This summer, practice yoga in a variety of our many scenic county parks! Delight in the beauty and diversity of nature while enjoying simple breathing and body movements that promote strength, flexibility, and vibrant well-being. We’ll experience different parks throughout the summer and highlight a unique or interesting feature of that specific park within the class. Each session is led by our on-staff, certified yoga instructor and outdoor educator. Any experience level is welcome.

TUESDAYS | 9:45 - 10:45A

August 2 | Pine Bend Park

August 9 | Paw Paw East

August 16 | Crockery Creek Natural Area

August 23 | Upper Macatawa Natural Area (84th Ave)

SUNDAYS | 8:00 - 9:00AM

August 7 | Kirk Park

August 14 | Black Lake Boardwalk (West)

August 21 | Tunnel Park

August 28 | Black Lake Boardwalk (East)

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retreat locations vary (see bottom of page for details)

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Many of us seek ways to better connect with nature. We want to learn its patterns and secrets, help protect its inhabitants, and gain an understanding of our place within it. Nature journaling helps us do this! Using words and pictures, we can record our observations, perceptions, and questions about the world around us. You don’t need to know anything about nature, drawing, or writing to begin and anyone can do it. You need only a willingness to ask questions, be playful, cultivate curiosity, and explore. In this course, you’ll learn how to begin a nature journal, a few drawing basics, and some simple tricks to help you be successful. Then, join us on Wonder Walks throughout the summer to practice your nature journaling skills.

SATURDAY| AUGUST 6 | 10:00 - 11:30A

@ The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing Park

8115 West Olive Road, West Olive, Michigan, 49460

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Practice your nature journaling skills as we slowly meander the trails and follow what catches our eyes. We’ll be pausing to sit and draw, write, ask questions, and record our observations. You don’t need to know anything about nature, drawing, or writing. These walks compliment our Introduction to Nature Journaling course and while taking the class prior to these walks is not required, it is recommended. *Journals are not provided

SATURDAY| AUGUST 13 | 10:00 - 11:30A

@ Ottawa Sands Park

18153 North Shore Drive, Ferrysburg, MI

SATURDAY| AUGUST 20 | 10:00 - 11:30A

@ Hiawatha Forest

16777 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460