A walk in the woods has measurable benefits for brain and body! Try a hike with a trained yogi (not the bear type) at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Many hikers suffer from tight hamstrings, calf and quad muscles, while many yoga practitioners could use more aerobic conditioning. These hikes will help with both.
The hike will be at a moderate pace for 1 to 1.5 miles with intermittent stops for stretching and standing yoga poses for all levels. We will concentrate on stretching leg muscles while opening hips and shoulders. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow for a wide range of movement, comfortable flexible soled shoes and bring a water bottle. A mat will not be necessary for these hikes.
Hikes will be Wed. and Sat. at 9:00 AM and last for 1 to 1.5 hours starting Wed, May 21st and continuing through the end of August. Please consider using this program to get some fresh air, enjoy a beautiful area and build a yoga practice that you can continue throughout your life.
Hikes for Your Health program will be offered in partnership with Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, the Teller County Community Partnership Family Resource Center, and the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds. This hiking program is part of the National Park Service's Healthy Parks, Healthy People USinitiative working to reintegrate human, environmental, and ecological health into the mission of public parks and public lands.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.The entrance fee for the park is $3.00 per adult (16 years or older) or free with one of the many federal land passes.
For more information please call the Monument at (719) 748 – 3253 ext. 122 or 202 or visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/flfo.