Outdoor Wellness Fellowship
Join our next group of learners and adventurers. Be part of a dynamic and supportive community dedicated to achieving independence and experiencing the Great Outdoors. This is an opportunity to expand your life vision, learn from neurologic experts, connect with peers, improve your physical mobility skills, engage in your community, and experience the outdoors in a new and meaningful way.
Designed specifically for adults with neurologic conditions, our Outdoor Wellness Fellowship program gives you the tools and inspiration to live a life of adventure!
Phase I: Learn & Discuss
Immerse yourself in a teaching and discussion course about critical topics like brain health, neuroplasticity, sleep, nutrition, stress management, pain, physical activity, strength, fitness and living well. Meetings are monthly in the Bend area.
Join our weekly exercise and flexibility class, with options for all levels of fitness and ability. You will be given ideas for home exercises, and will improve your balance, strength and mobility in a fun group environment.
Phase II: Experience
Join other fellowship students and put your knowledge to practice with our outdoor rehab-based adventures. We will plan 2 group outings each month. Past outings: kayaking, recumbent biking, hiking, adaptive fishing, underground cave tour, Newberry Crater, Lava Lands, zip line, the High Desert Museum and an Alpaca Farm.
Phase III: Lead & Teach
Before graduating, each student will complete a capstone project of their choosing, with guidance from our program instructors. This could be an educational presentation at your local support group, creating an informational flyer for the community, or planning an outdoor adventure for others to experience.
Upon completion of our program, each fellowship student will receive a graduation certificate! You will also join an exclusive group of alumni and have access to social connections to help you maintain the knowledge and skills developed during your fellowship year.