MINDFULNESS & PLAYFULNESS

NATURE & CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES – A TWO PART ONLINE WORKSHOP

One thing we can easily learn from Nature is balance. Balance between doing and not doing, between motion and stillness…balance between Mindfulness and Playfulness.
When you look around in Nature, there’s a constant motion and playfulness – birds, insects, animals, leaves rustling, wind blowing; but at the same time there’s an equal amount of stillness, mindful presence of never ending landscape – mountain, forests, water, sand, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars.
In this two part workshop we will learn to connect with Mindfulness and Playfulness of Nature through a series of practices and exercises (yoga, meditation and practical exercise done in Nature); to then be able to incorporate Nature’s intelligence in our daily live and become more balanced in our Being.
The workshop will consist of 2 x 2hrs Zoom session and homework to do in between these sessions.
FIRST SESSION: Sunday 16 May, 5-7PM
SECOND SESSION: Sunday 23 May, 5-7PM
COST: $55AUD (Includes both sessions)
Zoom Link will be provided upon payment
Facilitator: Irina Morrison, I.M. Yoga
Guest Facilitator: Sunil Chauhan, Himalayas, India
Sunil is a wandering mountain man whose heart and spirit lies in nature. He travels the length and breadth of the Himalayas deepening his relationship with nature as well as engaging in dialogue with communities to bring meaningful social change using various tools including nature based spirituality.
He has been part of setting up various social enterprises and initiatives over the last 2 decades in various Himalayan states. He has worked on a multitude of issues ranging from energy efficiency, sustainable livelihoods, enterprise development, palliative care, mental health, environmental issues, climate change, mysticism and eco-psychotherapy.
Currently much of his work focuses on enabling social initiatives to develop efficient strategies to bring collective action that can affect positive social change on the ground.
Nature based work is at the core of his endeavours to bring about meaningful change in our collective consciousness which he pursues through the Healing forest initiative. The objective of this initiative is reconnecting people to nature and bringing a more human element into environmentalism and conservation. The idea is to show people the healing powers of nature and how it is at the very roots of our well being. This is done through healing walks and retreats into the forests. The principle is to develop meaningful relationships with nature, ourselves and our communities