February Forest Immersion walk

Event date 23 Feb '20 10:00 - 12:30
Event location Dandenong Ranges, VIC • To be confirmed upon reservation, Mount Dandenong, 3676, VIC, Australia

Journey into the forest together with a small group to ignite and nourish a deep appreciation for the natural world.

This is no ordinary bush walk. We will not cover a large physical distance. This experience is about depth and going deeper within ourselves. It invites you to walk meditatively, connect deeply, and experience your connection with nature in a way that you may not have explored before.

During the experience I will invite you to slow down, walk meditatively, and engage in a number of activities, prompts if you will, to connect deeply to the natural world. To embrace the world with all your senses. To explore your surroundings and your internal world. The natural world shows us metaphors and messages when we slow down to listen.

The morning will look something like this (with room for fluidity):
Gather at 10:00 am for a 10:15 start (if you're running late or lost please text me 0417 720 984
10:15 commence and 'arrive'/ ground in the space, get to know each other
10:15 -12:00 Engage in forest immersion activities
12:00 Tea ceremony and group share
12:30pm return to the starting point of the walk

This walk is limited to 15 people to ensure an intimate experience.
I wish to make this accessible to all and I wish for the experience to be of value for you.
Contribution: $30 Adults, $15 youth 12 years and above, $15 concession/ seniors
Payment secures your place. Please transfer by direct deposit by 19th February to
Account name Rachel DeSumma
BSB 814 282
Account number 50959306

If cost is a barrier, please contact me to discuss. I am open to exchanges of skills or produce and am an active member of MERLETS (willing to offer a half points, half payment option).

Refund policy:
I understand that participants may feel unwell or unable to attend on the day. If you cancel your attendance before 6pm on the day before the walk I will be able to provide you with a refund or credit that can be put towards an upcoming walk.

Cancellation policy:
If you can no longer attend, please inform me as early as possible so I can make your space available for others. Refunds or credit towards other walks are possible for cancellations made before 6pm on the day before a walk.
The event may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather, high winds, total fire ban, heavy rain or other unforeseen circumstances. In the case that the event is cancelled I will offer you the option to reschedule and join another walk or receive a full refund.

To better understand your interest in attending and to start you thinking about our connection to the natural world, please email me at forestimmersionwalks@gmail.com the following:
1. What is something in nature that inspires you?
2. If you had to chose one aspect of the natural world to be grateful for, what would it be, and why?
3. A contact number and an emergency contact
I will email you with details of location and meeting place.
Please note, I will do my best to ensure that the walk is a safe and enjoyable experience. Please be aware that you are the expert in your own health and engage in these walks at your own risk.
I look forward to journeying with you into the forest :)