Harmony By the Sea

“In Harmony” Nature Retreat ~ By the Sea

Saturday, July 13, 2024 

8:30am – 11:30pm (during low tide) / *$30

Morro Bay Strand Beach (Sunset Parking area)

[Optional – we can enjoy some lunch at a local restaurant – location to be decided.]

Nature Connection, Meditation, Creative He’Art, Drumming

Join me for a unique experience ~ attuning deeply with nature through through all of our senses at Morro Bay Strand State Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California. 

Take this opportunity to be nourished by nature and fill your well of well-being by connecting to nature mindfully! Let Nature be your teacher and resource. I would be honored to be your guide in practicing the essentials of mindfulness, self-care, and nature connectedness. Make this the year your “well” of well-being remains full!

These are generally for anyone over the age of 18 seeking well being, however mature teens are welcome to share the experience with a parent/guardian. No experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary. “Beginners” are welcome and encouraged! Simply attend with your curiosity and an open-heart. Leave with rekindled intentions and inspiration to positively support you when responding to life as it is — the good stuff, the tough stuff, all of it — with grace and skill.

Our mini-retreats are for busy people to “unplug” from the business and hardships of life, or just need some fresh inspiration. These experiential events you will benefit from simple, relaxing, and effective mindfulness-based stress-reduction and essential self-care practices to rest, replenish and restore balance in your nervous system as you renourish your heart, body, and soul.

Additional details and info will be shared with registrants. Plan to bring your own chair or towel for seating.

Note that this does involve a short walk from the parking lot to the beach along the sand path. A bathroom is located at the parking area.

Pre-registration is required – use the  link below. Space is limited.

Registration is a two step process:

      • Step 1 > REGISTER HERE 
      • Step 2 > make payment ($30) via Zelle,  Venmo or Paypal to complete your registration. (Registration voided if no payment made at time of signing up.)
**********PLEASE NOTE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE DUE TO THE LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE. IF SOMETHING COMES UP AND YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE COMING. FEEL FREE TO GIFT SOMEONE TO COME IN YOUR PLACE (PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHO WILL BE REPLACING YOU). OR IF I AM ABLE TO FILL YOUR SPOT I WILL OFFER YOU CREDIT. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.**********
Photo by Dee DiGioia ~ Montana de Oro State Park, CA

What happens when we blend nature with mindfulness?

Magic! Being in nature is not the same as connecting to nature. Experience the magic for yourself through meaningful, purposeful, sensory exploration and activities to engage the mind, the body, and heart to discover deeper connections to your own inner nature, to one another, and find more meaning and enjoyment in daily life through the “Pathways to Nature Connectedness for Well-being.”  The pathways include engaging and connecting with your senses and emotions, receiving and expressing beauty, and reflecting on meaning and compassion. By deepening your connection with nature, you are enhancing your personal well-being and psychological resilience, like tiny seeds planted in the soil awaiting the right conditions to emerge.

A wide array of research studies on being in “blue space” (near water), in nature, nature connectedness, sensory bathing, and mindfulness repeatedly documents positive outcomes to support our psychological and physical well-being: reduces stress, anxiety, depression and anger, while boosting positive emotions, strengthens the immune system, improves sleep, improves cardiovascular health, improves focus and creativity, and more! Join me and be prepared to slow yourself wayyyy down in the company of others and the trees, while diving deeply into yourself and experience for yourself how mindfulness and nature can nourish you and provide a foundation for greater resilience, health, and happiness.

Come curious… get connected… leave renourished! Repeat!

Photo by Dee DiGioia ~ participant at our sunset retreat July 31, 2021

 

“Your Vitamin Sea Summer Sensations Mini Retreat was awesome. Not only was the setting beautiful, but I particularly liked the way you established a very sacred space among all of us so we felt safe very quickly to participate however we chose to do so. Your guided meditations were done beautifully, inviting us to be still and listen and pay attention in such a loving, soothing and powerful way. Your business name, Mindful Kindful Youniversity is so appropriately named and you model it in such a mindful and kindful way. Thank you so much for creating this circle of mindfulness and kindness and providing each one of us with some ways to stop and take better care of ourselves. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon where I was able to “fill up my well” beyond overflowing. That time spent in tune with the rhythms of nature inspired me to continue to do so on a regular basis (including during our upcoming adventures!). Thanks again! Hope your summer is unfolding beautifully and you find more and more ways to give your extraordinary gifts.” ~Peace and blessings always, Annie Rohrbach-Walker, Conscious Order Estate and Professional Organizer, and Author of Conscious Order: Clear Your Mind, Leave Clutter Behind


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