Nature Programs

Finding ways to get outside and connect with nature have never been more important. Fresh air and exercise can improve your mental health, offer respite from your busy life, and improve physical well-being. Time for meditation and prayer help you to be attuned to the Spirit and attentive to the Divine. All of our programs offer close encounters with green spaces and opportunity for healing and wholeness.

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Wednesday Labyrinth Walks

Each Wednesday at 10am come to walk our large 7-circuit labyrinth. Made from Crieff field stone, it offers the opportunity for walking meditation. As your feet move, your heart and mind are free to think, wonder or pray. A facilitator will be available to offer an introduction for those new to the practice or to answer questions. 

To register, send an email to [email protected] On arrival, come to the schoolhouse at the entrance to sign in (contact tracing information is stored for 30 days) and leave a donation. Physical distancing will be in effect, but masks are optional while outdoors.

 

Friday Forest Walks

Extensive trails offer ample space for meditative walking which is good for body and soul. Your weekly host will begin with a short reading and invite you to set a focus or intention for your walk, and then lead you on one of our wooded paths. The walks will last about an hour, but will depend on the speed of the individuals and the weather.

To register, send an email to [email protected] On arrival, come to the schoolhouse at the entrance to sign in (contact tracing information is stored for 30 days) and leave a donation. Physical distancing will be in effect, but masks are optional while outdoors.


Birds and Bees

Twice a year we are joined by Brian Pomfret, a local licensed bird bander. He carefully catches birds as part of a continent-wide study of bird populations, identifying various species and offering education for beginners and experienced birders alike. Come and see how the birds are captured and banded for identification and then help in their release back into the wild. 

As a part of your visit, you are invited to walk to our nearby bee hives and learn about honey production here at Crieff Hills. Watch from a distance, or put on a bee jacket and get up close and personal with our hard working bees! Our beekeeper will be happy to give you a tour and answer your questions.

Safe, clean washrooms are provided for program participants only. Physical distancing will be in effect, but masks are optional while outdoors.

To register, send an email to [email protected] On arrival, come to the schoolhouse at the entrance to sign in (contact tracing information is stored for 30 days). Cost is $10 per person and can be sent via e-transfer or by card/cash on arrival. 

 

Next Date: Saturday September 26th 2020 at 9am