We hike in the surrounding areas of The Columbia River Gorge, an outdoor paradise; where every hike may become your new favorite hike. With miles of trails, it's a hikers dream. An informative description of hikes will be posted when scheduled. " Hiking Meditation" is a hiking group of The Columbia River Gorge, Bend OR and Marin CA that combines hiking with meditation. Before each hike begins, our organizer Devi Denson, a certified and validated meditation, Yoga and Breathe teacher, will teach the basics of hiking meditation. With more advanced methods, the psychology and stages of hiking meditation, emphasis will vary.
The River Gorge area provides the visual splendor and abundant trails as beautiful as any place on earth. Mindful Hikers, we provide our attention. We walk, we hike, with a mindful awareness. It's whole-hearted, concentration in motion. It’s suspending all judgmental thinking. We attempt to keep our awareness involved with the experience of stepping, breath, sight, sound. We are aware of emotions and thoughts while not being carried away by them.
“Awakening Winds” is Devi Denson’s home. Devi opens her home for meditation and is building a community of women, Mind, Breath, Body, Relaxation, Yogic Practice/Expression and Study. The house is located in the beautiful hillsides of White Salmon WA, over looking the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.