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Group focused on hot springs, public and commercial, secret and not-so-secret, day trips, overnights, road trips, backpacking, spa retreats, anything to do with enjoying hot water..:-) We will also be doing swimming hikes in the summer, backpacking trips in the warmer months, and snow-oriented trips in the winter. So anything to do with water whether it's hot, cold, or frozen..;-)

Upcoming events (4+)

Unique & quirky Sonoma Valley of the moon historical cemetery & wine Trek.

Don't miss this quirky,, mostly easy & unique Haunted cemetery wine & Historical event. We meet in the Sonoma train depot park just North of the Sonoma town square park, Its 2 blks up on First Street West. Go up 1st St, & look for the Train depot on the right. Pull in & park in the back near the train & bathrooms.
NOTE: Take advantage of the sunny & warm weather this weekend.
It's mot to hard but some rocky parts & a little short climbing. Awesome" Valley of the moon" views. Lots of terrain changes. The Black pond. The 2017 fires lookout. The really old & spooky Cemetery. The cool & spooky rock quarry. The Snake Dragon in its Lair.
Stone came from here after the San Francisco quake to rebuild.
The only person in the Revolutionary war to be
buried this cemetery was a William Smith from 1778. There are also many other famous winery & land owner & historical figures here. Sonoma also has the last & most Northern Missionary in California. Lots of historical places & artifacts in town. Sonoma is the last & most Northern of all the California Missions. **** This is a very Historical, fun & social event event.
NOITE: Our after hike & wine tasting social will follow with our usual fun dinner (Optional) around the Town Square.

**Wear good hiking shoes. & a jacket in the am. **I will have Personal Wine varietals for all, water, juices, teas, gourmet fruit & nut packs, hiking poles, great trail bars, plus other snacks & drinks & more.
Bring a lunch for our on the trail wine & picnic location. NOTE: After our hike I have arrangements for our local Winery visit & tasting.
ALL THIS FOR A MEETUP DONATION OF $30. You may use Venmo ,Zelle, $$ or Chk.

I have lengthened this hike from about 3. miles to about 4 miles. This is a very unique trek, We will have great "Valley of the Moon " high Mountain top views.
Only rule: Please don't be a no show. Thanks. EM: [masked] Ph#:[masked]
Indie Tom
Please: No emails. Always text me.

Saturday Free Online Guided Meditation- Learn, practice, relax and grow

Meditate, meet and get motivated.
Meditation that you can use. Meditate for spiritual awakening, stress care, personal development, health...

How to join?
Please click on 'Attend Online' to get Zoom link

We recommend joining by laptop for better experience. All levels welcome.
You will find experience of this online class very real life like and in fact more attentive and personal

Facebook for more resources- more live events, recorded sessions, self learning units, mentorship, downloads..... Join now!


What meditation technique is used?

The gentle and easy technique shared is known as 'Sahaja Yoga' meditation and is practiced in more than 100 countries and is always free. It was founded in 1970 by- Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. When practiced for 10 minutes a day it can lead to dramatic positive change in your personal life - even after one week of practice!

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Expected Outcome of class?

1. Learn how to meditate at home
2. Learn best practices and techniques
3. Experience the 'awakening' of healing energy within us that gives peace and balance
4. Sahaja Yoga meditation toolkit resources to apply techniques learnt in daily life

What happens after this class?

These recurring classes are meant to come together and meditate and learn little by little, so please plan to join them every week for growth in your meditative state and practice. You are equipped with knowledge to start practicing from day 1. As you join us for subsequent classes you are taken forward in meditation practice. In case you are unable to join a class, don't worry and rejoin any time and you can always start afresh.

Do share this event with you friends, colleagues, neighbors and loved ones. It may change their life and it may be the best gift they ever got :).

Need Help?

Please feel free to email or WhatsApp following in case you have more questions or face difficulties joining Zoom session. We will try to keep you informed about more meditation events.
Stay safe and keep meditating!

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Ancient Bat Tree forest & amazing Wildcats Experience !

Online event

What we'll do
We meet in front of the Union hotel in Occidental. We will drive up to the very hidden property in the redwoods from the Hotel.
This may be your only chance for quite some time to experience this amazing event. Visits were stopped after Covid Lockdowns were implemented.
* Our first stop will be to walk & explore the ancient & huge trees hidden in this private grove. This unique forest has the ability to create it's own weather. One of the trees has a small colony of little Brown Bats. Hopefully they will be home for us to see & photograph.

***NOTE: The new baby Clouded Leopard has arrived. Unbelievably adorable. Only 4 pounds. See him up close. They grow up fast!. Don't even think of missing this amazing experience !

From here we will travel a short way to the hidden Sanctuary of 18 unique & endangered Wildcats. This is not a zoo. You will be up close & may even partially interact & touch one of the beautiful Cheetahs.
The last last new baby Cheetah came to them just before Covid shut things down. (Bummer) The baby has now grown up a bit.

You will learn much about these awesome beautiful animals.
Such as: The cool Fish cat. The amazing Ocelot, The most beautiful Snow Leopard & many more fabulous wildcats.
Following our guided educational & photo tour we will break for a light wine luncheon. I'm sure many of you will have questions.

The Wildcat Foundation is a Non profit organization. The only one of its kind in Ca.
Event/Tour donation is $127.00
Please RSVP with your full pymt of 50% deposit by early next week.
Pymts can be to Zelle, Venmo, $$, or Check . If by chk. ; send to: T.Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa , Ca 94558
I will also be available for pickup at 10:30 am at the Petaluma Fairgrounds lot in front of the Library at 100 fairgrounds Dr.
******Must call/text for ride. [masked]

This is one very special experience you will always remember. Plus its a great cause to educate you & preserve the animals that are endangered towards extinction.
NOTE: A new baby has arrived ! Its an adorable mini Sand Cat from the Sahara Desert area. He was 1.5 lbs. & now is a whopping 2.5 lbs. And looks like Yoda when his ears are down. Experience an up close visit with this shy wild cat.
Note: 10 guests are the maximum.

Orr Hot Springs soak and hiking at Montgomery Woods

Orr Hot Springs Resort

Let's get together and soak at Orr hot springs on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 6 & 7 from 12 to 8 p.m. On Sunday we'll go hiking at Montgomery Woods, only 5 minutes away.

This is the perfect time to go to Orr as the weather will have cooled down by then and it hasn't started raining a lot.

Orr recently opened up day-use from 12 to 8 pm. on weekends. Prior to that it was only 4 hours for day use. Day use costs $100 for two people ($50 each). Reservations are required. The Communal Kitchen and dining room are open with limited numbers. Orr is clothing optional in the pools.

You can stay at Orr but it's pretty pricey. I found really good prices at Airbnb's (and motels) in Ukiah. It's about a 30-minute drive from Ukiah.

This is a low key meetup. Time to unwind, unplug and soak. We will get together for dinners and hiking, but everything else is on your own (lodging, reservations, transportation, etc.). Make your reservations early as Orr day use fills up.

I'm a single person so I'm looking for someone who would like to split day-use cost with me. Let me know if you have any questions.

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