Mindful Hiking: Waking up to the Wild
July 31–August 3, 2014
Like trees in the forest or fish in the sea, we have an innate ability to live in greater harmony with our environment. While trying to navigate our busy, high-tech world, we can develop habits of mind that leave us feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. Delving deeply into the practice of mindfulness/awareness in nature, we turn our attention toward the subtle interplay of our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and sense perceptions and rediscover how we can open to our fundamental interconnection to all things. Rather than always needing to change where we work, live, or who we love, we can change our relationship to these aspects of our lives in a way that brings us greater happiness and contentment. Join us for an extended weekend that will include sitting and hiking meditation (moderate difficulty at 7,000’- 9,000′ elevation), restorative yoga, and lots of time for solo reflection in nature.
Please watch our recent interview with Kay: Waking up to the Wild
Please read a blog post that Kay has written: Wake up to the Wild (the wildly good!)
Kay Peterson is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Private Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked with diverse populations from families in the child welfare system, to adolescents in residential and wilderness therapy, to individuals and couples in adult outpatient settings. For the past 20 years she has been training therapists and counselors in how to bring to the qualities of mindfulness and compassion to the therapeutic relationship in order to help clients access their fundamental goodness and natural wisdom. kaypeterson.com