Waking-up to the Wild: Hiking as Meditation
June 28–30, 2013
Discover ease of movement, stillness of mind, and the healing power of nature by integrating mindfulness awareness practices with hiking in the spectacular terrain that is Shambhala Mountain. While navigating the busy, high-tech world, we can often find ourselves distracted by past events and future planning that leaves us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. We may miss the simple joy of the present moment that creates the foundation for sustainable happiness. When we begin to take notice of the simplicity of our breath, the sharpness of our senses and the subtle movements of our bodies, we can begin to train our minds to experience the mundane in our lives as if it were a spectacular sunset or a cool mountain breeze. Join us for a weekend that will include guided sitting and hiking meditation, restorative yoga, and time for solo reflection in nature.
Kay Peterson will also be teaching: Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking | August 1-4.
Kay Peterson, MA, MFT Intern, is a pshychotherapist, wilderness guide and Shambhala meditation instructor. She has been facilitating nature-inspired programs focused on individual transformation, creative group processes and mindfulness since 1996. Kay teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a board member of Northern California Shambhala.