Connect with nature in this restorative series, appropriate for all levels of experience and ability. Through both mindfulness and drawing exercises, participants are guided to observe our natural environment with fresh eyes and to experience the world around us with renewed awe. The program is co-led by Susan Girling, an artist-naturalist, and Katy Romita, a mindfulness-meditation instructor.
Each 90-minute session will include:
- Meditation and mindfulness exercises
- Guided exercises for observing and drawing from nature
- Tea and conversation
- Meaningful time in nature
This unique class allows participants to reap the many combined health benefits of meditation, expressing creativity and practicing new motor skills, community connection, and time in nature. Drawing supplies and meditation seats are provided to participants.
Presented in partnership with the Scarsdale Adult School.
Dates: Tuesdays – September 19-October 3 (3 sessions)
Times: 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Sheldrake Environmental Center
Please register. Advance registration required.
Cancellation Policy: In the event that Sheldrake should cancel a program, either a makeup will be scheduled or a refund will be issued. Participant cancellation requires a minimum of one week’s notice (in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org), and (for this program only) a $15 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued under other circumstances, including missed sessions.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Katy Romita is the founder of One Small Stone, a meditation center dedicated to helping people find more peace in their own lives and in the world. Katy’s work with One Small Stone was featured in the April 2022 edition of Good Housekeeping. Katy is a certified Meditation Instructor and a Mindful Schools Mindfulness Foundations graduate. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MPA from New York University, and a certificate from Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab. You can find Katy on the web at www.onesmallstone.net and on Instagram and Facebook @onesmallstonesustainability.
Susan Girling is a naturalist at Sheldrake. She is happiest outside observing nature! Susan is an artist with years of experience studying Botanical Art at the New York Botanical Garden and holds a BFA in Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis.