2019 SPRING SERIES at MEADOWLARK GARDENS
May
25
8:00 AM08:00

2019 SPRING SERIES at MEADOWLARK GARDENS

 
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
— Viktor Frankel
 
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It’s Springtime! Start reaping the benefits of a regular nature practice beginning March 25th.

Forest bathing, also called nature therapy is the fast-growing practice of enjoying and connecting deeply with the restorative powers of nature for whole-being health and wellness. Studies indicate that time spent in nature boosts the immune system, reduces anxiety and soothes over-stressed neural pathways associated with technology addiction and attention fatigue, improving our ability to focus and sharpening cognition and creativity. Perhaps most importantly, the simple act of tuning out the “noise” of the modern world and tuning in to the quiet of Nature can create the space to reconnect with who we are and what is meaningful in our lives, reminding us that when we choose those things that most enliven us, we tend to be happier and healthier.

Leave the devices behind and join certified nature therapy guide, Denise Burdette, at the exceptional Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Meandering forest trails, reflective lakes, soft meadows and lush gardens - through a series of sensory-opening invitations you’ll slow down, quiet the mind and explore your relationship with the natural world for renewal and insight. You’ll leave feeling soothed, centered and more intimately connected with yourself and the world around you. 

As a practice, forest bathing is a gentle activity accessible for most fitness levels. We will walk on a forest trail for no more than a quarter of a mile over the course of 2 hours. It can be a great experience for couples, family members, friends and small groups. 

  • $30/ per 2 hour session. This is the first of 9 scheduled dates throughout March, April & May. Please go to the tickets page to see the schedule and select dates.

  • Morning sessions take place before Meadowlark opens to the public. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to reserve your place and to receive meet-up instructions and weather alerts.

  • SPACE IS LIMITED. Ages 14 and older. A parent or legal guardian must accompany those under 18 years of age.

Hosted by NOVA Parks and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

 
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GRATITUDE: A Perfect Fall
Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

GRATITUDE: A Perfect Fall

 
If you want to kiss the sky, you better learn how to kneel.
— U2
 
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As humans, we have a mesmerizing capacity and power to define our lives, and yet the mysterious and transformative force of the Universe is all-encompassing and beyond our control. Recognizing this natural give and take means embracing the rhythms of our life and routinely shedding all that is, so that we can welcome in all that can be.

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday seasons approach,  Nature’s great transformation shows us what it looks like to accept change with humility and grace. Leave the devices behind and reconnect with the spirit of gratitude on this gentle two-hour forest immersion designed to help us slow down, quiet the mind and soothe the spirit for rest and renewal.

This is part three of a three-part Forest Bathing Fall Series hosted by NOVA Parks and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

2hrs. $35 for the single session, $90 for the three-part series

18 and older. Participants must be able to walk without assistance on a forest trail.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meet-up instructions & weather alerts. 

 
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The ART of the BATH™
Nov
10
8:00 AM08:00

The ART of the BATH™

 
 
Boldness be my friend.
— William Shakespeare
 
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Life is always in motion. Always morphing, always changing. Just when you think you’ve captured perfection, it shifts. Like day to night, inhaling to exhaling, summer to fall, impermanence is the single most powerful force in the Universe. The Artist is the true master of this realm. Free from the constraints of time and space, armed with endless imagination and bold spirit, the Artist returns again and again to the fertile and ever-changing creativity of the moment.

Leave the devices behind, free yourself from perfection and let your inner Picasso flow as we quiet the mind, focus the senses and reconnect with nature and our creativity on this gentle, two-hour forest immersion.

This is part two of a three-part Forest Bathing Fall Series Hosted by NOVA Parks and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

2hrs. $35 for the single session, $90 for the three-part series

18 and older. Participants must be able to walk without assistance on a forest trail.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meet-up instructions & weather alerts. 

 
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The SCIENCE of the BATH™
Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

The SCIENCE of the BATH™

 
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our reponse. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
— Viktor Frankel
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Neuroscience tells us that what fires together, wires together.  

When our brain cells communicate frequently, the connection between them strengthens every time they connect. Each time this happens the transmission time gets faster and faster until it becomes almost automatic. This brain functionality can be very beneficial when you're trying to learn a new dance step, but if you're frequently stressed out, overly reactive, or have an unhealthy addiction to technology, this built-in, auto-response function can work against you. 

Spending time in nature rests over-worked neural circuits restoring the brain’s ability to focus and concentrate for sharper cognition, creativity and intuition.

Leave the devices behind and begin your day centered in the beauty and calm of Nature. Join certified nature therapy guide, Denise Burdette for this two-hour forest immersion at the exceptional Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Meandering forest trails, reflective lakes, soft meadows and lush gardens - through a series of sensory-opening invitations we’ll slow down, quiet the mind and breathe in renewal and insight through the forest's calming beauty, nurturing wisdom and awesome intelligence. You’ll leave feeling soothed, centered and more intimately connected with yourself and the world around you.

This is part one of a three-part Forest Bathing Fall Series hosted by NOVA Parks and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

2hrs. $35 for the single session, $90 for the three-part series

18 and older. Participants must be able to walk without assistance on a forest trail.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meet-up instructions & weather alerts. 

 
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SLOW DOWN. TUNE IN. REMEMBER.
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

SLOW DOWN. TUNE IN. REMEMBER.

 
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
— John Muir
 
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From antiquity through modern day, physicists and philosophers, shamans and poets have returned to the forest again and again to contemplate, dream, innovate and remember what it means to be human in a more-than-human world.

Forest bathing, also called nature therapy is the fast-growing practice of enjoying and connecting deeply with the restorative powers of nature for whole-being health and wellness. Studies indicate that time spent in nature boosts the immune system, reduces anxiety and soothes over-stressed neural pathways associated with attention fatigue, freeing up deeply embedded circuits associated with intuition, creativity and healing.

Leave the devices at home and join certified nature therapy guide, Denise Burdette for this two-hour forest immersion at the exceptional Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Meandering forest trails, reflective lakes, soft meadows and lush gardens - through a series of sensory-opening invitations we’ll slow down, quiet the mind and breathe in the natural world for deep relaxation and wellness. You’ll leave feeling soothed, centered and more intimately connected with yourself and the world around you.

Hosted by NOVA Parks and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

$35 / 2 hrs. Fees to enter Meadowlark Gardens are included in the ticket price. 

18 and older. Participants must be able to walk without assistance along a wood mulch trail.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meet-up instructions & weather alerts.

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The SCIENCE of the BATH™
Mar
17
9:45 AM09:45

The SCIENCE of the BATH™

 
 
Cells that fire together, wire together.
— Dr. Carla J. Shatz
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Neuroscience tells us that what fires together, wires together.  

When our brain cells communicate frequently, the connection between them strengthens every time they connect. Each time this happens the transmission time gets faster and faster until it becomes almost automatic. This brain functionality can be very beneficial when you're trying to learn a new dance step, but if you're frequently stressed out, irritable, or have an unhealthy addiction to technology, this built-in, auto-response function can work against you. 

Spending time in nature can help prune back those over-worked neural circuits, quiet the mind and soothe the spirit for increased relaxation, cognition and well-being.

Leave the devices at home and join us on this gentle two-hour forest immersion. Experience renewal and insight through the forest's calming beauty, nurturing wisdom and awesome intelligence. 

REGISTER to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions.


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GRATITUDE: A Perfect Fall
Dec
16
8:45 AM08:45

GRATITUDE: A Perfect Fall

 
If you want to kiss the sky you better learn how to kneel.
— U2
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As humans we have a mesmerizing capacity and power to define our lives, and yet the creative and mysterious force of the Universe is all-encompassing and beyond our control. Recognizing this natural give and take means embracing the rhythms of our life and routinely letting go of all that we are, so that we can welcome in all that we can be.

Make room for gratitude and renewal as we quiet our minds, focus our senses and soothe our spirit through the power of nature on this gentle, two-hour forest immersion.

REGISTER to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions.


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GRATITUDE: A Perfect Fall
Nov
14
9:45 AM09:45

GRATITUDE: A Perfect Fall

 
If you want to kiss the sky you better learn how to kneel.
— U2
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As humans we have a mesmerizing capacity and power to define our lives, and yet the creative and mysterious force of the Universe is all-encompassing and beyond our control. Recognizing this natural give and take means embracing the rhythms of our life and routinely letting go of all that we are, so that we can welcome in all that we can be.

Make room for gratitude and renewal as we quiet our minds, focus our senses and soothe our spirit through the power of nature on this gentle, two-hour forest immersion.

REGISTER to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions.


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The ART of the BATH™
Aug
25
8:45 AM08:45

The ART of the BATH™

 
 
Boldness be my friend.
— William Shakespeare
 
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Life is always in motion. Always morphing, always changing. Just when you think you've captured perfection, it shifts. Like day to night, spring to summer, inhaling to exhaling, impermanence is the single most powerful driving force in the Universe.  The artist is the true master of this realm. Free from the constraints of time and space, armed with endless imagination, the artist returns again and again to the lush, fertile and ever-changing nature of the moment.

Free yourself from perfection and let your inner Picasso flow as we quiet the mind, focus the senses and reconnect with nature and our creativity on this gentle, two-hour forest immersion.

REGISTER to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions.

Dear Bathers, THIS WALK IS FULL. Please check back soon for upcoming dates.

 
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The PHILOSOPHY of the BATH™
Aug
18
8:45 AM08:45

The PHILOSOPHY of the BATH™

 
The greatest oak was once a little seed that held its ground.
— Author Unknown
 
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Chaos arrives boldly or in stealth forcing confusion and reaction. While this powerful force is often seen as negative and destructive, often times limiting our capacity, the hidden truth is that it illuminates who we are and clarifies the nature of all that separates us from our higher selves. Like a tiny sprout determined to push its way through the earth into sunlight, chaos is a call to awaken our higher capacity, focus our intentions and return to the process of creation.

Connect with all that grounds you and keeps you determined as we quiet the mind, focus the senses and reconnect with nature and our spirit on this gentle two-hour forest immersion.

REGISTER to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions.


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