Walk and Talk Wellness

Reid Anctil ’22 is offering a series of wellness workshops through the Library for his Senior Capstone project.

Sundays March 6, March 27, April 10
1pm – 3pm Meeting at the MIC

Join Reid Anctil ‘22, for excursions around the Burlington area to reconnect with nature. These walks will give you the opportunity to explore new places (like Centennial Woods and Red Rocks Park), meet new friends, and learn about self-care and wellness skills (like healthy sleep habits and gratitude/appreciation skills) to help you manage stress throughout the semester (#lifegoals). Each excursion will depart from MIC, take around 30 minutes to travel (may be dependent on public transport) to the location and include 45 – 50 minutes of walk and talk time. Then return to the library to enjoy a warm drink and transition back to the “real world”. Each event you attend will give you a chance to enter a raffle for great self-care prizes. Attend all three for more chances to win.

Resources After Attending

Looking for ways to bring what you’ve learned into your life? Look no further! Below you will find all the resources Reid has found relating to his workshops and even extra tools that weren’t discussed! Stay tuned for updated resources after each workshop!

Champlain College Fitness Center Website
Champlain Intramural Schedule
Champlain Fitness Challenge
Spring ’22 Fitness Schedule
Champlain Skating Rink

Champlain College Student Clubs

Burlington Area Resources
Sangha Yoga Studio — donation based yoga studio, pay what you can
Intervale Activities and Events

Places to Walk from Campus

Centennial Woods (1 mile walk from campus)
Centennial Woods is a 65-acre natural area adjacent to the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. It contains a variety of different plants and wildlife, as well as several miles of hiking trails. Walking instructions from Miller Information Commons.

Lone Rock Point (3+ miles, walking and CCTA bus system)
Rock Point Property is a system of PUBLIC trails on PRIVATE property.  Each year, nearly 10,000 people come to Rock Point, finding a place to walk, seek solitude, learn, play, sing, pray, think, share, and be. Rock Point is a welcoming sanctuary in the heart of Burlington, and our hiking trails are accessible for visitors of all abilities. We welcome community members and ask you to respect the guidelines below, which will keep this unique natural area protected for others to enjoy. Walking instructions including CCTA bus system.

Overlook Park (4 miles, one-way walking)
The 1.7 acre park located on the west side of Spear Street is known for its scenic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Walking instructions via the South Burlington recreation path network.

Oakledge Park (2+ miles walking and shuttle service, 0.8 miles walking from Miller Center on Lakeside Ave.)
Located in Burlington’s South End, Oakledge Park boasts two beaches, gorgeous views, walking trails, a treehouse and variety of other outdoor recreation options. Walking instructions including Champlain College campus shuttle service.

University Green (.5 mile walk from Miller Information Commons)
The green took shape in 1801, and has been a central element of the campus since then. It is flanked by some of the university’s oldest and most architecturally important buildings, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Walking instructions from the Miller Information Commons.

Additional Wellness Tips

Sleeping Tips from Park, E., Baim, P., & Kagan, L. (2021). SMART: Stress Management and Resiliency
Training: The Relaxation Response Resiliency Program
(3RP). The Benson-Henry Institute for
Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.