Mindfulness in Nature: a three-week nature meditation course
Many people find the natural world a supportive (and often easier) place to quiet the mind, release stress from the body, and access compassionate wisdom. Mindfulness in Nature is for anyone who would like to experience the benefits of nature meditation and/or grow a personal nature meditation practice. This course is also for folx curious about mindfulness but who find it difficult to get out of their heads when meditating indoors. Surrounded by the restorative beauty of nature, you will learn simple techniques to balance your nervous system and to skillfully meet life with care.
Each week we’ll explore a mindfulness theme through a blend of eco-dharma talks, guided nature meditation practice, and contemplative reflection. Attention will be given to adapting practices to meet individual needs and interests. In this course, you will be encouraged to try some of these practices on your own between sessions. As a support, you will receive weekly guidance emails: instructions for the nature meditations practiced in group; tips for self-guided/home practice; and supplemental mindfulness and nature meditation resources. This course is being held in-person and outdoors (NW Portland) with a limited size group. No prior experience needed.
AUTUMN 2021 EDITION (Portland, OR)
Friday afternoons, 3:30 – 5pm / Sept 24th, Oct 1st, Oct 8th
- Session 1: Opening our Sense Gates
- Session 2: Exploring our Elemental Nature
- Session 3: Cultivating a Radiant Heart
For inquiries about Mindfulness in Nature for small groups, organizations, or as a private, contact Ashley.
Tuition and Registration
Tuition is on a sliding scale: $90 – $115 – $140. We encourage you to pay at your highest level possible to support accessibility; we thank you for your generosity. Email Ashley if you need additional financial support as we do not want cost to be a barrier. Refunds less 10% will be given for cancellations at least one week in advance. If cancelling with less than 7 days notice, refunds (less 10%) will be given only if your space is filled from a waitlist.
REGISTER HERE. Once your registration and payment have been received you will be sent a confirmation. This will exclude more details about the location as well as a Participant Information & Waiver form.