Mindful Hiking: Weathering Life’s Storms

Kay Peterson and Chad Bennett

August 23–27, 2017

Tuition $175 + 4 nights

Kay Peterson, MA, MFT

Chad Bennett, MA


A passing rainstorm doesn’t have to ruin a hike if we remember to bring a raincoat or don’t mind temporarily getting a little wet! The clouds are certain to pass and we may even be left feeling stronger and more rejuvenated than we expected. Our emotional landscape is much like the weather – we may not be able to control it, but we do have power over our reactions to it. In this program we learn to ride the waves of intensity by tapping into the indestructible calm within. Join us for a weekend of meditation, mindful hiking, restorative yoga, and silence as well as group activities leaving you feeling refreshed and empowered for the weather ahead!

Kay Peterson

Kay Peterson, MA, MFT is a psychotherapist, wilderness guide, and Shambhala Meditation instructor. She has been facilitating nature-inspired programs that integrate mindfulness, individual transformation, and creative group process since 1996. Kay also teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is adjunct faculty at Naropa University. www.kaypeterson.com

Chad Bennett

Chad Bennett, MA, therapist, coach, teacher and facilitator, has been integrating dharma teachings with outdoor activities for over 15 years. He spent 13 years as a trainer for wilderness instructors at Outward Bound and began intensive vipassana retreat practice in India and Thailand in 2003. He has taught in the MA Wilderness therapy program at Naropa University and is currently in private practice.

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