What we're about
Twice a month, hiking meditators gather at various trail heads around San Diego in an effort to help people connect with nature and themselves. Meet up times are determined by the sun and park hours. Light refreshments such as tea, fruit and granola bars are provided while we gather at the trailhead. A guided standing meditation will prepare you for the journey ahead. Silence is observed throughout the meditation to practice stillness of speech. Seated and/or standing meditations to practice stillness of the body are integrated into each hiking meditation. A patient and compassionate practice will bring stillness of the mind.
With practice, hiking meditators may find empowerment, peace, and a better understanding of themselves.
Since I began my own hiking meditation practice I have experienced more energy, motivation and a sense of tranquility. As a therapist I use meditation to help my patients cope. Their feedback has been my inspiration to offer this donation based meet up to spread the benefits in our community.
Mindful living can be helpful for various ailments including anxiety, cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, HIV, insomnia, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and pain. A regular practice can alter how your body responds to stress and alter blood pressure, inflammation, and immune response.
Please be mindful and compassionate with your body. Please only join us for hikes that you can safely manage. Hope to see you soon.