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

YOGA
Mondays @ 11:00am

with Roberta Brassard of

Califon Yoga Studio

PILATES
Tuesdays @ Noon

with Nancy Weidner

 

“Pilates is complete coordination of body,

mind and spirit.”

WALKINGMEDITATION
Wednesdays @ 10am

with Carl Klemme of PS. 108 & Glow

 

Meditation is a dynamic form of 

mindfulness based on meditation.

 
TAI CHI & QiQONG
Saturdays @ 12noon

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 21st 
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 @ 12Noon

 

 

ON HOLD UNTIL SPRING

Upcoming Events

Saturday QiGong & Tai Chi Class at Whittemore in Pumpkin Field
Tuesday PILATES Class
Saturday QiGong & Tai Chi Class at Whittemore in Pumpkin Field
Children's Programming - Learn about “Paleo Squirrel”
Tuesday PILATES Class
Saturday QiGong & Tai Chi Class at Whittemore in Pumpkin Field
Children's Programming - Learn about the Natural Hazards found in Nature!
Tuesday PILATES Class
Saturday QiGong & Tai Chi Class at Whittemore in Pumpkin Field
Tuesday PILATES Class
Saturday QiGong & Tai Chi Class at Whittemore in Pumpkin Field
Children's Programming - The Art and Science of Tracking!

7 Rockaway Road

Oldwick, New Jersey 08858

P: 908-439-1201

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