Date(s) - May 1, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Mindful Sunday Morning is offered on the first Sunday of each month throughout the year at the Blueridge Summit Retreat Studio on Mt. Weather near Bluemont and the Appalachian Trail.
During our time together we will learn about and experience mindfulness practices, walk the mediative paths on the 11.5 acres and engage in some simple Hatha Yoga practices – breath and stretching (no mat needed) to quiet the body and mind and nurture the soul.
There is also a brief science-based nature presentation to help us be more aware and mindful of what flora and fauna we are seeing in every season of the year.
The walking trail offers contemplative, quiet areas with benches for sitting and observing the beauty of the mountain.
Light refreshments (mindful eating) and community conversation are important elements of every gathering.
Cathy has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her training as a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course Studied with Cynthia Moore (UVA Medical Center) and Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center). She also completed training at the (Shalem Institute, Bethesda, MD) in leading contemplative small groups and retreats.
Nan McCarry grew up on a farm in Loudoun. She has a master’s degree in geography and did her research in Guatemala on home gardens. She is interested in phenomena at the intersection of nature and culture, such as environmental history, agroecosystems, sustainability, and soils. She is a Virginia Master Naturalist and volunteer Audubon at Home ambassador. For several years she taught environmental education to children. She is currently facilitating a sustainable gardening class called Landscape for Life. A lifelong learner, Nan organized and taught “Cosmic Evolution Story,” a series that explores ways of finding meaning within the scientific story of existence. She has practiced yoga for 20 years.