Date(s) - November 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The weather looks crisp and beautiful for those who are able to gather for mindfulness practices, a restorative meditative walk in nature (natureandforesttherapy.org) and the experience of meditative art guided by Erika. We will close our time with a large campfire enjoying the taste of a roasted apple together.
This is a non-partisan 🙂 gathering for those who might feel wearied or anxious after the intensity of this year’s election cycle.
We will celebrate the evidenced-based gift of mindfulness in nature, contemplative art practice and the integration of quieting and restoring the body, mind and soul.
There is no charge for this Meetup except for an invitation to “pay it forward” to others as an act of service and gratitude.
Cathy is a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course. She has also studied with Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center). She is a certified to teach mindful yoga to children and families (Budding Yogis). She also completed training at the Shalem Institute in leading contemplative small groups and retreats. She is currently teaching Hatha Integral Yoga at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Clinic in Herndon and at her private studio near Bluemont, VA. Cathy is also a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist and includes images from the natural world as part of her teaching practice.
Erika has been an artist since she can remember because creating art is as necessary for her as breathing. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA, she used her strong imagination and creative thinking as a graphic designer for over 25 years. When she is not painting you can find her sipping tea in the sunlight, hiking with her dog, kayaking in the potomac river, reading a good book by the fire or laughing with her children.