Pumpkin Playtime: An Outdoor Adventure
10:00 am – 5:00pm
Your Weekend Includes:
- Lunch & Snacks – gluten-free & dairy-free, local organic, and homemade!
- Pumpkins & Apples from local farms
- Forest Movement Skills – Instruction to MovNat & Adventures
- Herbal Medicine – Plant ID & Practical Applications
This year we’ll have to run this event just a bit differently than in previous years to be sure we’re covid safe for everyone, but it’s going to be a bushel of fun!! When you arrive, there will be a big pile of pumpkins in all sizes – choose the perfect one to be your constant companion throughout the day. Your pumpkin will play a starring role in this adventure!
Walk with us through a beautiful autumn forest, rich with medicinal plants. Learn to move quietly, quickly, and confidently over uneven terrain while you protect your precious pumpkin. We’ll hike, stretch, climb, and move in all kinds of new and interesting ways with our pumpkins. Having something to carry will add a new layer to the experience and challenge you in ways you wouldn’t expect.
As we move through the forest, we’ll stop to learn about the medicinal plants we find growing there. Forest floor plants are very different than town&city plants: come meet herbs you may have heard of but never seen in person!
There will be time to explore and meditate in nature. Feel free to go for a cold-water plunge plunge in the brook! Let this be a day to nourish, rest, and reset.
Katja will be serving a tasty organic lunch with local everything – sausage from Chestnut Farms, apples and pumpkins from Red Apple farm baked into tasty paleo treats, and roast squash and onions from our own garden! There will be snacky treats too – and oh-yes, there will be pumpkin spice EVERYTHING and mulled apple cider! 😉
Only 10 spots available!
Please note: we cannot accommodate minors.
All levels of movers welcome!
What does that mean?
The movement is as strenuous or as not-strenuous as you want it to be: the site is private land with some trails through it, and there is a covered outdoor kitchen and a composting toilet – and a big campfire ring of course!
So in terms of just walking around, you’ll go up and down small hills, step over some roots sometimes, that kind of thing. That’s the starting point. From there, all of the activities are always “if-you-want-to”, and they all have modifications – so if we’re balancing on an elevated log but that feels too challenging, we also have logs that are right on the ground so that if you fall off you’re just a couple inches off the ground. And if that feels too challenging, we have rope on the ground that you can “balance” on – so you’re on flat ground but practicing the balancing movement. All the while ryn will be teaching tips to help improve your balance – whatever your starting level is.
Or if balancing on an elevated log is too easy, don’t worry: ryn can make it as hard as you possibly want to be challenged – just say the word! Ryn is super sporty and very confident in his body, and i am not, so we have a natural spectrum of examples for all activities. I just can’t do many of the things that he can do, but that doesn’t mean that i can’t get myself moving! So we have lots of built in modifications for everything we do and i always do a less-difficult version of what he’s doing: if there’s something you can’t do, you will definitely not be alone and no one will think anything of it: we’re all just here to move our bodies, however they are right now. 🙂
And it’s always ok to opt out too – even i do that sometimes! Sometimes i say, i’m just going to watch this one because i need a break 🙂 So the bottom line is, it’s very relaxed and everyone can challenge themselves the goldilocks amount 🙂
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