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Mindfulness Connection

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

| $149

Mindfulness Connection
October 12 & 13, 2019
Saturday, October 12 9am-4pm
Sunday October 13 10am-3pm

How to Enroll: Visit the enrollment page

Where: Hummingbird Healing Arts Lodge, 9416 Miller Creek Rd, Missoula, Montana

Instructor: Kate Crouch
Registration: $149 per person for both days or $90 per person per day
Bring a sack lunch
12 OPI renewal units available
Event #18560002
If you have any questions, please contact director@wmplc.org​

​Immerse yourself in the beautiful practices of Natural Mindfulness. Enjoy this 2 day workshop inviting you to develop and explore a mindfulness practice based in nature. Within the comfort of the Hummingbird lodge yurt you will move in your creative body through yoga and guided into connection with the earth through meditation. Following, you will be exploring nature based mindfulness and art practices in the forests of the Miller Creek drainage.

We will delve into the importance of a personal exploration of mindfulness and the benefits they hold for your students and the classroom space. This workshop will provide teachers with accessible arts based mindfulness techniques. These are tools you can use in your personal and professional life. Throughout the weekend Kate will guide you to develop a sense of belonging to yourself, each other and the natural world.

Bring your own yoga mat, journal and hiking shoes. Please be prepared for the elements! Also, any art supplies you would like. There will be filtered water and tea available but no food will be provided. A sack lunch can be stored in a fridge and snacks are encouraged.

About the host
Kate Crouch holds a Master’s degree in Art Integration in Education from the University of Montana where she studied Mindfulness and Art. She has completed the Forest for Every Classroom teaching program through U of M and Montana Natural History Center. Her B.A is in Integrative Studies from Warren Wilson College.Kate is a certified Yoga instructor, with over 300 hrs in education. Currently She is a teaching artist for SPARK! Arts Missoula and conducts yoga classes in the valley. Her passion for teaching is rooted in her belief that movement, mindfulness and nature connection bring us all closer to our truest nature

Saturday October 12
Personal Practices of Mindfulness and Nature Connection
9:00: Welcoming, Introductions and materials check
9:30: Core concepts of Mindfulness Arts and the importance of Nature connection
10:00: Yoga practice based on grounding
11:00: Guided Meditation practice
12:00:Developing a personal mindfulness practice
12:30: LUNCH
1:00:: Patterns in Nature. Hike, journaling and observational drawing
2:30: Mindfulness Art activity
3:30 Closing circle

Sunday October 13
Bringing an authentic Connection to the classroom
10:00: Welcome and recap
10:30: Allowing the student space to discover
11:00: Elemental Yoga practices to take into the class”room”
11:30: Meditation for children, a little goes a long way
12:00: LUNCH
12:30 YOU are an Ecosystem! How to help kids see themselves as a part of nature-Hike, journaling and mindfulness art outside
2:30: Closing circle


October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am
October 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC)


Special Information
12 OPI Renewal Units
Cost details
$149 per person for both days or $90 per person per day
Event Format


Hummingbird Healing Lodge, Missoula
9416 Miller Creek Road
Missoula, MT, MT 59803 United States
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