Mindfulness in Nature Meditation Retreat
Saturday September 12th, 10am – 4:30pm
at Rising Fawn Gardens, GA
Retreat Cost: $35 registration fee plus Dana* for the teacher
The registration for this retreat will open in June.
“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” – William Shakespeare, as You Like It
“Without the oxygenating breath of the forest, without the clutch of gravity and the tumbled magic of river rapids, we have no distance from our technologies, no way of assessing their limitations, no way to keep ourselves from turning into them.”
– David Abram, The Spell of The Sensuous
This retreat will be held in silence and spent mostly outdoors (weather permitting) in the beauty of nature. It will include:
- guided mindfulness meditations
- walking meditations
- contemplative practices to help us reconnect to ourselves and the natural world around us
- time for personal reflections and journaling
- group discussion
- mid-day lunch break to practice mindful eating
Bring your lunch, journal, pen and any appropriate props you will need for your sitting meditation practice. Rising Fawn has chairs, large bolsters and blankets. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking outside.
This retreat is suitable for all levels of practice, however some meditation experience is suggested.
We’ll be gathering at the Yoga House at Rising Fawn Gardens, Georgia. This beautiful 600-acre farm is nestled between the natural boundaries of Lookout Creek and the western slope of Lookout Mountain.
*There will be an opportunity to offer Dana to the teacher at the end of the retreat (financial contributions in the form of a check or cash). Dana is a practice of expressing gratitude through generosity.
There are two work-study scholarships available for those in need. Please call Janka at 423-488-5406 to inquire.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the retreat.