Next location (8/14) 6p-7:15p: John H Chaffee Preserve (Rome Point) 1344 Boston Neck Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Donations will go to SAVE THE BAY – Narragansett Chapter.
About the Program
Eve’s Forest Meditation Program aims to get communities outdoors to appreciate and experience their local natural places in a meaningful way. Not only is Eve certified to teach yoga and meditation practices, but also she has a BSc in Wildlife Conservation and Biology from URI and an MSc in Zoology from SIU. The Forest Mediation Program brings together her two passions and expertise.
Currently, Eve offers 1-hour nature walks that include plant and animal life history, a 20-min silent walking meditation and seated reflection. The “silent walking meditation” is based on the ancient practice known as Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, still practiced in Japan and other parts of the world today. Eve facilitates this activity with prompts and a thorough explanation of the experience and atmosphere participants create. With that, beginners are welcome! The practice includes mindfully walking in the woods to connect with nature on a deep intrinsic level to boost happiness, sense of peace, and overall well-being.
The Forest Meditation walks are free to the public, with a suggested donation of $8, of which 50% is donated to a local nature organization.
What to Bring:
- appropriate clothing and shoes for walking and sitting in the woods/beach
- insect repellent
- a journal and pen (optional)
- blanket to sit on (optional)
- donation (suggested $8)
The 50% of the suggested donation (of $8) will go to a local nature organization.
Expect to learn plant and bird identification and learn meditation techniques for creating a greater appreciation and connection to Nature.
Participants should be able to walk 1-2miles on woodland terrain with ease. Children who can participate in 20-min silent meditation are welcome!