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Friday

Pre-Festival Field Trip 

Creating a Place Map  1-4pm

An introduction to strategies for the practice of mindful observation to nurture sense of place.

Explore techniques in the art of observation that are used by field biologists and naturalists when reading and studying landscapes. Then create a place map that traces your own reflections, observations and investigations along the way.

The practice of mindful observation (noticing, observing and documenting all you experience and encounter as you move through a landscape) allows you the gift of time to slow down, to truly be in the present moment and focus on the flow of your own attention.

Hike through microhabitats using all senses in search of patterns, connections, textures, movements, sounds, rhythms and shapes within a landscape. Join us as we explore and deepen our connection with the land and create personal place maps of all we experience.

Presented by Anna Mae Beyer, yoga practitioner and teacher

What is yoga? Where did it come from? How do I decide what class is for me? All these questions and more answered. This presentation will explore the Origin and cultural context of yoga in the east and follow its recent journey and rise in popularity in the west. We will discuss the different lineages and disciplines we see today and how yoga has developed to fit into our modern world. Also includes basic yoga poses.

The Presenter

Anna Mae Beyer

"As a teacher, I strive to share with the world all the richness and growth that I have experienced through my own practice. There is no “one size fits all” path to enlightenment and understanding, but for me, Yoga & Meditation practices have been some of the biggest catalysts for change in my own life. I strongly believe that truth and possibility is deeply woven into each individual waiting to be awakened and, through practice & play, expressed in harmony with the self. I teach to help others to discover their voice, free it, and allow it to be heard in the great symphony of life."