**The focus is on transitions — seasonal, personal, collective, and more. We will engage all our senses in rooting ourselves in nature.** We will be gathering in beautiful Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area which encompasses more than 24,000 acres of wilderness area and is named for a 3,324-foot peak in the Cumberland Mountains, the top of which is often shrouded in ice or snow in the winter months. The impressive entrance leads visitors into a vestige of densely forested, unspoiled mountain splendor — once common throughout the Cumberland Plateau.
We are gathering in midwinter so dress accordingly (layers, hat, gloves, etc). There will be a bonfire burning all day to keep us warm and cozy.
NOTE: we will be in Big Cove Campground
OUTLINE FOR THE DAY (subject to adjustment)
Nature practices offered: Medicine Walk, guided Nature Journaling, Forest Bathing, Balance of Stones, Art of Leaves, and more.
This is a wonderful article on the healing benefits of deep nature time: https://time.com/4405827/the-healing-power-of-nature/
- 10a: coffee/networking
- 1030a: opening circle/meditation
- 11a: forest bathing
- 1215p: bio break
- 1230p: lunch
- 100p: creative expression activity
- 200p: medicine walk
- 230p: bio break
- 245p: pair activity
- 330p: hot chocolate/cookie break
- 4-5p: closing circle
COST: $45 (includes bonfire wood, lunch, snacks, nature journal supplies) – coffee/tea is provided all day. NOTE: Onsite meals will be vegetarian with vegan options.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15
REGISTRATION LINK: https://form.jotform.com/222978232828163