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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Yoga and Hiking Along Eagle Walk Trail

Bonnie Hart and Jessica Van Liere will lead a leisure walk along a tributary of the Rancocas Creek, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., June 14. The picturesque Eagle Walk Trail, built by Boy Scouts earning their Eagle Scout merit badges, winds through Camp Woods, a historic natural setting that abounds with wildlife, stately trees and an overlook to the stream winding through the forest below.

“The trail commemorates Joseph Griner, South Jersey’s long-time advocate for the preservation of open space,” says Hart. “Joe loved these woods and always dreamed of building a trail here. He passed away before his vision was realized, however, the Boy Scouts of America made sure his dream came true.”

Hart and Van Liere will teach participants about Native American practices for experiencing nature more fully such as EarthGym’s heart-sensing technique. Participants will be encouraged to deepen their own personal dialogue with nature as they walk. They will also be guided through standing yoga postures as a grounding experience that evaporates tension and instills peace. Van Liere comments, “I can’t wait to do yoga at Eagle Walk. Walking there, you can feel the heart and soul of nature. Doing yoga there will connect us more fully to our own hearts and soul too.”

No yoga mats or prior experience necessary. For preregistration (recommended), directions and more information, call 609-970-3401 or visit EarthGym.org.

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