Mindful Mondays in the Forest

November 23, 2020 all-day America/Chicago Timezone
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary
440 Wilchester Blvd, Houston, TX 77079
Heather Sullivan
Phone (713) 932-1639

Mindful MondaysJoin Houston Audubon for weekly mindfulness classes!  Mindful Mondays at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary are coming back starting on September 14! Houston Audubon made some changes this year to keep our participants safe from COVID-19. The event will be held entirely outdoors, with an option to sign up for the 8-week series as an online Zoom participant. Tea will not be served, and participants will be required to wear masks when interacting with each other and our wonderful instructor Heather Sullivan.

Classes will be held on Mondays from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM from September 14 to November 9, 2020. There is no class on Monday, October 12. Please check the registration link for details on health considerations.

Inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan, more and more nature centers like Houston Audubon are offering programs that provide restorative time in nature, helping Houston Audubon to reground and find respite from Houston Audubon modern, hectic lives.

Mindfulness is a powerful but simple tool – focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. This powerful therapeutic technique is even more powerful when practiced in nature, lowering blood pressure, stress hormone levels and heart rate.  “Nature is always here and now. Your breath, your senses, anything around you. When you are being aware of the life within you and around you, you are being mindful of this present moment, and it will always calm you down. You cannot do nature, you can just be there. Being is calming.” – Dr. Bjarte Stubhaug is a Norwegian psychiatrist and mindfulness-expert.