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Understanding our Nature

Join Ashley Dahl, MSW, CMT-P for day of nurturing quiet and contemplation with nature.

August 15, 2020 // 10:00am – 4:00pm

Attuning to the natural world can gently support us in becoming more understanding of our humanness, while seeing our full and compassionate potential more clearly. This can be particularly relevant in times of uncertainty and challenge.  Through a weaving of contemplative practices, quiet time in nature and eco-dharma talks we’ll cultivate our capacity for natural awareness. In doing so, we’ll explore ways of being in reciprocal, caring relationship with nature, along with our fellow humans.

Understanding our Nature daylong retreat is being held at a small, family-owned agro-retreat center in Oregon’s beautiful Coastal Range. About 75 minutes from Portland, the land is situated along the Nehalem River and features a wooded trail, rolling meadow, and several options for personal, quiet contemplation.

Group size is limited to facilitate safety. (See below for more on Covid-19 related safety measures.) Cost of the retreat includes:

  • Guided meditations (sitting, walking, supine), eco-dharma talks and reflective practices
  • Full access to the property’s serene natural landscapes
  • Lovingly prepared vegetarian lunch, served in spacious outdoor dining area
  • Tea service

Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Understanding our Nature daylong is being offered on a sliding scale:

  • $65 – supported
  • $85 – sustaining (covers costs)
  • $105 – supporting

Full payment, along with both a completed Registration Form and Information & Waiver Form, is required to hold your space. Refunds less 10% will be provided for cancellations made by 7/24. No refunds will be given for cancellations after 7/24.

This retreat has FILLED. Please email me to be added to the waitlist and/or if a second date were added you would be interested.

Due to Covid-19 we’re implementing several measures for participant safety:

  • Practices, talks, tea and lunch will be held outside with a minimum of 6-feet distance from others. Note: there are shady spots on the property as well as an open-air sheltered area in case of rain.
  • There are two large bathrooms available for participant use. They each open into an open-air room, and each have multiple toilet stalls and sinks. Participants will be assigned a stall and handwashing sink for their exclusive use throughout the day. Everyone will be required to wear a mask in the bathroom. (One person in a bathroom at a time.)
  • Participants are to provide their own props to be comfortable throughout the day (i.e., small camping chair or backjack, blanket, etc.) as well as mask and personal hand sanitizer. (A full list of items to bring provided upon registration confirmation.)
  • Anyone not feeling well, displaying any symptoms of illness, and/or that has been exposed to someone with Covid-19 is asked to stay home.

For additional meditation and nature offerings head to CLASSES.

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