Walking meditation makes us whole again. Only when we are
connected with our body are we truly alive. Healing is not possible without that connection. So walk and breathe in such a way that you can connect with your body deeply. The practice of mindful walking is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth. We breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to our true home.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Walking meditation is a form of meditation in action. It combines awareness of body and breath, attunement to the environment, and the dynamic experience of movement. Walking meditation may be done both slowly and at a regular pace, and is included both between seated meditation periods, and as an activity in and of itself. It can be experienced as a unified sense of flow with others.
Mindfulness in the Outdoors
I went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
Mindfulness practices in nature are offered in many forms by Insight Idyllwild.
Day-long and multiple day retreats will be offered that bring the benefits of mindfulness to light in the wilderness through formats that promote quietude in appreciation of the natural world, relaxation, self-awareness and joy.
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.
Yoga, the yoking of body, breath and mind, provides the opportunity to move with a mind of meditation, to deeply inhabit one’s own body, and to release tension and stress.
It is a component of some of Insight Idyllwild’s events, and serves as an opportunity to collaborate with experienced yoga teachers.