Join sacred nature guide Alyson Greene for an enchanting afternoon in the desert.
You are invited to the second of three monthly nature journey adventures. We will go on a gentle walk through the saguaro forest, experience guided nature meditations, learn some fascinating natural history, and then dive deeply into the sacred nature of our desert earth by way of the shamanic drum journey.
On March 9, we will honor and celebrate our desert's beautiful wildflowers, as we bask in their loveliness and hear stories of the magical and medicinal properties of our spring flower friends. Come relax, recharge, and by energized by springtime in the Sonoran desert. Ahhh.
JOIN US TO:
. . . Enjoy a gentle guided walk through the saguaro forest
. . . Experience guided nature meditations, including the magical art of nature journaling
. . . Learn some fascinating natural history about your Sonoran desert home
. . . Celebrate the beauty and magical qualities of our spring Sonoran wildflowers
. . . Experience a shamanic drum journey as you dive deeply into the sacred nature of earth
TO BRING: sunhat, sunblock, water, a snack, colored pencils, pencil, & an unlined journal. (NOTE: a simple journal or drawing pad work well. If you want to purchase a new one, Antigone Books on 4th Avenue has an excellent selection of blank journals to inspire you. Alyson will also provide paper.)
MAY I BRING MY CHILD? These walks are appropriate for well behaved, contemplative children. While the activities can be enjoyed by all ages, this will be primarily a quiet, meditative experience for all. Feel free to email me (through Meetup) if you have specific questions.
NATURE JOURNAL? As part of our nature meditation experience, Alyson will introduce you to the wonder and delight of the nature journal, a special way to experience the natural world. We will enhance our perceptions and insights through simple techniques used through the ages by naturalists, poets, and visual artists. NOTE: No previous visual or verbal artistic skills are required. Part of the magic of the nature journal is that it records your own in-the-moment experiences as a process, a kind of flowing visual mediation in action.
CONSIDER JOINING US FOR THE SPRING 2013 SERIES! The series of Sacred Nature Journey adventures will culminate in a big Sacred Nature Earth Day Retreat, April 19 - 21.
Sacred Nature Journey #1: Desert Earth and Stones
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2:00 @ Gates Pass Scenic Lookout (with carpooling to the west desert)
Sacred Nature Journey #2: Desert Wildflowers
Sat., Mar. 9, 2:30 @ Gates Pass Scenic Lookout (with carpooling to a different location in the west desert)
Sacred Nature Journey #3: Desert Water & Sky
Sunday, Apr. 7, 4:00 @ Sabino Canyon
*EARTH DAY* RETREAT!!
Fri. - Sun., April 19 - 21 Details coming soon!
Cost: $15 for today's journey adventure (or enjoy the special price of $35 for all three afternoon journey walk adventures!)
Proceeds support more new offerings from Sacred Nature Retreats, as well as the many offerings of the Institute for the Shamanic Arts.
Alyson Greene is your guide for the journey adventure. She is a sacred nature guide, shamanic storyteller, teacher, and blessing artist. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Education and is the author of Creating a Nature Journal: Art, Science, and Insight.
Since 1998, Alyson has facilitated a variety of outings and circles celebrating the natural world. As a student of the Dharma since 1994, Alyson also hosts meditation gatherings. Her circles and adventures are loving, playful, and transformative.
Alyson is the director of Sacred Nature Retreats. Read more about Sacred Nature Retreats here. You can read more about Alyson here.