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With Kripalu-certified

Mindful Outdoor Guide

Sandy Wilson of Spirit of Dragonflies, LLC

Sunday, December 17, 10am - 12:30pm

Albert Family Community Forest
East Nassau, NY

​​$10 suggested donation;

any amount is welcome.

Pre-registration required - space is limited, so register early.
Ages 12+. To register, click on the link below. 

This event is capped at 20 participants. Registration will close on Friday, December 15 at 3pm, or sooner if the cap is reached.


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About this event

In celebration of the winter solstice, Sandy Wilson of Spirit of Dragonflies, LLC will lead a guided mindful walk on December 17 at Albert Family Community Forest from 10am – 12:30pm. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice marks the point in the year when the path of the sun in the sky is farthest south. At the winter solstice the sun travels the shortest path through the sky, and that day therefore has the least daylight and the longest night.


In nature, darkness is essential. Trees and plants need time to recharge their cycles. Animals and reptiles and amphibians go underground for much-needed rest and replenishment. Humans needs this time to recharge as well.

As humans have for thousands of years, together we will honor the winter solstice — that time in the Northern Hemisphere when the hours of light are at their minimum. We will explore how darkness informs nature, along with our physical and spiritual being, and how it helps us to see and appreciate the light that is available in its midst. 


What to expect & what to bring

This event will include periods of slow walking, mostly on trails, and may include periods of standing or sitting in the woods. Please remember to dress in weather-appropriate layers. We walk slowly and take time to sit and linger on these walks. No experience necessary - beginners are warmly welcomed.


Please dress in layers, wear shoes that can get dirty, and be prepared for the changing weather. You are invited to bring a notebook and pen however paper and pen will be provided. You may bring water and a snack if you like. Tea, cups, and sitting pads will be provided. 

About the outing leader
Sandra Wilson, certified Mindful Outdoor Guide, will lead a winter solstice walk that will focus on an intentional, contemplative space for reflecting on the season. We will engage in guided meditation and solo reflection alongside a slow, mindful saunter in nature while we reflect on the sacred wisdom offered when we are attentive to the voice of nature in the season, of the change in ourselves and in our local landscape. The sharing of tea and counsel will end the session. 


If you have questions or would like more information about this event, email Dan Morse.

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