Mindfulness Among the Monuments
September 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Experience Congressional Cemetery through Mindfulness
Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural features of Congressional Cemetery through an outdoor mindfulness tour. Outdoor mindfulness is akin to Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, a Japanese wellness practice that helps individuals access the healing properties of nature. Research shows that extended contemplative time in nature calms the mind, promotes well-being, and cultivates a profound sense of belonging. The session begins with warm-ups, centering, and breathing exercises. These are followed by a non-strenuous walk, and an extended sit. We will slow down, be curious, and take time to connect with the natural and historic place that is Congressional Cemetery. Mindfulness Among the Monuments is lead by Susan West Montgomery. Susan is a certified Outdoor Mindfulness Guide providing outdoor mindfulness excursions in the Washington DC region and beyond. She specializes in developing customized excursions at historic and cultural sites where she can deepen the mindfulness experience by layering in the nature-culture connection. Tickets are $25 and limited to 20 participants.