Family Friday: Mindful Outdoor Experience
Family Fridays: Mindful Outdoor Experience
Led by Ashley McDuff Clarke, Certified Yoga Instructor
Friday, November 13 | 3-4 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Meet in Blount Plaza
$15 child + 1 adult | $5 for an additional family member
This experience includes a short introduction to the land in order to foster a sense of appreciation, curiosity and gratitude for place. It is followed by a series of steps to invite participants into the present moment. We awaken the senses and transition to a relaxed state of being by walking with awareness, noticing sensations in relationship to the land and elements, and “nature meditations," where participants are invited to sit and observe movement and stillness on the land. We conclude with a voluntary group sharing of our individual experiences.
No previous hiking experience is necessary. Walks are less than one a mile in length but do include a brief sit spot to meditate mindfully on your natural surroundings. Learn the Fox Walk, Owl Eyes, and Deer Ears and enjoy experiencing Nature with new appreciation.
COVID-19 SAFETY STATEMENT
In accordance with the statewide mask mandate all participants in any outdoor programs will be required to maintain a minimum distance of six feet from any person from another household whenever possible, all participants over the age of six will be required to wear masks (subject to exceptions outlined by the mandate), and masks will be encouraged for participants under the age of six if possible.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.