ADVENTURES

Mindful Snowshoe

January 25, 2020​
March 28, 2020
Tahoe National Forest
2 hrs  |    $0   |   Deposit Required
The Adventure:
 
Join us on a mindful snowshoe hike in the majestic Lake Tahoe Basin. 
 
This adventure is designed for children ages 8- to 13-years-old and is a technology-free event.  Snowshoes are provided! 
 
All participants should have a fitness level enabling them to walk outdoors over uneven terrain for approximately 2 hours while carrying a light backpack. We are honored and delighted to have this hike guided by the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

Why Mindfulness Snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing encourages mental clarity, perseverance in the face of challenge or discomfort, openness, and serenity. 

 

Snowshoeing provides opportunities for introspection, increased awareness and knowledge of one’s self and the environment, connectedness to nature and others and relaxation.  It promotes moving meditation, encouraging mindfulness of the present moment and peacefulness of mind and body - building respect for the environment, gratitude, perspective and skills for stress reduction. 

 

Consider for: 

    Children who struggle with tension, nervousness, worry, or stress

    Children who struggle with loneliness, isolation, or negative thinking

    Children who struggle with withdrawal, avoidance, or low mood 

    Children who struggle with adjustment, adaptability, flexibility or transitions 

 

Natural Elements:  

The mindful focus of each event will center upon the natural elements available. Consistent with mindfulness-based therapies, each element embodies a quality which can promote emotional stability and well-being.  Snowshoeing offers: 

         Flower:  Qualities of openness, flexibility, perfection and beauty as is.

         Promotes feeling fresh, energetic, & resilient. 

 

         Water:  Qualities of reflecting, tranquil, & seeing things clearly as they are.  

          Promotes feeling calm, still and quiet. 

         Mountain:  Qualities of a solid, calm, & unwavering nature. 

         Promotes feeling strong, confident, and determined. 

         Open Space:  Qualities of freedom, openness, & welcoming of all.

         Promotes feeling free, light, relaxed and peaceful.  

Environmental Policy: 

At The Courage Project, we believe those connected to nature are most motivated to protect it.  We seek to promote environmental stewardship and self-efficacy through Leave No Trace policies. Consistent with this vision, we ask that no single use plastic bottles be brought to the event. Each participant will be provided with a water bottle and snack.  Please pack out all items you packed in and strive to leave the natural environment untouched.  

Location and Contact Details
Email:  info@courageproject.org
TBA
After registration is received and eligibility is determined, you will receive an email with location, schedule, and equipment details.  We look forward to snowshoeing with you!
Cancellation Policy
All adventures are free, but require a credit card deposit to secure your reservation.  We ask that you only register for events that you are confident that you can attend.  After you attend an adventure, your deposit will be refunded within 7 business days of participation.  If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we require 7 days notice.  If you cancel less than 7 days prior to an event, you will not receive a refund.  If you are not present for an adventure for which you have registered, and you have not provided notice of cancellation 7 days in advance, your deposit will not be refunded. 
Reserve your spot for Mindful Snowshoe
2 hrs  |    $0   |   Deposit Required

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