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Yoga in the Barn Story Inn Bed and Breakfast

Wellness in the Woods

Join Danielle Wolter Nolan for a guided outdoor day retreat, Wellness in the Woods, at the beautiful secluded Story Inn in Brown County Indiana. We will begin the day with an hour yoga session in the Barn behind the Story Inn, then we will drive a short distance to the trail head of the hike. The hike is short but steep and narrow. It has beautiful rock formations at the top of the hike, which is where we will do a short guided meditation and earthing session. 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.

When: Saturday Sept. 12th

Time: 9am-1:30pm

Location: Story Inn Bed and Breakfast

Cost: Early Bird $75.00 until Aug. 31st

$89.00 after Aug. 31st

 

Schedule:

9-10am Yoga in The Barn

10:15 Leave for Guided Hike and meditation

12pm Arrive back at Story Inn

12:15pm Lunch

 

Included in Cost:

  • Yoga session
  • Guided hike, Earthing, Forest Bathing experience
  • Meditation
  • Catered lunch and non-alcoholic drink at The Story Inn Bed and Breakfast (wine tasting included for an additional cost)
  • Secluded beautiful safe space experience to explore with Danielle at the Story Inn and in the wilderness of Brown County Indiana

Not Included: 

-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

Gear: 

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. 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.

 

Meet Danielle: 

Danielle Wolter Nolan, Soulful Trail, Wellness in the Woods
Danielle Wolter Nolan, Soulful Trail, Wellness in the Woods

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19: 

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.

If you have any questions please reach out!

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The Moment of Awe

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.

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