch up to us is a gift. Taking the time to place your palm against a tree trunk or to reach into the stream and feel the cool water flow through your hands, breathing, experiencing life intimately, this is a Zen moment, a peak experience. I believe many of could use more time in nature, physicians should prescribe it, we drive by it all the time on the way to some far less fulfilling experience.

- C. A. Klemme

Upcoming Events
Runner's Reset led by Kristina Cagno, owner of Cagno Fitness
Natural Movement Foundations led by Kristina Cagno, owner of Cagno Fitness
Natural Movement Foundations led by Kristina Cagno, owner of Cagno Fitness
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Carl Klemme - Walking Meditation
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Walking Meditation with Califon Yoga Studio
Make Your Own Walking Stick Workshop
“Ducks and Drakes” The Past Time of Skipping Stones
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Walking Meditation with Califon Yoga Studio
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Carl Klemme - Walking Meditation
Natural Movement Adventures led by Kristina Cagno, owner of Cagno Fitness
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Walking Meditation with Califon Yoga Studio
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Walking Meditation with Califon Yoga Studio
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Carl Klemme - Walking Meditation
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Walking Meditation with Califon Yoga Studio
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Walking Meditation with Califon Yoga Studio
TBD
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Carl Klemme - Walking Meditation
TBD
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Carl Klemme - Walking Meditation
TBD
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Carl Klemme - Walking Meditation
Mindfulness Guided Walk - Walking Meditation with Califon Yoga Studio