Saturday, June 11, 2016
Yountville to Napa
Our mission: The Healing Walk is a peaceful pilgrimage along the length of the Napa Valley, rooted in the indigenous philosophy of invoking sacred space to heal the land and its people where damage has been done. The walk is interfaith, intergenerational, and intercultural, with the goal of cultivating appreciation and respect for Napa Valley’s watersheds and wildlife and supporting policy changes that ensure their protection.
What: Walk 9 miles with us or a shorter 4 miles as follows:
9 Mile Walk (50 person limit): Please gather at Yountville Veterans Memorial Park at 8:15 AM for sign-in. Calpulli Nanahuatzin, local indigenous group, will use drum and song to cleanse and bless the water, asking the land and the Wappo ancestors permission to partake in the Healing Walk.
Yountville Veterans Memorial Park is at
6453 Washington Street, Yountville CA 94559
4 Mile Section: Please gather at Las Flores Park at 10:30 AM for sign-in. Drum and song will agian gather us and prepare us to depart.
Las Flores Park is at
4300 Linda Vista Avenue, Napa CA 94558
Closing Ceremony 2 PM-2:30 PM : Free and open to the public. Help us receive the walkers with ceremonial drumming and a group “friendship dance” with the local indigenous groups Suscol Intertribal Council and Calpulli Nanahuatzin at the new Oxbow Commons by the Napa River.
If you have a drum or shaker we encourage you bring it and to join the spirit holders who sing and drum during the lenght of the walk.
*Please specify if your RSVP is for the 9 mile walk that begins in Yountville, or the 4 mile walk that begin at Las Flores Park. Specify “9 miles” or “4 miles” on the “add comment” box upon completing your RSVP.
Find out more:
Healing Walk Napa Valley 2016