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Summer At The Sangha 2024—Week 3

July 22 @ 11:00 am July 26 @ 3:00 pm

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Week 3 Sessions

Monday, 7/22:
AM – Live Marine Life Touch Tank
PM – How to Use Sound Vibrations and Energy for Self-Healing

We are excited to have The WaterFront Center of Oyster Bay join us for a marine life education session with a touch tank filled with species from the local area to identify, handle, and explore in detail including learning about our natural water habitats and how to protect them and the life that they support. Then, during lunchtime, we are happy to have Laura Beatus offer Laughing Yoga which can decrease stress and enable a greater sense of well-being in alignment with our afternoon workshop where Reiki Master, Brenda Hohner, will educate participants about how to use sound vibrations and energy for self-healing. We will be provided with scientific background and insight about this wellness method followed by hands-on singing bowl experiences to extend the learning. We can make connections to the power of sound influencing marine life, too!

Wednesday, 7/24:
AM – Flower Arranging and Botany Art
PM – Live Animal Experience

Maria Iliou, an artist and photographer who specializes in flower arranging, will be with us today to teach us the art of flower arranging. We will make a large arrangement together and smaller boutonnieres or corsages to take home. We will incorporate flowers from our Meadow Farm for this workshop and a parallel botany art project. We are privileged to have Sweetbriar Nature Center with us again this summer. They will introduce participants to various animals who reside at their science education and native wildlife rehabilitation center, offer hands-on touch, and discuss details about animal attributes, behavior, and habitats.

Friday, 7/26:
AM – Forest Bathing Meditative Nature Exploration
PM – Wood-Working Wonders – Tables & Trays Paint & Stain Day

Forest Bathing with Stephanie Gaglione, Certified Nature Therapy Guide, will include ways in which to explore nature through a range of invitations providing creative and enjoyable sensory experiences around Historic Malcolm House on the Jericho Preserve to minimize anxiety and attain various health benefits including general calm and connection. We will conclude with Stephanie’s tea ceremony. Wood-Working Wonders will resume in the afternoon to paint and seal each participants’ table-type which can then be brought home. Instruction will be provided by our community partner, carpenter, Malcolm Hall.

If needed, raindates are scheduled at the end of the season, Monday, 8/5 and/or Wednesday, 8/7.

Summer at the Sangha 2024

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During this 4-week summer general public program, teens and young adults with a range of abilities (in middle, high school, college and the workplace) are introduced to a sampling of hands-on, heart-centered nature and wellness community classes across various subject areas such as history, science, and creative art outlets. Games and team-building, too! Guided by our teachers, farmers, peer-mentors and community partners, participants come together for outdoor educational experiences, to enjoy camaraderie and minimize anxiety. Learn what diversity in nature has to teach through the exploration and discovery of plants, animals, land and water in our Long Island “learnscape”, connecting us as kin. Something for everyone! BYO lunch (water & snack available). 

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5 Old Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753
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Summer at the Sangha 2024—Week 3
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$ 450.00


July 22 @ 11:00 am
July 26 @ 3:00 pm
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Christine Keller