Before hiking to my favorite place on the Big Island to meditate & do qigong (see explanation below), we'll meet to introduce ourselves and discuss our interest & experience level in mindful movement & meditation (no experience necessary), along with what we'd like to get out of this adventure together. Then we'll head off on a gentle hike of less than a mile through pristine ironwood-forested coastline, including wading through a shallow tidal stream & sandy tidepools. We'll traverse over lava rock, but it's not particularly difficult, and we're likely to see sea turtles & tropical fish. We'll spend the bulk of our time doing qigong (pron. CHI-GOONG: gentle mindful movement opening up the body's flow of subtle breath/energy) & meditating with the ocean waves, pools, breezes, lava & forest at an extremely secluded, virtually unknown spot I've spent many lovely hours at. I'll guide a class tailored to the group & my intuitions of what the life force is calling for in each moment. We'll cultivate free-flowing, grounded vitality in body, heart, mind & spirit - it's bliss-practice! Finally, we'll see a natural rock inlet where the full power of the Pacific's waves are channeled into a spectacular crash, then I'll guide you on a hike back to the parking area. After that, feel free to stay and meditate, swim, picnic, and/or watch the ocean & sunset. How alive are you ready to feel??
Our birthright is vitality, connection & oneness with ourselves, loved ones & all nature/existence – and together we can reclaim it. That's what I live by: in other words, Live on the Raw Edges of Life! Ürbāh rhymes with "pure raw" and means "the potential for healing & bliss in every moment." I've practiced qigong (mindful energy movement) & meditation for 15 years, am a Healing Tao USA Assoc. Instructor, plus I teach & practice Non-Violent (Compassionate) Communication, Co-Counseling, trauma resolution, and other comprehensive healing work, as well as raw diet & holistic health, all in a context of nondual spirituality from many traditions. Formerly a resident/teacher at local intentional community GaiaYoga Gardens, I'm now sharing all of these consciousness & health practices with the world and would love to do so with you in nature!
In case you need it, I'll bring an extra water bottle and provide reverse-osmosis water for that or for your water bottles…
I'm happy to take pictures of you in this beautiful location using your phone/camera or mine.
The park we'll be spending our time at (nearby to but different than the park we'll initially meet at) is off the beaten path, only really known to locals - and even then, not many of them traverse the areas we'll be venturing to. I consider it Hilo's most secluded ocean spot: right on the coast, featuring pristine ironwood forests, sandy tidal streams & tidepools, patches of sandy beach, and the Pacific Ocean waves crashing into the lava rock.
最多可有10位年满13周岁的参与者参加。 No requirements other than being able to wade through shallow water and hike over rocky terrain. Children (either 13 and over or younger) need to be mature enough to concentrate and participate with us in the qigong and meditation…
This experience involves hiking over rocky terrain and some wading through shallow water, so you'll obviously need to be able to handle that, but it won't be particularly challenging. No previous experience with qigong, meditative movement, or meditation is required.