Mindfulness in Nature Retreat
Date(s) - 09/15/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This Mindful Movement and Nature retreat will be spent meditating outdoors in the natural beauty of Southwest Montana. We’ll settle into sessions of silence through walking a labyrinth and doing nature specific Mindfulness practices. Whether it is listening to the clear, lyrical sounds of the birds, walking the labyrinth, or sitting graced with the natural grasses and grazing deer, we will open to the profound serenity and wisdom of nature.
Participants will dip their toe into the practice of Mindfulness – the capacity to be present to ourselves and our environment and then learn how to apply this receptivity to developing a contemplative relationship with nature. By cultivating this inner quiet and open curious spirit outdoors we can learn from nature as the ultimate teacher, and both deepen our connection and appreciation of the earth in which we live, while learning how to take these lessons into our everyday life.
To support the meditation process, retreats of all lengths will be done in silence with guidance. Participants will enter silence together at the start of the retreat, after introductions. That said, there will be opportunities for questions and group discussion and your teacher is committed to being available to you if you need to talk with them at anytime.
This retreat is appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators. Whether you are curious about meditation, mindfulness, and how to deepen your connection to the natural world, or you simply recognize the need for some silent time to reconnect with yourself, these short retreats are for you! Be prepared for unexpected delight, mystery, silence, and illumination.
*** Note there are a series of retreats throughout the summer and fall of different lengths! Check them all out!
This September retreat is 6 hours.
For this retreat, participants should be able to walk between 2-3 miles of moderate terrain.