Experience Winter Walking Meditation at Audubon Jan 9

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Walking meditation allows us to find calm and connection through movement, breath, mindfulness and nature. You can experience this at Audubon Community Nature Center on Thursday, January 9, 4-5 p.m.
Walking meditation allows us to find calm and connection through movement, breath, mindfulness and nature. You can experience this at Audubon Community Nature Center on Thursday, January 9, 4-5 p.m.

The American naturalist and nature essayist John Burroughs said, “It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

Audubon Community Nature Center invites you to experience a Winter Walking Meditation, Thursday, January 9, 2020, 4-5 p.m.

Walking meditation allows us to find calm and connection through movement, breath, mindfulness and nature.

You will quiet your mind, tune into your senses and connect with the world around you, discovering the wonders of the winter landscape and your place in it.

This class is appropriate for most, but you must be able to walk two miles at an easy pace. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Karen Hansen from Samsara Yoga Center will lead this winter exploration of Audubon.

Hansen is co-owner of Samsara Yoga Center. She is trained in the Sri Vidya Yoga Tradition. She completed her formal studies at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy, earning her 200, 500 Hour & Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification (AYS). A yoga practitioner since 2001, Karen began teaching in 2010. In addition to private clients, classes, and volunteer work, she teaches at Chautauqua Institution during the summer season.

Cost is $16, $12 for Nature Center members.

Paid reservations are required by Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or going online to AudubonCNC.org/Programs and clicking through “Current Schedule.”

Walk-ins are accepted if there is room: call for availability.

This program is part of the Healthy Connection series for 2020 and will be offered again on February 13, 2020.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa.

Hours for the Nature Center building and its Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Bald Eagle viewing and trails to walk, snowshoe or cross country ski are open dawn to dusk daily.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.