Herons Ghyll, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN22 4DB
Rediscover a sense of belonging and connection through guided practices of wonder and awe, beginning with an immersion into our immediate environment in the forest, and gradually expanding further and further outwards to the edges of the Universe. With forest bathing guide Helena Skoog and mindful stargazing expert Mark Westmoquette.
First we’ll spend some time immersing ourselves in the natural environment through a variety of guided forest bathing practices with Helena. Forest Bathing is the practice of spending intentional time with trees or in woodland settings. You’ll be guided through a series of ‘invitations’ to reconnect with nature, touching on themes including the power of trees; nature for health; nature for happiness; and nature connection in the city.
We’ll then have a picnic together (light supper and tea included). As it gets dark, we’ll begin our practice of mindful stargazing with Mark. Mindful stargazing is not about star maps or using technology. It’s about developing a first-hand, experiential knowledge of what it is to ‘be’ in this vast Universe of ours – not looking up at the stars, but realising we’re in the stars (and actually made of them!). You’ll be guided through a variety of meditations that will take us to the far reaches of the Universe with your feet staying firmly on the ground. If it’s clear, Mark will finish with a tour of the constellations.
Note: if the weather is bad, we may have to postpone or cancel the event.
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The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.