Relish springtime and spend a quiet day in the wonder, peace, and beauty of nature on the Ossagon Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Our retreat will focus on cultivating awareness, presence and love through the contemplative practices of meditation, gentle movement, and silent hiking.
We'll begin the day at the Ossagon Trail trailhead, then settle into the steady rhythm of silent hiking until lunch when we'll rest, talk with each other and have time for meditation. Our route will take us through lush old-growth and second growth redwood forest all the way to the beach at Ossagon Rocks.
After lunch we'll return to silence and hike back to our starting point ending our day with time to talk and a short meditation. The hike will be 4 miles round-trip on gentle moderate terrain.
WHEN & WHERE
Sunday, April 23rd
9:30 to 4:00 (at the latest)
Redwood National & State Park
Please bring your, lunch, snacks and plenty of water
Wear comfortable hiking shoes and layered clothing
A small pad to sit on is optional and helpful
$45 - $55
Offering fees at the higher level makes Pacific Mindfulness programs more widely available. Thank you for your consideration!
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Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching since 2005 offering classes, series courses, nature retreats, trauma-informed and resiliency-focused professional programs, and teaches regularly for Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She holds certification in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA, trauma resiliency from the Trauma Resource Institute, and is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Heidi is especially interested in the integration of the common sense, accessible and timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion into the complexity of our everyday lives. She is known for her grounded, down-to-earth humor and presence. She has a background in nursing and has been a small business owner in Arcata, California for 35 years.