On Sunday, May 21th, 2017 from 11:00-4:30pm, Tara Redwood School will host its Inaugural Annual Hike 4 Peace and Community Gathering at our beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha. The entire event is FREE and everyone is invited to join. This is a community event intended to bring the entire community together for positive action and interaction! We believe it is important, now more than ever, to create opportunities for people to come together in a positive way. We are all about promoting peace and compassion for all. We hope you will join us in creating a peaceful and powerful day. 

Parking will be available on site near the meadow. Please car pool if you can.

Collect pledges and bring your family, bring your friends, and create community through joyful celebration and hike for peace! Walk, hike, or dance your way through the one mile long eight verses trail at the beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha. Each verse will be a ‘checkpoint’ where everyone can rest, reflect, talk and share. Children, families, and community can hike at their own pace.

We will have an open house for our young children & preschool age students that day as well.
Stop by between 11am-12:30pm and 2-4pm to see our classrooms and meet teachers.

For more information about Tara Redwood School visit


HIKE4 PEACE Hike- a-Thon  (11:00 – 2:00pm )
(not limited to these times)



1:30 – 2:00pm      Qi Gong with Lee Holden (Santa Cruz Chi Center)

2:00 – 2:30pm     Family Yoga with Luma (Luma Yoga)

2:30 – 2:45pm      Planetary Healing Meditation with Githanjali (Source Healing)

2:45 - 3:15pm        Music for Peace with Bill & Bob (Tara Dads’ Band)

3:15 - 3:30pm        Meditation with Anila Angie

3:30 –4:30pm       Tibetan Tara Puja with Gyuto Monks


ACTIVITIES (12:30 - 4:30pm)    

Henna Painting with Silvana (Primal Henna Art)

Tie Dying Hike4Peace T/Shirts with Jeremy (A Brighter World)

Organic Veggie & Herb starts with Beth (Old House Farm)

Driftwood Wishing Mobiles

Earth Lotus Mural

Giant Bubble Wishing

Face Painting with Rica (Sacred Mud)

Massage with David Fromier



Merge4 Socks

EstWst Collective Bags

Thank You Earth Book (author & Illustrator Jennifer Waddell)



Baked with Love (Tara Community Delicacies

La Vie Veggie & Fruit Juices (La Vie: wellness in a bottle)


QiGong for Peace

Qi Gong with Lee Holden

Qi Gong is called the art of effortless power and originated by observing nature. Within all of us is a place of peace and tranquility. By cultivating internal energy,peace, relaxation, compassion, and kindness come forth with ease.

Qi Gong combines relaxing movement, gentle stretching, flowing sequences that create a moving meditation.

Lee Holden, owner of the Santa Cruz Chi Center, author, and talent for the PBS show Qi Gong for Less Stress and More Energy, will be your guide for this journey to inner peace, abundant energy, and embodied meditation.

For more information visit www.leeholden.com


Old House Farm

Beth Bradford, parent and organic farmer will bring her organic starters and some handmade up-cycled containers for planting!

Beth is the co-owner of the small-scale, certified organic family farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located in Scotts Valley, the warm sunny south-facing hillsides are at 900 feet in elevation, allowing the growth of a wide range of seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruit year-round.

For more information visit: www.oldhousefarm.net

A Brighter World Tie Dye

Jeremy has been tie dying since 1987 and used to make bandanas to sell across the country at Grateful Dead concerts.
You can choose your own design and Jeremy will help you dye it!.

Why tie-dye at this event? The rainbow colors represent the helpful qualities we focus on at Tara Redwood School. These colors symbolize peace, because when we practice these qualities we develop inner peace and so it follows that our actions will contribute to creating a more peaceful world.

Jeremy will take your tees and wash the excess dye out at his store. You can pick your shirts up from the Village Campus in Soquel on Tuesday afternoon!

Jennifer Waddell

Author and illustrator of her book on Gratitude, Jennifer will be selling her book and also offering a wonderful activity for the children to do.







Our fine local musicians and "Tara Dads",
Bill Shaw & Bob von Elgg will be playing acoustic
instruments for everyone's pleasure.


Gyuto Monks






The Gyuto Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in
East Richmond Heights, California, is a charitable non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibet's
living cultural and spiritual heritage.

For more information visit  gyutofoundation.org


Gitanjali Hemp

Source Healing

Gitanjali Hemp is a Tara parent and the founder of Syntara System.

Syntara System is a fluid, dynamic and alive system of energetic intelligence that activates and awakens those who study and experience it. It strengthens the essence of all other systems, modalities and structures, honoring their diversity and illuminating their strengths.

For more information on Githanjali's work visit: www.syntarasystem.com


Primal Henna

Silvana Piga is a Tara parent and the artist behind the beautiful creations of Primal Henna.
Her artistry is luxurious, delightful and healing.

For more information visit: www.primalhenna.com




La Vie Juices

La Vie founder and visionary, Yeyen Gunawan is a parent at Tara Redwood School, mother of Kiko who is in the upper Elementary class.

La Vie offers over 17 healthy drinks designed for all ages from babes-in-arms on up. including a variety of freshly made almond milks, and the first ever multi-day Probiotic Juice Cleanse. We make our drinks using mostly locally grown ingredients grown within 200 miles of our Santa Cruz kitchen. We encourage our customers to participate in our recycling and re-use program designed to reduce waste and increase the sustainability of our packaging.



Family Yoga with Luma



Merge4 is a way into respecting the environment by implementing the "11 Steps Environment Program" to ensure that as a brand they are producing quality socks with less waste.


East West Collective

EST WST Collective is a brother-sister team who started the company out of the understanding that every action has an effect on the planet and its population. EST WST Collective recognizes the potential for positive impact and envision a sustainable brand that connects consumers to artists and their culture through design.

For more info visit www.estwstcollective.com