April is Earth Month! Join us for this special Earth Day retreat where we’ll tap into the reciprocal, healing relationship between humans and the natural world. Participants will be empowered with meaningful ways of addressing climate change, both by learning tangible ways to support the planet’s health as part of day-to-day life and through guidance in self-care practices to strengthen resilience, longevity and compassion for the ongoing work that is needed. Co-facilitated by Cindy Olsen, Sheldrake naturalist and founder of Cindy by Nature, and Katy Romita, founder of One Small Stone, the 3-hour retreat incorporates forest bathing, guided meditation, journaling, gentle movement, and facilitated discussion, as well as nourishing tea and delicious bites. Participants will come away with a personalized strategy for halting climate change, a take-home climate-action journal, and a sense of renewal, connection, and empowerment to serve as a long-term steward of our planet.
Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Format: This program will be conducted outdoors. A portion of the program may be spent indoors.
Fee: Early-Bird Admission (through 3/26): $45 for members/$55 for nonmembers; Regular Admission (starting 3/27): $60 for members/$75 for nonmembers
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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 a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued under other circumstances, including missed sessions.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Cindy Olsen is a Sheldrake Environmental Educator, a certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, and founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC. She is passionate about sharing the powerful physical and mental benefits of nature and mindfulness with others.
Katy Romita, founder of One Small Stone, is a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor and a Mindful Schools Mindfulness Foundations graduate, bringing nearly two decades of experience in a variety of meditation practices. Katy has also earned certificates from Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab and holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MPA from New York University.