Nature Mindfulness: Uncovering Your Natural Awareness 5/20/2023

Saturday May 20

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9:30 AM  –  11:00 AM

Preregistration required for this program designed specifically for adults. However, interested youth ages 13 and up are welcome to attend with an adult.

Reclaim your attention and begin to uncover your natural awareness. Spending time in nature and mindfulness practice have similar and wonderful benefits. Stress levels go down, and calm and concentration go up—just to name a few. This class offers the opportunity to experience the powerful combination of the two. Join us to learn a simple mindfulness technique that will help you enjoy any moment more fully. 

About the guide:Leslie Hanna is a certified mindfulness meditation trainer and coach from Unified Mindfulness. She has practiced yoga and meditation for over 20 years.  

What to expect:Mindfulness training elevates our ability to focus so that we are able to “be here now” and aware of the present moment. We are likely to be sitting or standing for periods of time as well as walking. The walk will take place entirely outdoors on level trails and will be approximately 1/2 mile (no more than 1 mile) at a slow pace. Beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome.  

How to dress: We will be seated or out on the trails and moving slowly. Please dress in layers to ensure proper warmth and comfort. This program runs rain or shine.  

What to bring: Consider bringing your own lightweight folding camp chair/stool or a sit-upon (jacket, towel, etc.) .

Where to park and meet: Program registrants will meet at Abner Hollow Cabin (near the Nature PlayScape and PlayScape bathrooms) at our Rowe Woods location. After passing the gatehouse, turn right onto Groesbeck Drive. Please park along Groesbeck Drive with the cabin in sight. Head over a little bridge on the walking trail and continue the path towards the cabin. Feel free to check in with our gatehouse staff before you park if you have questions on this meeting location.

Members $9; nonmembers $19 (includes daily admission). 

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Pet Policy for Programs/Events: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs or events. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.

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