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Playing the Music of Point Reyes

Red Barn 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Learn to channel the sounds of the environment in this unique course inspired by the music of nature.Using the acoustic instrument of your choice, you will develop ways to hear the natural soundscapes of Point Reyes and discover, through both abstract and specific musical elements, how to express this pristine soundtrack in your own music. … Continued

Pole Hiking Training in Point Reyes

Red Barn 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Save your knees! Strengthen core muscles while hiking! Learn how hiking with poles improves your performance and confidence on the trail.Learning how to use poles enables you to engage your whole body while hiking and significantly improves performance and confidence on varied terrain. Uphill pole techniques empower you to feel more push, improving your endurance … Continued

Woodblocks – Timeless Art of Designing, Carving & Printing

Red Barn 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Learn the three step Art of Woodblocks: to design, carve and print in black and white or colored inks. Enjoy a day of making & creating!Meet me at the Red barn Classroom for a day of learning and making woodblock prints.Beginner or experienced participants will enjoy a day of making & creating. All tools and … Continued

Drawing Sun-Flowers

Draw beautiful summer flowers and explore various colored pencil and botanical illustration techniques. All levels welcome!Summer is the time for warmth, exuberance, and relaxation. Colored Pencils are a fun, safe and portable and meditative way to express oneself artistically. Join me online (Zoom) in my studio to draw the beautiful flowers of summers- sunflowers, zinnias … Continued

BIPOC Healing in Nature: Guided Hike and Poetry Practice

Bear Valley Trailhead Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Inspired by the beautiful nature of Point Reyes, this event was created with the intention of giving space for BIPOC connection to nature!We welcome Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to connect to nature! Through this guided experience, we hope to introduce people to the beauty of Point Reyes while fostering a space of … Continued

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August Full Moon Member Hike

Estero Trail Estero Trail, Inverness, CA

Anyone can become a PRNSA member and join our monthly full moon hikes!Welcome to Summer in Point Reyes, where the sun hangs high in the sky waiting to welcome the moon. Just like sunset, our full moon hikes start at a later time this season (7:30pm) to allow you time to experience the moon. The … Continued

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Journal Sketching and Painting

Five Brooks Trailhead Five Brooks Trail, Olema, CA

Sketch along the trail in pen or pencil, then learn to add watercolor. Finish the day with a journal full of Pt Reyes scenes!Joan will meet participants at the Five Brooks Trailhead and demonstrate and discuss how to make a quick journal sketch. Beginner or advanced participants welcome! No experience necessary. Then we will disperse … Continued

Forest Bathing Walk

Muddy Hollow Trailhead 169 Limantour Rd, Inverness, CA

A Forest Bathing walk is a guided slow meander intended to allow for a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world.Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which can be loosely translated to “taking in the medicine of the forest” . This practice was established in the 1980's in Japan as a direct response to declining health … Continued

New! Pole Hiking Practice Hike

Bear Valley Picnic Area 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

If you have taken any prior poles training from the instructor we invite you to come practice and build confidence on this small group hike!If you have taken any prior poles training from the instructor, Jayah Faye Paley, then we invite you to practice your techniques and build your confidence on this guided small group … Continued

September Full Moon Member Hike

Limantour Beach Limantour Spit Trail, Inverness, CA

Anyone can become a PRNSA member and join our monthly full moon hikes!Welcome to late summer in Point Reyes, where the sun hangs high in the sky waiting to welcome the moon. Just like sunset, our full moon hikes will star at an earlier time as we move into the fall season (7:00pm) to allow … Continued

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Forest Bathing Walk

Muddy Hollow Trailhead 169 Limantour Rd, Inverness, CA

A Forest Bathing walk is a guided slow meander intended to allow for a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world.Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which can be loosely translated to “taking in the medicine of the forest” . This practice was established in the 1980's in Japan as a direct response to declining health … Continued

Introduction to Natural Dyes and Ecoprinting

Red Barn Classroom 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Learn the basics of Natural Dyes and Ecoprinting to create a natural tie-dyed bandana and take home your own botanically printed silk scarf!Curious about Natural Dyes and Ecoprinting? Meet with me and other interested folks at the Point Reyes National Seashore for a relaxed workshop to learn the basics of how to transfer color from … Continued

Fall Migration at the Point

Chimney Rock Trail Head Chimney Rock Trail, Inverness, CA

Fall is an exciting season; warblers, flycatchers and others may be near the Lighthouse and Drakes Beach. Explore to find them!Fall can be one of the most exciting times for birding at Point Reyes. Specific conditions and weather may cause a wide variety of migrant warblers, flycatchers and other landbirds to rest and feed in … Continued