Through our Kitchener Natural Areas Program (KNAP), we offer events and learning opportunities for people of all ages. We run these programs at Huron Natural Area and other spaces in Kitchener.

On this page:

  1. About the program
  2. Current programs
  3. Program cost
  4. Get email updates
  5. Tell us what you think

About the program

The Kitchener Natural Areas Program (KNAP) is an environmental program that promotes the stewardship of our natural spaces by:

  • engaging the community in environmental stewardship projects
  • educating people about our natural areas
  • creating opportunities for people to experience nature in the city

We offer this program through partnerships with:

  • Waterloo Region Nature Club
  • Waterloo Stewardship Council
  • Nature Connect
  • Humans in Nature

Current programs

Open the accordions below for information about upcoming programs.

Guided Nature Meditation (online)

Date: Monday, July 11

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: online on Zoom

Cost: free

Wind down your day with two guided meditations that draw on the elements of nature to help you ease into a state of peace and relaxation. This program is suitable for beginners.

This program is offered for free online through Zoom. Registration is required.

Register online

Yoga Hike at Monarch Woods (in-person)

Dates: Thursdays in July (7, 14, 21, 28)

Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Monarch Woods

Cost: free

Registration: not required

Get your vitamin-N (nature) along with your daily exercise on a 90-min yoga hike at Monarch Woods. During this series of hikes, we will get to enjoy yoga breaks as we walk the trails in the beauty of the maples and creek ravine! The walking pace will be moderate with leisurely portions. Yoga postures will be suitable for all skill levels. No yoga mat required, only comfortable footwear. Please bring your own water, sunscreen and bug spray. 

Washroom facilities are not available at this location.

Please meet at the park entrance located between 112 and 106 Stoke Drive. Street parking.

This program runs rain or shine but will be cancelled or re-scheduled if severe weather is expected.

This program is offered free of charge.

Yoga in the Park (in-person)

Date: Tuesday, July 19

Time: 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Huron Natural Area

Cost: free

Registration: not required

Enjoy a yoga session in the beauty of Huron Natural Area. This outdoor yoga program will be led by a certified yoga instructor and is suitable for beginners. Please bring your own mat or blanket and any other items to make the experience comfortable for you (e.g. water, sunscreen, bug spray etc.).

This is a drop-in program, no registration required. Please meet on the lawn by the park main entrance. This program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

This program is offered free of charge.

Guided Nature Meditation (online)

Date: Monday, August 8

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: online on Zoom

Cost: free

Wind down your day with two guided meditations that draw on the elements of nature to help you ease into a state of peace and relaxation. This program is suitable for beginners.

This program is offered for free online through Zoom. Registration is required.

Register online

Yoga in the Park (in-person)

Date: Tuesday, August 16

Time: 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Huron Natural Area

Cost: free

Registration: not required

Enjoy a yoga session in the beauty of Huron Natural Area. This outdoor yoga program will be led by a certified yoga instructor and is suitable for beginners. Please bring your own mat or blanket and any other items to make the experience comfortable for you (e.g. water, sunscreen, bug spray etc.).

This is a drop-in program, no registration required. Please meet on the lawn by the main park entrance. This program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

This program is offered free of charge.

Program cost

Most programs are free. If there is a fee, we will include it in the program description.


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