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Nature as Refuge Virtual Meditation Retreat – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Lizabeth Kashinsky
August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 8, 2020
10:30 am- 12:30 pm (HST)
$25Sign up now!
Turning to nature, the ultimate source of life-sustaining support, can offer us solace and refuge from both personal and societal challenges. Many ancient and indigenous traditions throughout the world have taught nature meditation practices. Science also attests to the mental and physical benefits of connecting with nature.
In this retreat we will practice guided meditation, gentle meditative movement, and journaling. You can participate anywhere safe outdoors where you have internet or phone service and are free from too many distractions and background noises such as a park, beach, your backyard or lanai, looking out at nature from a window, or from anywhere inside your home.
Whether you are in need of self care, could use soul nourishment to better support others, or are just curious about nature connection practices, this online retreat is for you. Through connecting to nature we cultivate our awareness, inner peace and mental resilience.
Lizabeth has led nature and yoga/meditation workshops, retreats, and private sessions for several years. She passionately facilitates opportunities to explore silence, heart opening, equanimity, and the calm that unfolds when people practice ‘presence in nature’.
Preparation: Be sure to have a journal and pen and a comfortable sitting area. If practicing outdoors, please take all necessary precautions (e.g., sunscreen, insect repellant, bring water). If practicing indoors, make every effort to surround yourself with any gifts you have gathered in nature or elements of nature (e.g., a bowl of water, a pinch of earth, a living plant or the light of a candle).
No previous experience is necessary.
Lizabeth has been passionately protecting Hawaiiʻs unique species and ecosystems throughout her 25 year career. She believes that cultivating loving kindness towards ourselves and the earth is one way to do this. Through guided meditations, yoga classes, and nature based workshops and retreats, she incorporates ways to deepen our connections to and love for the natural world.
Lizabeth has most recently led the Ecosattva training at Still & Moving Center with Krista Hiser. Lizabeth has also worked in the field of conservation in Hawaii since 1994. She began practicing hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation in 2000. She discovered that these practices helped to still her active mind and recover from health challenges. Lizabeth completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in Honolulu in 2009 and has been teaching yoga ever since. She completed a mastersʻs degree in Ecopsychology in 2012 at Naropa University. An avid horse-woman, ocean lover, and hiker, Lizabeth feels most at home outdoors!