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Family Animal Forms for Early Risers -- Morning Stretch, Strength, and Mobility Play (so Sleepyheads Can Sleep In)
Family Animal Forms for Early Risers -- Morning Stretch, Strength, and Mobility Play (so Sleepyheads Can Sleep In)

Sat, Jul 13


Manitoulin Eco Park & DarkSky

Family Animal Forms for Early Risers -- Morning Stretch, Strength, and Mobility Play (so Sleepyheads Can Sleep In)

Here's something fun to do away from the campsite so late risers don't get grouchy. Drawing from movement therapies such as Yoga, Brain Gym, and Trager, this class is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult, or a caregiver over the age of 16, limit of 3 children per caregiver.

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Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Manitoulin Eco Park & DarkSky, 18777 ON-6, Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0, Canada

About the Event

          Family Animal Forms for Early Risers -- Stretch, Strength, and Mobility Play (so Sleepyheads Can Sleep In)

          Nature educator and movement therapist trained in Yoga, Feldenkrais, Trager, Brain Gym, Advanced Stretching, Play Therapy, and more, will lead a circle of up to 30 adults and children into mimicry of wildlife movements.  This can be as gentle or vigorous as suits the individual, and chairs or benches will be available for elders needing to sit while playing along.

         Register early if you know your children will waken early, especially after a long drive to the park on Friday!

         Meet at the picnic shelter beside the office, store, and showers (or if the weather is unkind, inside the Nature Centre).   Please be aware that this is a scent-free event, and come prepared:

         This event is a fundraiser to make our public washrooms wheelchair accessible and all-season, and winterize our nature centre.  

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Important    Notes

Orientation to the DarkSky Preserve, Campground & Observation Field

The DarkSky Preserve has a no white light policy after sunset: no campfires; please have red filters for your flashlights, headlamps, and camping lamps; plan to arrive by sunset to drive a car in. The gate will be closed to cars after sunset.

  • The DarkSky Preserve or DSP includes an observation field plus campsites, the Stargazing Cabin, and Milky Way Bunkie for overnight guests. As a courtesy please keep voices low and cell phones on silent after sunset

  • No white light is allowed in the DSP including no campfires, cell phone screens, or vehicle headlights.

  • While we encourage event participants to walk without artificial light as much as possible, as a safety measure please be sure to bring your own flashlights and/or headlamps with AMBER or RED filters sufficient to colour and significantly dim the light shining through (you can attach cloth or cellophane paper with tape).

  • Astronomy guides will be at the front and back of the group with amber or red light sources.

  • On standard settings, cell phones should not be used as flashlights, or for taking pictures due to the white light of their screens and flashes. Alternatively, you can download an AMBER OR RED LIGHT app for your smartphone.

  • No laser pointers of any kind or strength (other than in use by our astronomy staff).

  • The DSP gate is closed to vehicles after sunset.

  • During all astronomy events, for safety all guests should stay with their guide and the group at all times. If you need to leave the event early for any reason, please be sure to notify one of the astronomy guides before you go.




All Event tickets are non-refundable. However, should DarkSky Preserve need to cancel an event, you will receive the option of either an opportunity to come to one of our future events, or a credit voucher in the amount of your purchase to be used at the Park during the same season, both pending availability.

  • All event tickets are non-refundable.

  • Events are held in all sky and weather conditions except those the Eco Park determines to be hazardous (eg. lightning, high winds).

  • Event tickets can be transferred to another date this season (pending availability) only if the Eco Park cancels the event. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation in advance.

To request change of date or for cancelations, visit:

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