April Hill Conservation and Education Center is proud to offer ongoing workshops and classes for the community! Along with knowledgeable guests and Greenagers staff, our workshops cover a myriad of topics, all with the primary goal of teaching important skills, and connecting our community through food, farming and friends.

We acknowledge the importance of outdoor exploration during this time-however, we also adhere to guidelines of the CDC and State of Massachusetts. All events and workshops will be held outdoors. Masks and social distancing are required.

 


Greet the seasons at april hill

Come experience the seasonal changes at April Hill. Meet Eli Fry, the Trails Coordinator, for a guided trip around the historic April Hill grounds and forest. We will discuss historical usage of the property, the natural environment that surrounds it, and how these aspects are integrated. Come for all four hikes to watch as the year unfolds. Please dress for the weather, bring water, and expect a moderate hike. Limited spaces available – please RSVP to email hidden; JavaScript is required  Goodwill donations welcome but not required.

Summer Solstice Hike – Saturday, June 19- 10am

Fall Equinox Hike – Saturday, September 25- 10am

Winter Solstice Hike – Saturday, December 18- 10am

 

 


Mindfulness series with sandrine harris

Sandrine Harris (SEP, GCFP, RSMT, Mindfulness Facilitator) is an embodied  mindfulness and somatics facilitator, and trauma practitioner with a passionate  focus in experiential healing practices. She is a certified practitioner of Somatic  Experiencing® (SEP) for processing and integrating trauma, the Feldenkrais  Method® (GCFP) for moving mindfully, and is a registered Somatic Movement  Therapist (RSMT). She has been learning through and facilitating the process of  meditative embodiment since 2006, and is the co-author of a radical  mindfulness training, Mindfulness Facilitator Certification (MFC), through the  Copper Beech Institute. Sandrine is a regular guest collaborator within  community groups including VIM Berkshires (offering a bilingual mindfulness  program), and with the students and educators of April Hill. Sandrine has also  been in private practice since 2008, supporting folx from all walks of life in  healing and connection.

Family mindfulness

Connecting with Nature and Each Other

Saturday, July 17th   2 pm   ages 5-10

Join Sandrine, a mindfulness facilitator and embodiment guide, for a family  mindfulness event to celebrate the joy of presence and connection.  Caregivers/Parents are welcomed into this session, alongside the children, to  be in a relational practice together with the natural world.

Come as you are, wearing comfortable clothing. You’ll be guided through  every exploration (no experience needed!).  Email aretha@greenagers.org to register. 

Please bring a blanket(s) or yoga mat(s) to sit on (if possible), and a water bottle  for hydration.  

Adult: $10

Child: $5

Limit per family: $20

SLIDING SCALE AND SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP PARTICIPATING

sensing support

Meditative Tools for Deepening Self-Care

Join Sandrine, a mindfulness facilitator and embodiment guide, for a workshop  exploring deep self-care through meditative practice. You don’t need any  experience at all to join us for this peaceful and practical time, engaging with  real-life tools through practices you can take with you into your daily life.

Come as you are, wearing comfortable clothing. You’ll be guided through  every exploration (no experience needed!). Email aretha@greenagers.org to register!

Please bring a blanket or yoga mat with you (if possible), and a water bottle for  hydration. 

$10 per person

SLIDING SCALE AND SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP PARTICIPATING

saturday july 24th ~ 2-4 pm ~ ages 18+

saturday august 7th ~ 2-4 pm ~ ages 18+

 


Art workshop series

Greenagers is proud to have Tia Maggio leading an exciting art workshop series at April Hill! Come and learn creative painting and drawing techniques- this series works for artists at every level. Tia pulls her inspiration from nature as “it is the only thing that really makes sense to me – wild sunsets, storms, brambles and branches.” Once described as a tonalist, she describes herself as a nature based expressionist. Her pastels of sloping Piedmont hills and skies have been exhibited locally in Northern Virginia and New York City, and are in private collections in the U.S., Italy, Southern France, and most recently, Guatemala. Materials provided, space is limited- please RSVP to email hidden; JavaScript is required

$35 for each class or all three classes for $100

Scholarships available

new date tbd    4-6 pm

The View Outside my Window: Create 6 vignettes inspired by a brief nature walk around April Hill

new date tbd    4-6 pm

Early Harvest, Drawing and Painting from April Hill’s early produce

 


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