Health Improvement Program Summer 2018
Walking Meditation in Nature - Upper Steven's Creek County Park
Sat 07/21 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Goldberg
Location: Upper Steven's Creek County Park, Parking area off Skyline Blvd.
Listen to the birds, the creek and the breeze. Enjoy experiencing the interconnectedness of nature and yourself. Delight in being conscious of every step you take; feeling the earth beneath your feet. Join us for an exquisitely guided mindful exploration of hidden gems and secret spots in local parks and preserves near Stanford.
Learn first-hand what the new science of “awe” and the work of Dacher Keltner’s lab at UC Berkeley is confirming: that opening yourself to beauty and wonder can lead to a greater sense of overall wellbeing and improved health. Research supports the physical (healthy immune system function, nervous system regulation), mental (calms the ruminating mind, and promotes creativity), emotional (promotes positivity) and social benefits of spending time in nature. Plus, it can be good exercise! Bring a water bottle and wear hiking attire appropriate for the weather. Meet at the Upper Steven's Creek County Park (parking off Skyline Blvd). Hike will begin promptly at 10am.
Instructor: Danny Goldberg has led guided hiking tours and taught environmental education in California since 1999. Danny combines his passions for nature, health, meditation and the arts to offer inspiring hiking experiences and new insight into the world around us.
Category: Healthy Living
Levels: All Levels
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Enrollment: Current: 8 (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: mwm-01b