Sit, Walk, Write: Nature and the Practice of Presence

Sit, Walk, Write: Nature and the Practice of Presence

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Sep 29, 2017 03:00 PM to Oct 01, 2017 01:00 PM
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
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The crisp colors of autumn combined with the mountain landscape make Cascadia a unique retreat for reflection, connection and renewal.
This fall, meditation teacher and author Kurt Hoelting and writing teacher and poet Holly Hughes return to the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center to share mindfulness practices to help you reconnect with both your inner and outer landscapes.

Starting each day with sitting meditation, we’ll share poems and nature essays by well-known poets and writers, then explore transforming our own thoughts into inspired words. Outdoors, we’ll enjoy walking meditation, hiking and observations with Institute naturalists to deepen our connection with the natural world. In between, we’ll practice Qigong movement and yoga postures.

During free time, you’re invited to soak up the views of Pyramid and Colonial Peaks, linger on the shores of Diablo Lake, walk the local trails, enjoy delicious, organic meals prepared in our historic dining hall, find a book to curl up with in the Wild Ginger Library and rest in comfort at night in our guest lodges. Tuition includes two nights lodging and six delicious, organic meals.

No meditation or writing experience is necessary!

Kurt Hoelting is the author of The Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life.

Holly Hughes is the author of Sailing by Ravens, co-author (with Brenda Miller) of The Pen & The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World and editor of Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer's Disease.