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Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking with Kay Peterson

Waking up to the Wild: Mindful Hiking with Kay Peterson
  • Dates: June 15 – June 18, 2017
  • Presenter: Kay Peterson
  • Program: 1.
  • Program Fee:  $100
  • Accommodations and Food: $40-$170 per person per night

Discover ease of movement, stillness of mind, and the healing power of nature by integrating mindfulness awareness practices with hiking in Giant Sequoia National Monument. While navigating the busy, high tech world, we can often find ourselves distracted and we may miss the simple joy of the present moment that creates the foundation for sustainable happiness. When we begin to take notice of the simplicity of our breath, the sharpness of our senses and the subtle movements of our bodies, we can begin to train our minds to experience the mundane in our lives as if it were a spectacular sunset or a cool mountain breeze. Join us for a weekend that will include guided sitting and hiking meditation, restorative yoga, and time for solo reflection in nature.

Kay Peterson, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, wilderness guide, Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Instructor, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher who has been facilitating nature-inspired meditation retreats for the past 22 years.

For more information, visit her website at www.kaypeterson.com.

*Please bring comfortable shoes for hiking, two water bottles, clothing layers for changing temperatures, a rain jacket, sun hat and sunscreen, and a small daypack, in addition to items listed on the Packing List at www.farhorizons.org.

Waking up to the Wild Tentative Schedule:

Thursday, June 15

  • Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
  • 8:00 – 9 p.m. – Orientation

Friday, June 16

  • 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 10 a.m. – Noon – Intro/guided meditation (cultivating mindfulness and awareness)
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1: 30 – 2:30 p.m. – Guided meditation
  • 2:30 – 5 p.m. – Guided contemplative hike (walking meditation cultivating mindfulness and awareness)
  • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Tea break
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Guided meditation (gentle, restorative movement and lying down meditation)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m. – Optional group activity (campfire)

Saturday, June 17

  • 8 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 10 – 11 a.m. – Guided meditation
  • 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Guided contemplative day hike (bag lunch provided by FH) will include solo time
  • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Return to FH
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Guided meditation (gentle, restorative movement and lying down meditation)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m. – Optional group activity

Sunday, June 18

  • 8 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Guided contemplative hike
  • 11:30 – Noon – Closing activity
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m. – Goodbye