Movement and Awareness in Nature

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Join us for a monthly hike to increase calm, presence and learn simple exercises that can be done at any time to bring about expanded awareness and connection to the peace of the present moment.  Hikes vary in duration and ease to accommodate many levels of ability.  

Summer Hikes


COMMUNITY AND COMMUNION WITH NATURE

Wednesday, July 15th  – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at County Farm Park (meet at Medford Pavilion)

For adults aged 18 and older

Join us for an evening of serene immersion in nature. We will enjoy a guided meditation, followed by a silent sensory hike along lush paths and tunnels of trees. Discover the soothing power of community communion in the natural world. Co-led by parks naturalist Elle Bogle and Julie Woodward of Mindful City Ann Arbor. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. This hike is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required. Email [email protected] to register for this program.


FOREST MINDFULNESS HIKE & YOGA

Wednesday, August 12th – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. @ County Farm Park (meet at Medford Pavilion)

Enjoy 15 minutes of gentle yoga, followed by silent forest bathing and mindfulness hiking, ending with a guided meditation. Co-Led by Parks Naturalist Elle Bogle and Julie Woodward, Co-founder of Mindful City Ann Arbor. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask. This hike is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required. Email [email protected] to register for this program.


MINDFUL ’FOREST BATHING’ AMONG THE OAKS

Sunday, August 16th – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Miller-Smith Preserve

Immerse yourself in the hum of the late summer woods, allowing the deep olive green, sunflecked flowers and quiet bird songs to connect you to the peace of the present moment.  We will hike together in quiet meditation, with pauses for reflection with our hike leader, Doreen Murasky of Mindful Dexter.  Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance will share some natural history of the oak forest at the end of the hike.   We will hike over gently rolling terrain for approximately ¾ of a mile.  Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask.