Explore the park and slow down, engage your senses to enjoy the nature of the park, and deepen your appreciation for this special slice of Cambridge. We'll enjoy simple warm-up movements, natural history of the area, guided breathing and centering awareness, mindful walking with sensory activities, and finding our nature meditation/sit spot.
All are welcome to experience our innate connection to nature with calmness, curiosity and care. Come as you are and just be yourself. You will be supported as you connect to nature in your own way. As Shinrin Yoku (‘forest bathing') and similar practices around the world are reminding us, nurturing our inherent relationship with nature is good for us, body and soul.
Stefanie Haug, LICSW (she/her) guides people on journeys of self-awareness and relationship with nature as a local psychotherapist and certified Mindful Outdoor Guide (Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership). Her career has spanned the nonprofit and corporate world with a focus on the wellbeing of humans and the more-than-human world. Stefanie is a lifelong nature nurturer and can often be found outdoors in all types of locations and weather, taking it in with a sense of wonder, humor and calm.
What to bring: layered clothing, comfortable shoes, small mat or towel to sit on, water.
Program meets in front of the Magazine BEach Park Nature Center
Parking is available. Please avoid driving if possible
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