Blessing of the Forest (a Mindful Outdoor Experience - ADDRESS IN DETAILS)
Saturday, April 16 2022, 9 am to 12 pm
Join us for a magical morning of Offering our love and attention to all of the forest beings at the South Mountain Nature Preserve You are invited on a 2.5 mile wander where we will spend sacred time and nature connection with the more-than-human world of the trees, birds, spring peepers, a special ceremonial visit with Turtle Rock, the spring fed Creek, and the hidden Evergreen Grove.
Connect with the Earth
Are you willing to explore your senses and trust Nature to be your guide?
If so, join us.
Saturday, April 16, 2022 9 am to 12 pm
******Use this address:
554 Alpine Street Emmaus, PA 18049
Meet at small paved parking lot at the end of the street on the left and look for my WHITE PICKUP TRUCK.
If the lot is full please park on the street, but be careful not to block any driveways.
This is a 3 hour event so we don't have to rush. We will be walking mostly on the trail but will be wandering a bit too.
It is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 50's and light wind. Perfect for spending time with Mother Nature
We will be walking mostly on the trails but may wander a bit too. This route is listed as moderate. Some areas are flat, others are a bit steeper with some rocky terrain.
Please be prepared to walk on a natural dirt trail by wearing solid hiking boots or shoes. Hiking poles might be helpful.
Dress in layers
Our time will be spent pausing & connecting with Nature and practicing proven ways to settle in, get centered & grounded, and help alleviate some of our stresses and anxieties by learning to become more present. More Mindful.
This adventure may also include:
Waking up and warming up our bodies.
Exploring the intimate nooks and crannies of some of the less traveled areas.
Spending some time with a special tree.
Maybe finding an off trail hiding place to settle in and take in the views while we practice a seated meditation (sit spot)
Really connecting with our senses and spend time with Nature.
Ending with "council practice" where we will reconnect and share our Experiences with each other.
Bring your favorite blanket to cloak yourself in and/or bring a small towel or pad for sitting for our sit spot meditation (20 minutes). You may also choose to stand.
Restrooms may or may not be open. Please plan accordingly.
REMEMBER: This is a rain or shine event (only canceled if dangerous weather is expected) so please dress appropriately and in layers so you are comfortable for this 3 hour outdoor adventure. If rain (or snow) is expected, please wear waterproof or other appropriate clothing as this event is entirely OUTDOORS.
This is a free event, however DONATIONS (suggested $20. Cash, Venmo, PayPal, Zelle) are appreciated and should be based on how valuable you find your experience to be as you invest in your personal wellness journey.
Refer to my website for additional questions, or post your questions here. www.chuckwalks.com