Shift Into Awe, Wonder And Effortless Flow
Step out of the stream of identification with thinking using ecological mindfulness practices as a gateway into effortless states of awe, wonder and deep presence.
Learn how to turn off your stress response at will using the breath and flush stress, tension and inflammation from your body so you can heighten your senses and tap into an effortless feeling of flow.
Saturday, May 21st, 2022 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Kerncliff Park in Burlington, Ontario
Here’s what this Eco-Mindfulness Training workshop will be covering:
Flow involves letting go of identification with thinking and bringing your full attention to your immediate sensory experience.
We will explore the 4 key foundations of flow states, what the Ancient Greeks called ecstasis (to “go beyond” thinking and identification with the conceptual self): selflessness, timelessness, effortlessness and richness.
Mindfulness involves the intentional non-judgemental experience of the present moment.
We will explore how to use mindful walking practices to draw our attention out of our internal dialogue and into the “felt presence” of immediate experience through the observation of the beauty of the world around us with awe.
Gratitude is another powerful tool for transcendence, which we can cultivate through pausing to notice all the things we take for granted and practicing acceptance of life as it flows.
Cultivating gratitude is a powerful antidote to the inner critic and negativity bias that is built into the human brain and is constantly targeted today by the media and advertising.
The experience of love can be as simple as experiencing with a sense of loving kindness.
We will explore how to ground ourselves in loving awareness through caring, appreciation, kindness and compassion for all the sentient beings of the forest.
Awe awakens reverence, respect, wonder, inspiration and gratitude.
Awe opens the door in our souls, in our hearts and minds. Awe is bigger than we are – like the sacred is bigger than we are – and so it pulls us out of ourselves, it touches on transcendence and allows us to see the world with childlike eyes.
Inspiration comes from these flash “a-ha moments” of insight where we intuit deeper into the shape of things.
Discover how completely unplugging and tuning all your senses into the natural world can spark new ways of seeing yourself and the world.
7. Peak Experiences
Peak experiences are those moments in time that become the defining moments of our lives. Learn about other people’s peak experiences and the psychology of peak experience developed by psychologist Abraham Maslow.
While peak experiences are rare, we will explore how to anchor ourselves throughout our day in daily flow experiences of awe and reverence that become the defining moments of our day, which we can relive each evening to amplify gratitude and wonder.
About The Instructor
Kyle Pearce is a certified instructor in mindfulness, somatic breathwork and flow state psychology.
He has a B.A. in History from the University of Victoria with a specialization in ancient civilizations, animism and the history of the modern world.
Since 2011, he has run an online education company called DIY Genius helping thought leaders productize their genius and sell their expertise to a global audience through online courses, group coaching programs and membership communities.
He started teaching forest meditation and eco-mindfulness workshops in 2016 in Stanley Park in his home of Vancouver, Canada and since then has lead mindful nature immersion experiences all over the world.
Awecology grew out of his passion for how experiential learning, group storytelling and transformative nature experiences can be a catalyst for boosting curiosity, ecological awareness and fostering the long-term motivation necessary to create sustainable change.
About The Location
We will be meeting at the main parking lot of Kerncliff Park in Burlington, Ontario. It’s a 45-minute drive from Toronto or Niagara Falls.
Kerncliff Park is one of the most beautiful places along the Niagara Escarpment offering wetlands for birdwatching, natural springs, large ravines and spectacular vistas of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline in the distance.
The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Kerncliff Park (location on Google Maps)
2198 Kerns Road,