WINTER 2023 CLASSES


Class participants register as individuals (but feel free to invite your friends to join you and register online!).

 

Classes are typically held weekly on a consistent day (i.e. every Tuesday) and many classes offer a multiple sessions throughout the season. Check out your class registration page for dates and number of weeks.


Click on your favourite classes below to learn more!


Note, some classes have multiple sessions, and later sessions will have extended registration deadlines.

 
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  How-to Cross Country Ski + Tips/Tricks!

Winter 2023 Cross-Country Skiing - Saturdays

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Feel the fresh air, meet outdoor-oriented people and try something new this Winter!

Join KSSC in this 5-week outdoor social program led by a certified CANSI instructor that will provide instructions on how-to Cross-Country Ski + tips/tricks for experienced participants. All skill levels are welcome!

Did you know? The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area has over 13km of groomed and track set trails to explore! And it’s just 2 minutes north of Kingston.

Don't have equipment? No problem, rentals are available!

We hope to see you on the trails!


*Note* The Cross Country Ski Program is excluded from podium pricing discounts.

1.21, 1.28, 2.4, 2.11, 2.18

10:00 AM

 
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  Snowshoeing - How-To + Tips/Tricks!

Winter 2023 Snowshoeing - Sundays

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Strap on some snowshoes and explore some of Kingston's best trails at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area!

Join KSSC in this 5-week outdoor social program led by a CRCA instructor that will provide instructions on how-to Snowshoe + tips/tricks for experienced snowshoe participants. All skill levels are welcome!

Don't have equipment? Rentals are available!

Meet nature-oriented people, feel the fresh air and get your steps in this Winter!

1.22, 1.29, 2.5, 2.12, 2.19

10:00 AM

 
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  Lantern Lit Evening Forest Therapy Walk

Winter 2023 Forest Therapy Walk - Jan 11

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Join us on January 11th from 6:30pm-8:00pm to embrace and connect with the winter season and kick off the new year, by trying something new!

Join ANFT certified Forest Therapy Guide and Trainer Stana Luxford Oddie on a lantern lit evening Forest Therapy under the starry night sky. You will have the opportunity to partake in invitations and experience Little Cataraqui Creek CA at night in the safe company of others.

FOREST THERAPY WALK - WHAT TO EXPECT

Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of "Shinrin-Yoku" that translates into Forest Bathing. Forest Therapy is a gentle guided experience that can support every aspect of our well-being. There are many wonderful health benefits attributed to Forest Therapy such as boosted immune function, attention restoration and a reduction in stress and depression. The ANFT way of Forest Therapy is a relational practice focused on caring for all beings. The aim of Forest Therapy is to connect through your senses with yourself, others and the forest.

Invitations and opportunities to share will be offered throughout the experience, and you are meant to partake in any way that feels comfortable for you, all is welcome during a Forest Therapy Walk. Stana is the Guide and “The Forest is the Therapist and the guide opens the door to the senses.”

For more information on Forest Therapy, please visit the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides website: www.natureandforesttherapy.earth or www.cataraquiconservation.ca

ABOUT YOUR GUIDE - STANA!

Stana Luxford Oddie is a trained Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) Guide (2016 - cohort 6) and Trainer (2018). Based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, she has been working for Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority for over twenty-three years as the Senior Conservation Educator. Her passion is supporting people to cultivate their relationship with the More-Than-Human World with their head, heart and hands. Through Cataraqui Conservation, Stana brings Forest Therapy walk experiences and nature education to all ages in the community from private and public organizations and as well to elementary and secondary school aged children and youth in all seasons! She earned her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s in 1999 from the Specialized Outdoor and Experiential Education Program and is a certified OCT teacher in good standing. Her mindfulness and embodiment journeys along with her Forest Therapy guiding continue to open her heart and deepen her relationship with all beings.

1.11

6:30 PM