The all-levels yoga class will be held outside on the grass, next to the girl scout house, near the platform. Lizz Cohoon will lead the class through a 1-hour vinyasa yoga practice that encourages connection with the earth. Students will be encouraged throughout the class to use all senses to experience their natural surroundings. The class with include a crystal bowl sound bath savasana and brief meditation to connect to Mother Earth.
After the class, Amanda Adams will lead a Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk that is educational and interactive. The walk will cover basic tips and ethics of foraging as well as resources for further independent research. Participants are welcomed to ask questions and share their knowledge with the group so that all can learn together. The plant walk will last approximately 45 minutes after the yoga class. The planned route starts at the event gazebo and meanders through the young food forest and butterfly garden, then proceeds down the walking path towards the parking lot, where the walk will end. Amanda will cover the edible and medicinal qualities of wild native and invasive plants, as well as the cultivated plants in the food forest and butterfly garden. The topics of sustainability, permaculture, and primitive skills will be tied in to the walk.
About Amanda Adams:
Amanda is a Naples native who loves to share her plant knowledge with others. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she co-created the campus food forest. She has worked at the Naples Botanical Garden, Everglades National Park, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. She is currently an organizer for the Southwest Florida Permaculture Guild, a farmer at Inyoni Organic Farm, and owner-operator of Palustris Nursery in Naples. She believes that the best medicine to heal our bodies and minds comes from the plants that grow right in our backyards. She forages daily and leads Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Walks about once a month at various parks and for special events.
About Lizz Cohoon:
Lizz has been teaching yoga for 3 years and practicing yoga for 15 years. She has loved experiencing nature her entire life - spending much of her childhood summers in the Colorado Rockies. After living for 14 years in Colorado, she moved to Florida in seek of sunshine and purpose. Through teaching yoga and exploring the natural side of Florida, she feels at home and aligned with her life’s journey. She regulary teaches at Happehatchee on Sundays at 10-11am. For more information on Lizz Cohoon, visit lizzcohoon.com/yoga