Nature-Based Mindfulness Program - Santa Cruz, Half Day Class (8/17/19)


Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Pogonip, Santa Cruz


This half-day program teaches easy, enjoyable ways to cultivate mindfulness by tapping into the calming, healing powers of nature - even if you live in a city and don’t have time.

Numerous studies document impressive benefits from mindfulness practice and nature connection, including reduced stress, anxiety, and depression; improved sleep and immune system function; and increased creativity and vitality. Integrating nature and mindfulness amplifies the benefits and supports mind-body wellness.

This session will be held on a very scenic and peaceful trail with redwoods, oaks, ferns, meadows, and a lovely creek. You’ll be guided through gentle yet powerful practices that will help you connect more deeply with the peace and beauty of nature and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. You will take home simple tools you can use to bring greater ease and balance into daily life and to receive more profound benefits from time in natural settings.

This program is especially appropriate for those who: want to connect with nature; spend most of their time indoors or in front of screens; are coping with chronic stress, anxiety, or depression; and/or aspire to cultivate mindfulness yet have difficulty with seated meditation or finding time to practice.

Please dress in layers, ready for sun or shade, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring water and a snack, and a journal if you wish.


Pogonip Creek Trail, Santa Cruz
Meet at the end of Golf Club Drive (off Highway 9, near intersection of Highway 1 and downtown Santa Cruz)


$55 per half-day session
$45.00 if you are an alumnus of a previous Nature-Based Mindfulness Program
Scholarship support available for those with financial limitations. Please contact to request.

INSTRUCTOR: Kai Siedenburg is a mindful nature connection guide who is passionate about helping people connect with nature as a path to greater peace, joy, and healing. She has over 30 years of experience leading innovative educational programs.

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be received in writing at at least 24 hours in advance of the class, to receive a full refund. No refunds after that.

Program Details

Program Date 08-17-2019 1:00 pm
Program End Class Date 08-17-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Closes 08-17-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price $55.00
Location Pogonip Creek Trail
We are no longer accepting registration for this program