SPECIAL EVENT: Sunset Relaxation with Your Dog
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Over the past several months, we have been focusing on canine meditation and relaxation for our dogs. However, can our dogs truly unwind if we are not calm and relaxed?
Join us for this unique opportunity to experience a Zen-like state with your dog on top of a mountain while the sun sets. It doesn’t get any better than this, right?
A calm human is key to a calm dog. We will be joined by yoga instructor Cherie Bartlett of Nourish BodyMindSoul, for a sunset hike on Little Blue Job Mountain in Strafford, NH.
We will hike to the summit and then, to the backdrop of a glorious sunset, engage in gentle stretching, breath work, and mindfulness activities to create a deeper sense of connection with yourself and your dog.
Expect to take away:
- a deeper understanding of vagal tone;
- tools for self awareness;
- breathing exercises to reduce stress;
- a sense of well-being and ease.
The hike up will take approximately 30 minutes. Please bring water, yoga mat, and flashlight/headlamp. Our program will run for 45-60 minutes on top of Blue Job and then we will hike back down the mountain.
IS THIS EVENT GOOD FOR REACTIVE DOGS?
This is a good event for reactive dogs. We do not anticipate many people on the mountain at this time of night. It should be quieter and there is plenty of room to step off the path in most places if approached by another person and their dog. We have plenty of room at the summit to spread out as well. If you have concerns or questions about if this event is right for your dog, please email email@example.com for assistance.
The Trail is rated as Level 2.5-3 Moderate. See an explanation of our Trail Rating System.
COST: Tickets are limited to 15 people. Scroll down to purchase.
- Members – $35/person – Your special pricing will be reflected in the CART.
- Non-members – $50/person
Full refund for drop-in session issued if cancellation received 72 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
ABOUT CHERIE BARTLETT
Cherie first began practicing yoga in 2008. Her doctor recommended yoga as a way of alleviating her aches and pains from her passion for running. Not convinced, she reluctantly went to her first class and quickly realized that her yoga practice would transform into a way of life for her and her community, both physically and spiritually.
Led with compassion, Cherie’s classes are a combination of creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and laughter to encourage individuality, compassion, self-love, and radical self-acceptance in her students. Her hope is that her students take what they learn on the mat, off the mat into their daily lives for an inner sense of peace and joyfulness.
Cherie’s intention is to make yoga accessible for all; to pass along the benefits yoga has gifted to her, just as her teachers and mentors did for herself.
Cherie, RYT200, is an independent yoga instructor who teaches classical and vinyasa yoga, as well as leads Yoga Nidra meditations. She also teaches at Nourish BodyMindSoul, a yoga and movement studio in Barrington New Hampshire.
For more information, visit nourish.works.
The Blue Job trailhead is on First Crown Point Road in Strafford, NH (summit is in Farmington). First Crown Point Road is accessed off the north side of Rt. 202A, 3.9 miles east of Rt. 126 and 4.5 miles west of Rt. 202. The large parking area is 4.8 miles down this road, on the right. (Beware! This is NH and there is also Crown Point Road and Second Crown Point Road placed there especially to confuse out-of-towners by the ancient pioneers.)
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE JOINING AN EVENT:
Please review our Club Guidelines, sign our Liability Waivers & Release Forms, and read our covid guidelines on our Events & Activities page.
If weather or covid conditions make gathering and walking unsafe, the event will be cancelled and registered participants will receive a email cancellation notice. It will also be announced in the Event section of the Facebook Group and on this Calendar page.
If you have questions, text/call (603) 815-2453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.