Flow into Summer
Yoga and Meditation Series
4 weeks 60 minute classes
When: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, June 7, 14, 21, 28 *Special Summer Solstice class June 21st
Where: Simply Fitness, downtown Nashville, IN, virtual option available
Cost: $88 Paid in full or $25 drop in per class
Each class will begin with yoga, followed by guided a breathing exercise and meditation designed to aid in detoxing, rejuvenated and revitalizing the mind and body. Students signed up will get a description of the themed yoga class along with the breathing exercises and descriptions with benefits of each to keep.
Deepen your practice of yoga, pranayama (breathing) and meditation. In the 4 weeks you will learn 4 breathing exercises, 4 guided meditations in addition to yoga sequences. The classes will give you tools and techniques to help increase your mindfulness, yoga and meditation practice. We will incorporate mindfulness practices throughout the series. By the end of the 4 weeks you will have a deeper understanding of a mindfulness practice that you can incorporate into your daily life to help increase mental, physical and emotional health and wellness.
Danielle obtained her yoga teacher training and meditation certification through SoulWork by Adi Shakti in Costa Rica. She is a Reiki Master, Thai masseuse, carries Wilderness First Aid and her Professional Mountain Bike Certification. Danielle is an adjunct professor at Indiana University and teaches Mindfulness in the Outdoors through the School of Public Health. She is the founder and creator of the Online Outdoor Wellness programs.
Danielle and her wife founded and own outdoor adventure company, DNK Presents, Brown County Bikes, the only full-service premiere bike shop located in downtown Nashville, IN, non-profit organization, Live Adventurously, that hosts the annual Women’s Adventure Giveaway program. Danielle founded the outdoor wellness organization, Soulful Trail.
Wellness in the Woods – Building Confidence on Your Next Adventure
Join Danielle Wolter Nolan for a guided outdoor day retreat, Wellness in the Woods, in beautiful secluded Story, IN in Brown County Indiana. We will begin the day with a hike in the southern part of Brown County in Story, IN. The hike has beautiful rock formations at the top, which is where we will do a short guided meditation and earthing session. After the guided meditation and breathing exercise we will practice what we learned in the Virtual Self Defense Training and discuss how to be more confident and empowered on your next hike or adventure. Then we will begin our decent and travel back to the Story Inn. From there we will have lunch together on the patio at the restaurant at the Story Inn – Wine Series at The Barn at Story is from 1-5pm (tickets sold separately).
When: Saturday Aug. 21st
Location: Story, IN
Cost: Early Bird $75.00
*Save $10 when you sign up for Virtual Self Defense Training using code Defense10
9am Meet at Story Inn, travel to trailhead
9:30am Begin hike
10:15am Guided meditation, breathing exercises, earthing, discuss and practice outdoor self defense techniques
12pm Arrive back at Story Inn for lunch at The Grill
Included in Cost:
- Guided hike, Earthing, Forest Bathing experience
- Self Defense in the outdoors practice and discussion on how to be more confident on your next adventure
- Catered lunch and non-alcoholic drink at The Story Inn Bed and Breakfast
- Secluded beautiful safe space experience to explore with Danielle at the Story Inn and in the wilderness of Brown County Indiana
-Transportation to and from The Story Inn, there is a short drive to the hike location as well but we will be able to car pool
-Travel insurance or fees incurred related to preparing for the event
*We have extra yoga mats if you need to borrow one
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, and shoes. The hike is not very long but very steep so you will need a sturdy trail shoe or hiking boot. You may want to bring something to sit on for the meditation. Bring a small backpack to carry your water, electrolytes, snacks for the day, sunscreen, bug spray and anything else you might need to carry with you.
Danielle is a certified Yoga instructor, Thai masseuse, Reiki Master and Outdoor Wellness course creator and Wilderness guide. She is the co-founder of DNK Presents, non-profit women’s empowerment organization, Live Adventurously and nature healing business, Soulful Trail. She loves to reconnect people with nature to increase mental, physical and emotional health and wellness.
Participants are not required to wear masks during the retreat because we will be outdoors but please bring a mask with you in case we would need to be closer than 6 feet for some reason.
Do not come to the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days leading up to the event. Your guidess, Danielle is fully vaccinated.
If you have any questions please reach out!
Reflect on the experiences of awe in your life and join me in a guided awe meditation.
I was taking my son for our regular walk last week in the yard. We are lucky to have a mix of open space, woods and a pond we share with the neighbors. Our usual half-way point is on the other side of the water, that’s where I take a moment to stop, take in a few deep, slow breaths, and reflect on the surrounding beauty. It’s here when I get my moment of awe, the feeling of wonder, amazement, and admiration. I don’t have too long before my son wants me to keep moving again but even though these moments of awe are short they fill up over time, day after day, week after week.
The first time I heard about an awe moment was several months ago listening to an episode from Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday podcast, one of the questions Oprah asked her guest at the end was, “when was the last time you had an awe moment”. I thought about the last time I felt a feeling of awe, it happened to be that morning, but I wanted to make sure to incorporate moments of awe in my daily life. Since having a baby my meditation practice has taken on new forms, which has been a blessing in disguise. I am now able to find meditation, mindfulness and moments of awe in ways I never thought before and was able to use some of these new methods in our latest Online Outdoor Wellness program.
Awe doesn’t have to be trekking to the top of a 14,000 ft. peak to see the sunrise over a snow-capped mountain range or being in the room when a new baby is born into the world. It can be each and every day, usually for me my awe moments are in nature; a blue heron swooping down from the sky diving towards the water, the sound of the breeze rustling through the trees in the forest, watching the bees pollinate from flower to flower in our yard. Our 14-month old son gives me awe moments and of course a lot aw moments too! An awe moment is another form of mindfulness, meditation and gratitude. It allows me to pause, look, listen and be fully present in an experience where I am consciously aware of the now.
Join me in a guided meditation exercise to experience and reflect on a moment of awe. Watch or close your eyes and listen to the practice below.