Friday, August 13th
8:00am to 10:00am
Mend: A Grief Sanctuary
6515 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN
$55 Registration Fee
Please join us for a safely-distanced outdoor nature immersion experience to help ease the pain of grief and loss. This 2 hour session, led by certified yoga instructor Dallas Rising, is designed to help you tune into your senses. Enjoy both guided and silent portions to help you connect with nature as part of your healing from grief, trauma, or loss.
Participants should plan to dress comfortably for the weather, wear appropriate footwear for walking in the woods, bring a camping chair or other free-standing support so you have an option to sit, a refreshing beverage, and wear sunscreen. Insect repellant may come in handy, too.
Mend, is a new location from our previous Nature Immersion sessions. This beautiful, secluded space will be a great place to reflect and heal. Please note that some of the paths that we may walk are narrow and could involve moderate hills.
Space is limited to 7 participants. Register today to guarantee your space!
Scholarships available if unable to cover full registration fee.
Contact MNelson@FamilyMeans.org for more info.
Mend is a healing sanctuary set in 30 acres of wild woods, rolling pastures, and spring-fed ponds just south of the Twin Cities. A place for respite and remembering, Mend offers the opportunity to reconnect with the deep wisdom of the natural world and restore body, spirit, and mind.
Mend is open to all who seek peace, inspiration, comfort, and relief - and offers a multitude of meditative places, spaces, and ways to receive it.
Wildflower Pollinator Labyrinth | Healing Nature Trails | Food Forest | Mendmobile | Barnyard
Currently open by appointment only, or special events such as this one.
Learn more about Mend by visiting their Facebook Page.
Inspired by Japanese practice shinrin-yoku (a.k.a forest bathing or forest therapy), you will take part in a multi-sensory session. The instructor will encourage you to experience the sounds of rustling branches, the feeling of gentle winds, and the sights of summer sunshine. Surrounded by natural beauty, you will take time to notice the details and find comfort in the simple restorative power of nature. Studies have shown immersion in the outdoors is a proven way to reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and lower blood pressure; all of which help in your healing process.
FamilyMeans is a multi-service, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1963. We are funded by grants, donations, and client fees. FamilyMeans is headquartered in Stillwater, Minnesota, with branch offices located throughout the Twin Cities metro area, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
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