Nature as Teacher & Healer Retreats
Next Event: September 30, 2021
What do ‘day camping,’ Elaine Aron, and September 30, 2021, have in common?
Well… for one, day camping is something I have been doing, much like Elaine, for many years. I love her description of the special days in nature she enjoys.
A lightweight backpack filled with nurturing food, snacks, water, and of course, my 3 lb hammock is all that is needed to enhance my self-care for a deep sense of solitude and peace. One of my HSP gifts is being aware and sensitive to subtleties. This gift offers me a multitude of sensory delights including sight, colors, sounds, smells, and touch, while I read, rest, nap, process, or journal. Of course, living in beautiful Colorado, I am blessed to know of places that are not too crowded, especially during the week.
And did you know that research shows those who spend at least two hours per week in nature report feeling a great sense of good health and psychological well-being?
This is only one of the many reasons I am pleased to invite you to join me on the optional Nature as Teacher & Healer, which is an add-on day to the 4th Colorado HSP Retreat here in Ft. Collins.
10:00 – 11: 45 am Arrive, set up and create your own individual nurturing space of solitude in which to rest, reflect, process, write, nap. Engage your curiosity and sense of adventure to get comfortable with your surroundings and to explore with a one-mile radius of our community meeting place. Be thinking about “what wants your heart’s attention” and what wisdom you might hope to receive from your special connection and full day in nature.
See below for what to bring.
Noon – 12:45 pm: Lunch on your own or within our group
1:00 -2:15 pm: Begin our Nature as Teacher & Healer exercise with small group discussion about the Nature as Teacher & Healer exercise. Optional sharing of what wants your heart’s attention.
2:15 – 3:30-3:45 ish pm: Reconvene with our group, sharing what we have learned from our connection with nature
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Free time to continue exploring
5:15 pm: Depart back to Ft. Collins, dinner on your own, or with the group ?
Yes, however, space is first reserved for those who have attended the 3 day retreat.
Yes. The Black Powder Trail is 0.8 miles and climbs steeply to an expansive view of the Poudre Canyon. The Overlook Trail is 0.3 miles and it climbs steeply to a beautiful ridgetop. There is also access and saunter along the Poudre River which should be flowing quite slowly in September. You can also hike to Seaman Reservoir, owned by the City of Greeley, Colorado which is about 1 mile from via a flat, scenic dirt road with a short climb at the end.