Movement and Mindfulness in Nature

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.  

Fall hikes

FOREST MINDFULNESS HIKE & YOGA

Tuesday, September 17th – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at County Farm Park – Medford Pavilion

Enjoy 45 minutes of forest bathing and mindfulness hiking followed by 45 minutes of gentle yoga in the park. Led by Parks Naturalist Elle Bogle and Julie Woodward, Co-founder of Mindful City Ann Arbor. No registration is required.  Please contact boglee@washtenaw.org if you have questions.  

CHANGING SEASONS MEDITATION HIKE

Thursday, Oct 10th - 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Spike Preserve in partnership with Grass Lake Sanctuary

Enjoy the fall colors and absorb the peacefulness of the trees as they prepare for the long season of rest. This hike will be a moderate pace over boardwalk and level grassy trail for approximately one mile.  During the hike, we will stop periodically to share our reflections and connect with our senses.  Led by Parks Naturalist Elle Bogle and guest instructor.  Please contact boglee@washtenaw.org if you have questions.

CAMPFIRE MEDITATION

Sunday, Nov 17th - 2:00-4:00 p.m. at County Farm Park – Medford Pavilion

Hike to a quiet spot in the park and enjoy a brief sit around a campfire, mindfully drinking a cup of tea while taking in the crispness of fall giving way to the stillness of winter.  We will hike less than ½ a mile and spend some of our time resting at picnic tables before hiking back.  Led by Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance and Julie Woodward, Co-founder of Mindful City Ann Arbor. No registration is required.  Please contact severances@washtenaw.org if you have questions.