Mindfulness in Nature

sat09sep10:15 amsat12:00 pmMindfulness in Nature10:15 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Event Details

Mindfulness in Nature – 5 Part Class Series

Select Saturdays in September and October from 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Mindfulness in Nature Class Series,
Saturdays, Sept 9,30, Oct 7,14,21, 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The last few years have been stressful for all of us! The Mindfulness in Nature class series is an opportunity for us to take some time to reconnect with ourselves and our natural surroundings. Through exploration of some of the key tenets of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and nature-based sensory activities, we will learn to cultivate the present moment as a means of connecting with both our inner selves and the environment around us. The classes will integrate techniques, such as guided sitting and walking meditation and breathing techniques with sensory activities in Nature, and include time for reflection and discussion, as we grow together. In this series, we will explore in greater depth how mindfulness meditation can help us turn towards our emotions and body sensations, how self-compassion is an integral component of mindfulness practice, and we will develop practices of gratitude and compassionate listening. While delving into each of the above, the classes will help participants discover how Nature can serve to both comfort and heal us. Please bring a mat, pillow, or chair to sit on (outside) for short meditations and discussion. In the event of inclement weather, we will meet in the Visitor’s Center. This program is limited to 12 participants. No previous experience necessary. Cost is $20 Per Session.
Instructor
Erica Blatt has a PhD in Environmental Education and has been a professor of Science and Environmental Education at Rowan University and the College of Staten Island, CUNY. She has also taught high school Biology and Environmental Science in a number of diverse settings, and has been an outdoor educator at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, worked for Wilderness Ventures leading trips in the Pacific Northwest of the US, and the Appalachian Mountain Club in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She has completed her certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and spent several years using mindfulness meditation and Nature to guide her own process of healing from trauma and anxiety.

Time

(Saturday) 10:15 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

Location

Pennypack Trust Headquarters

2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust