Mindfulness Walk: Munn Preserve

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Munn Preserve
Munn Preserve
189 Mattapoisett Neck Road
Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Enjoy the peace and beauty of nature with Buzzards Bay Coalition during this mindfulness walk at Munn Preserve in Mattapoisett.

The word “mindfulness” has become part of our everyday vernacular, so what better way to practice being aware of your own moment-to-moment experience than taking a walk in nature?

A Mindfulness Walk is about becoming fully awake in the wild, in every sense of the word: aware of the touch of air on the skin, the sound of the leaves underfoot, the smell of the moist soil, the sight of the vibrant green moss. What we see, what we hear, what we smell, what we touch — it’s all part of the mindfulness experience.

What can I expect? 

First, we will meet at the trail head to familiarize ourselves with the map and our immediate environment. Then, we walk together at a comfortable pace, feeling free to chat and make new friends. Then, after our initial walk onto the trail, we will pause as a group for a guided somatic meditation using all of our senses. The meditation will lead us into a period of about 25 – 30 minutes of individual silent exploration. Feeling free to take a slow, deliberate pace, stopping to spend time among all the “tiny universes” you see all around you. Unlike when we walk in everyday life, we usually have a destination, some purpose or place to get to. But, not here! It’s all about the journey, the walk itself. So you might like to pause, close your eyes, stand in one spot, and just feel the experience of living… without anything else other than that.

Finally, once the gentle chime of the mindfulness bells is heard, we reconvene as a group to share in what we discovered about being awake in the wild. Then, we walk together back to the trailhead to conclude with a gentle stretch, a sweet poem, or inspirational parting words.

Human beings have been spending contemplative time in nature for millennia. But, in today’s fast-paced and over-connected world, our time in nature is becoming increasingly scarce. A guided mindfulness walk is the antidote to our busy, connected and “always-doing” life.  Enjoy a device-free walk that let’s you take a break from the busy-ness of your life and the constant “doing” and letting yourself simply “be.”

All fitness levels are welcome. Please wear appropriate footwear for a walk through nature.

Cost: Free

Register Online
For more information:
Phone: (508) 999-6363 x219
Category: Buzzards Bay Coalition
Hosted By: Buzzards Bay Coalition & Anchor Yoga
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a couple walking through the woods on the trail at the Munn Preserve in Mattapoisett

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