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2019 Meditation Yoga Hike at The Mount Rainier Grand Park
Aug 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm| $35
Details: About 6 miles round trip, 1,000 feet gain. Amazing views!
Mountain Views: Join us for a summer getaway at this beautiful location in Rainier National Park, just two hours from Seattle. This is an amazing hike, past meadows and lakes and into a beautiful alpine meadow with views of Mt Rainier. We will invite some silence and walking meditations, do some gentle standing yoga poses, eat lunch in the forest, and get some nice fresh air, a good break from our indoor winters.
Forest Bathing: We will play with the idea of “Forest Bathing”, This healing art in Japan is called Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, the medicine of simply being in the forest. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.
What to Bring: Small backpack, a lunch, layers of clothes, rain gear just in case. Swimsuit if you want to jump into a cold lake!
How to Get there: We will discuss car pooling.
- 9:00am: Meet at Safeway in Enumclaw, car pool to trailhead
- 10:00am: Intros, short meditation, bing hike
- 11:00: Silent Meditation hike from Lake Ellenor
- 12:00: Forest Meadow Yoga
- 1:00: Continue hike up into upper Grand Park Meadow for lunch, views
- 2:00: Meditation walk, with Yoga Forest Balance Beam
- 3:00: Possible swim at Lake Ellenor (weather permitting)
- 4:00: Arrive back at cars for final meditation, closing, departure (maybe stop for ice cream at Wapiti Woolies, yum!:)
Date & time: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8 – 6pm
Location: Mount Rainier, Grand Park – Washington State
About the instructor: Roy Holman and Liz Gross
I am a 500 hour Certified Yoga teacher, in the Viniyoga tradition. I teach a safe, gentle, body-friendly, grounded, breath-connected, meditative, flowing traditional hatha yoga – a meditation in motion really. I like to move slow, give time to breathe deeply and savor the poses. Classes are very affordable, generally $10 a class.
I also teach breath-work (pranayama) and meditation, and also try to incorporate the many aspects of emotional healing and balancing I have learned. The meditation is a mindfulness style, with focus on breath awareness, heart opening, body senses, emotional clearing, and connection on all levels (body, breath, emotions, Earth, Spirit).
I have led over 60 retreats globally since 2000. The journeys are a profound chance to connect deeply with each other, and your true self, purpose and desires. They are an excellent balance of inner discovery and outer fun, food, hiking. . . . Prices range from about $250 – 350 for a weekend to $995 for 6 days in Sedona to about $1,495 for a 7-10 day journey abroad.
HeartMath and Life Coaching
In July of 2018 I was certified as a HeartMath Coach. HeartMath offers simple tools and techniques to help us move some of the energy out of our busy mind and to access our heart intuition and intelligence. I enjoy being with you as accompaniment for your personal journey, whether a one time visit or ongoing support. Depending on your needs, we may include HeartMath techniques and technology (I have tools to measure your heart coherence and well being) as well as breath, meditation, healing and yoga support, or simply listening and offering feedback and suggestions on anything from diet to exercises to life tips. Rates are sliding scale, $50 to $75 an hour. Or co-coaching with Liz at $75 – $125 an hour sliding scale.
Liz is a gifted energy, sound and vibration healer and intuitive, and also helps people clear scar tissues and energy blocks in the body. She also teaches yoga, meditation and healing with Roy on retreats. Liz often does some of the cooking on our retreats, and is a amazing cook!
Liz also helps people with her knowledge of astrology, Human Design, and the Gene Keys, which help people know themselves and their purpose.
“When you’re consciously in touch with the life energy within yourself, you have awareness & communication with the flow of energy that connects you to spirit. I feel very passionate about Vibrational Medicine and love working with others in this way & helping others to connect with their purpose and passion in life. Vibrational Energy Medicine brings the physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual bodies back into balance, which opens the way for rebuilding the healing systems of the body.”