“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” 

John Muir

Healing Walk at Lake Wintergreen with Root Life

As we approach the 16th birthday and the first anniversary of the murder of Elijah Gomez, Eli’s Garden of Healing is pleased to offer a healing walk at Lake Wintergreen in Hamden.

This event will be led by Praxis, founder of Root Life. Praxis is an urban farmer with a passion for nature centric healing.

We will be hiking in West Rock State Park starting at Lake Wintergreen and will make our way to the summit where we will spend 45 minutes to an hour participating in a sound healing activity followed by meditative reflection and discussion. We will then proceed to hike back to Lake Wintergreen to end our session. The event will last a total of 3 hours.

Things To Keep In Mind

-This hike will be on a rocky path that has relatively steep slopes. It is recommended that you wear comfortable footwear for the occasion. Hiking boots are a preference for ultimate comfort.

-It is also recommended that you bring water to keep yourself hydrated during our hike. Energy bars, trail mix &/or any other energy snacks are welcome as well.

-Check for weather conditions on the morning of the hike. Having the right gear for the day of the hike will highly impact your level of comfort on the hike.

RAIN DATE: May 21st

Before departing on our healing walk, all participants will be asked to sign hiking and event photography waivers


About Praxis:

Praxis was born & raised in New Haven, CT; an indigenous resident to the city, Praxis has always had a strong passion for uplifting & empowering the local community.

Praxis has been urban farming in New Haven for 10 years; 4 Of those years were spent working as a fulltime Farmer & Environmental Educator For Common Ground High School while the rest of the time has been spent volunteering with local agricultural organizations such as New Haven Farms, The New Haven Land Trust, The Yale Sustainable Food Project, & The Yale Botanical Gardens.

In addition to working for and volunteering with key local agricultural organizations, Praxis has spent his time assisting local community gardens with start-up, maintenance & garden essentials as well as facilitating after school Garden Club programs.


Registration for this event required and is limited. Due to limited parking at Lake Wintergreen, carpooling is encouraged.  If registration is closed due to reaching capacity, please email growers@elisgardenofhealing with the number of people you would like to attend.

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