Our nature preserves are open to the public 365 days per year from sunrise to sunset, providing natural places that offer peace and respite for all. Willistown Conservation Trust owns and manages Hartman Meadow, Ashbridge, Kirkwood, Kestrel Hill and Rushton Woods Preserves. We maintain these lands to preserve and enhance … Learn more about our nature preserves.
Rejuvenate at Rushton Fireside Wellness Retreat
Join Gaby Evers and Amy Orcutt from Working Wellness at the Rushton Conservation Center to take a restorative pause and set intentions for the new year. Gaby and Amy will lead the group through a day of fireside Yoga, Meditation, and Lunch. After lunch, we will have a guided walk through the Preserve, where we will use our senses to connect to and notice the gift of nature.
This retreat is suitable for all levels.
WHAT TO EXPECT
– 10 am | We’ll start with setting our intentions for our practice, a vinyasa flow that leads into a guided meditation
– 12:00 pm | It’s time to nourish our bodies with tasty lunch, tea, and treats (included in your registration fee)
– 1 pm | We will head into the woods for a quiet, guided nature walk through Rushton Woods Preserve
– 2 pm | Retreat concludes
WHAT TO BRING
– Wear comfortable clothes for practice
– Bring a yoga mat, any props (blocks and straps) you like to use, and a blanket. Please let us know if you need to borrow any of these items.
– Bring a water bottle (filtered water available)
– Our nature walk will be rain or shine, and the trails may be muddy. Please bring warmer layers if it’s chilly and shoes you do not mind getting a bit muddy
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
Gaby Evers completed her yoga teacher training in 2017 at the YogaLife Institute and immediately began teaching classes. Gaby brings her love of sports and fitness to her classes through static and dynamic poses with a focus on strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, and breath. She is especially interested in the mind-body connection and reducing stress and anxiety through yoga. Gaby enjoys teaching yoga to kids, teens, and adults, and believes that yoga is instrumental in leading a healthy, injury-free lifestyle. She is devoted to consistently increasing her knowledge of yoga through practice, study, and additional teacher training, and bringing that knowledge to her practice and her students.
Amy Orcutt loves yoga and loves to share it with her students. She started practicing in 1998, as a complement to her training as a player on the University of North Carolina Women’s Lacrosse team. The benefits of incorporating yoga into her athletic life as a player at Chapel Hill were immediately apparent and started a lifelong love affair with yoga that she’s carried into every part of her life since. In addition to teaching yoga, Amy is the Head Coach of the nationally ranked Conestoga High School Girls Lacrosse team, and has led them to District, Regional, and State Championships. She was named Coach of the Year in 2016 by Philly Lacrosse, and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at her alma mater, Conestoga High School. Amy channels her love of athletics, energy, and enthusiasm to create challenging yoga sequences that will build strength, flexibility, and confidence in all who take her classes.