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Mindfulness in Nature: Finding Wonder in Your Backyard

  • Lyceum of Monterey County 1073 Sixth Street Monterey, CA, 93940 United States (map)
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This retreat is for kids ages 9-11 and their parent— a collaboration between MBMS & The Lyceum of Monterey County.

Taking a walk on the wild side, even when it's in the backyard, engages the senses, awakens curiosity, and catalyzes caring.

It's free. It can happen anywhere. No batteries or charging are required. Anyone can do it. It, literally, brings a breath of fresh air into the day.

When the door is opened with an invitation to discover, the field is set for wonder and connection. Remembering and reconnecting with Nature as teacher, guide, magician, and friend is the cure for what Richard Louv calls "nature-deficit disorder" and the alternative for what is becoming known as the "Indoor Generation.”

Join us for a morning of timelessness— inviting play, creativity, story, and and wonder to discover what is living inside and all around us in the natural world.

Teacher: Marianne Rowe
Sunday, April 28
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$25/participant ($50 for child and 1 parent)

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Marianne Rowe, MS, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, began practicing meditation in the 1990’s. As the founder of Mindful Education Project, she has been developing curriculum for and teaching mindfulness to children, adolescents, and adults since 2006. Marianne is a founding teacher at Monterey Bay Meditation Studio.