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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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Nature Bathing in the Gardens

Saturday, June 1, 2024
from 1:00PM to 3:00PM
beginning at the MCBG Farmhouse

Slow down and connect more deeply with the beautiful Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in this 2 hour workshop. Being present in the natural world while opening the senses can have a remarkably refreshing and awe inspiring effect. A gentle meditative approach to being in nature is an antidote to our nature starved lives.

We will wander the garden, spending time with the plants, the ocean, and the sky. Various exercises will be introduced to enhance your connection with nature. Expect to walk softly on this earth with animal senses, meander with beauty, gaze into the sky and stand with the trees.
 

REGISTRATION

Class size is limited! Registration for this workshop must be completed in advance online (click the appropriate registration link below) or at the MCBG gift shop. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens.

Workshop Registration .......................... $35 per student and includes Gardens admission for the day

Member Workshop Registration ............ $25 per current MCBG Member   *Verify your membership to receive discount

 

THE DETAILS

  • This class will be held outdoors, so please be prepared for the weather with appropriate layers.
  • Bring something to sit on (if you prefer the grass to a bench), sunscreen/sun protection, and drinking water.

 

RECCOMENDED READING

Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature by M. Amos Clifford

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation: 52 Mindfulness Practices for Joy, Wisdom, and Wonder by Mark Coleman

 

THE INSTRUCTOR

Ashley Sharp, E-RYT, is known for her wit, practicality, and tenderness as an instructor. She has been teaching mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for over 25 years while continuing to study and practice at home and across the world. 

She lives in Northern California among the redwood trees where she runs a small retreat center called Refuge at Pudding Creek. The center focuses on awakening through mindfulness, nature, art and yoga. Sharp is the author of "Mindfulness for Beginners: 4 Weeks to Everyday Peace, Gratitude, and Focus".

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Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024