Building Connection - Spring 2017

A pathway to Developing a Deeper Sense of Awareness to the Natural World

with Sarah Hubbard

Weekly March 14, 2017 – May 2, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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In this 8 week class we will discuss what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your lives with simple tools for connecting to Earth.

Each week we will cover a rich topic and practice it together.

  • March 14: Deep Nature Connection
  • March 21: The Art of Paying Attention
  • March 28: The Benefits of a Stillness Practice
  • April 4: Hazards and Barriers
  • April 11: The Feathered Kingdom
  • April 18: Mammals and the Messages They Leave For Us
  • April 25: Plants, Trees, and Fungi
  • May 2: Your 6 senses and Starry Skies

Each week we will gather in the Adult classroom at the State Botanical Gardens for a short presentation filled with inspirational videos and information as well as common sense; easy to practice activities at home.  We will engage in conversation about connection and the struggles to find time in our busy lives to connect with the natural world.  Each week we will also take time out for stillness in nature and practicing together in the gardens.  (Please plan to dress for the weather – if it is raining we will sit in the conservatory.)

Sarah brings a lot of passion for connecting to the natural world and will share many of her personal tools and stories as well as what inspires her to keep returning to her practice daily.

There will be goals each week to try at home.

During the 8 weeks of this course every participant will receive a daily email of inspiration, resource information, and other information to help you on your journey into Deep Nature Connection.  At the end of the course a full transcript of all the links and resources used in the class will be shared.

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***A little about our instructor Sarah Hubbard:

Sarah Hubbard has been a mentor at Wild Intelligence for 5 years.  She has nurtured a life long relationship with the natural world and loves learning new things  – especially with people who love it as much as she does.  For the last 4 years she has had a daily practice of getting outside and connecting to Earth while also studying bird language with Rick Bedsworth, Dan Gardoqui both of whom contributed to Jon Young’s book ‘What the Robin Knows’. She is a life long resident of Athens still living on land she was raised on with her husband and two children.  Sarah describes herself as a pathological earth lover.  She writes a daily journal where she shares moments from her sit spot, stories, photos, meditations, and poetry on her blog which can be found at www.listeningtosilence.com.