What we're about

Envisioning a world where well-being is available to everyone.
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Imagine Well Being also supports the Let's Take a Hike from Suburbia Meetup because nature and well-being are inextricably linked.

Both Meetups offer research based well-being education and practices in a free and public forum, built on values of compassion and service.

Imagine Well Being is classified as a public charity under IRC section 501(c)(3). EIN 85-2885623

For meditation, art and yoga offerings, please go to https://www.meetup.com/LiveImagining-org/

Let's Take a Hike is for people who love to hike, walk and mindfully connect to the beauty of nature while experiencing lessons found only in the great out of doors. 

We are about building intentional community with others who enjoy the relaxation and evidenced based benefits that relaxing in nature brings http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/call-to-wild-text

We will offer meditative hikes in the NOVA region, Shenandoah National Park and on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. 

Hikers will discover how hiking with others in nature can enhance health and help reduce stress in mind, body and soul in ways that will prepare them to live everyday life in more wholehearted way.

Upcoming events (4+)

Creek Critters of Loudoun County

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Amy Ulland, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator, reveals the secret lives and adaptations of creek critters living at the bottom of our local creeks. Meet some of these critters up close and try your hand at identifying them, conduct a simulated stream survey, and design your own creek critter. This program is being jointly sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Loudoun County Public Library as part of LCPL’s Summer Reading Program, and is intended for elementary-aged students. For more information, visit the Purcellville library website.

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Annapolis Rock via the Appalachian Trail

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LIABILITY RELEASE:
By RSVP’ing to attend this event, you agree to release Imagine Well Being and Let’s Take a Hike from Suburbia from any liability. Please review the Liability Release Agreement below.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Let's meet for an moderate hike to Annapolis Rock. This is a 5.1 mile out and back with 816ft elevation. It usually takes about 2 hours to complete, so I've given us plenty of time to stop and take in the surroundings as well as taking our time walking up the mountain.

The Annapolis Rock trail is a popular trail for day hikers in South Mountain State Park with great views along the trail to Annapolis Rock. You can see Greenbrier Lake and Black Rock Cliff. The trail is mostly a walk up the mountain, thought lush forest with great views along the way.

The parking lot is not very big, but with our early hike it should not be a problem.
You can find us by the trailhead, I'll be wearing a bright blue backpack and a black visor.

WHAT TO BRING:
Plenty of Water
Snack
Bug spray
Binoculars (optional)

YOUR GUIDES:
Kate is a lifelong nature lover and hiker. She loves sharing the natural world with others and guiding others in doing the same.

Patricia grew up surrounding by nature in the Dominican Republic. After moving to the US and going through a health journey, she reconnected with nature and is passionate about sharing her love for the outdoors and creating community with similar minded individuals.

NEWSLETTER:
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You can also sign up for Imagine Well Being’s events on our website.
LIABILITY RELEASE:
With my RSVP, I hereby stipulate that I am physically sound to participate in this event.
I understand and agree that all classes, gatherings and workshops are undertaken at my sole risk and that Imagine Well Being and Let’s Take a Hike from Suburbia guides and instructors shall not be liable for injuries or damages to my person or property arising out of or connected to any of these activities.
I authorize Imagine Well Being and Let’s Take a Hike guides and instructors to call 911 in the event that I appear to require emergency medical care, and I assume responsibility for all associated costs.
I have carefully read this agreement and understand its contents. I agree that it is a complete release of liability for any injuries or damage that I may sustain due to Imagine or Let’s Take a Hike classes, gatherings, and workshops.

Life in the Flower Bed

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The flower patch is abuzz with pollinators but also predators looking for a meal. Learn about the good guys vs. the bad guys with “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” camouflaged “crabs,” and zombie bees. You will never look at your flowers the same way after visiting this “Serengeti” in miniature. This talk is co-sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Loudoun County Public Library. Access to this virtual program is via the library website.

https://loudounwildlife.org/event/life-in-the-flower-bed/

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Multi-age Nature Walk: Open Your Senses!

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LIABILITY RELEASE:
By RSVP’ing to attend this event, you agree to release Imagine Well Being from any liability. Please review the Liability Release Agreement below.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Double feature! After a short orientation at the Chapman DeMary outdoor classroom, facilitators will lead 2 concurrent activities, one for youth, and one for adults.

There will be an adult nature walk with Nancy, and a separate nature scavenger hunt for the youth, organized by Gina.

This event is for children, adults, and families.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Optional: bring boots or water-shoes for creek exploring

YOUR GUIDES:
Nancy is a Virginia Master Naturalist and a member of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. She volunteers at the Chapman DeMary Trail. Nancy tends naturalized gardens in the woods and farm where she lives. She incorporates mindfulness into much of her lifestyle. She is also a fiber artist who enjoys sharing mindful crafting through Imagine Well Being.

Gina is a Virginia Master Gardener and she also gardens professionally, incorporating native plants and sustainable practices into her work and home. She is a long-time meditator and practices yoga. Gina is also a musician who plays locally.

NEWSLETTER:
If you would like to receive Imagine Well Being’s monthly newsletter highlighting special events, resources, and a link to our monthly calendar, sign up here.

LIABILITY RELEASE:
With my RSVP, I hereby stipulate that I am physically sound to participate in this event.
I understand and agree that all classes, gatherings and workshops are undertaken at my sole risk and that Imagine Well Being guides and instructors shall not be liable for injuries or damages to my person or property arising out of or connected to any of these activities.
I authorize Imagine Well Being guides and instructors to call 911 in the event that I appear to require emergency medical care, and I assume responsibility for all associated costs.
I have carefully read this agreement and understand its contents. I agree that it is a complete release of liability for any injuries or damage that I may sustain due to Imagine classes, gatherings, and workshops.

Past events (889)

Nature Walk and Watercolor

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