WELLNESS & NATURE

With 2020 in our rear view mirror and sunshine rapidly melting the snow, here at WhittemoreCCC, we have our sights set on the future. For many individuals, businesses and industries facing the challenges of the COVID pandemic meant making dramatic changes. At WhittemoreCCC, meeting the challenges of the pandemic, gave us an opportunity to fine tune our programming that was already aligned with a pandemic culture and so many of the lessons that have been learned over the past year. We have learned just how important our health is, both physical and mental health. As a community we must continue to take care of each other. At Whittemore we continue to offer programming that supports the physical and mental wellbeing of our community from tai chi and yoga classes to meditative walks and relaxing garden concerts. Over the past year, I think we have all gained a greater appreciation for the outdoors. Whittemore’s miles of beautiful publicly available nature trails provide the opportunity for everyone to improve their health, to get out and move. Don’t forget to reserve your community garden plot. Gardening has been proven to reduce depression and anxiety, combat high blood pressure and improve overall fitness.

Come out and celebrate our 5th anniversary here with us at Whittemore CCC!

- Dr. Ellen Ganek, MD

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YOGA
Thursday @ 10:00am

with Roberta Brassard & Judi Torsky of

Califon Yoga Studio

PILATES
Tuesdays @ 11am

with Yafit Yaron

 

“Pilates is complete coordination of body,

mind and spirit.”

MEDITATION
Wednesdays @ 10am

with Carl Klemme of PS. 108 & Glow

 

Meditation is a dynamic form of 

mindfulness based on meditation.

BACK IN June

TAI CHI & QiQONG
Wednesdays @ 10am
Saturday @ 11am

with Carl Klemme of PS. 108 & Glow

 

Tai Chi & QiGong are both ancient Chinese traditions that relieve stress and increase energy, combining slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises.

Special Event
MEDITATION HIKE
Saturday, November 27th 
1:30 - 3:00pm

with Carl Klemme of PS. 108 & Glow

 

Walking and Meditation Experience

thru the Whittemore Trails

"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

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

Lead by Whittemore Naturalist

David Tompkins

Let your children walk the grounds of Whittemore while learning about the wildlife, flora & fauna, the hazards and the fun that can be had when safely wondering the outdoors.

Saturdays @ 9:30am

RETURNS IN SPRING!

 

 

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