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Awakening in Nature Tours and Meditation Hikes

We have a number of tours devoted to appreciating the natural beauty and aliveness this Universe has to offer, while connecting with the same aliveness that animates our bodies. Whether we are gazing at the mountains, the sun, the moon, the stars, the forest, a waterfall, whether hiking in the woods or sitting on the mountain top, we start each tour by setting an intention to help ground us in the present moment. We provide some guidance on attaining a state of expanded awareness designed to connect us with the rich aliveness of the natural world all around. Our guided meditations are designed to create a sense of oneness with all that is, while Mother Nature provides a beautiful container for Self-exploration and Self-discovery.

Each tour concludes with a sharing circle for those who feel motivated to share their experience and some guidance for further Self-investigation. Each participant will leave feeling a deeper connection to all that is as well as tools to help them connect with inner peace in the midst of everyday life.

Please contact us to schedule your awakening journey into the beautiful mountains of WNC. [Be sure to ask about our discount for local residents.]

 

Into the Woods - Fall Color Tour

The Fall is a beautiful time to visit Western NC as the leaves transition from their rich green color, to yellows, oranges, reds and browns. Join us for a 2 hour journey into the mountains to see Mother Nature's beautiful display of colors. We will pick you up and take you on a scenic drive to a mountain trail near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hikes begin with setting an intention and some guidance on making the most of your time in nature, followed by a sharing circle. There is no shortage of scenic destinations for any skill level, so let us know if you have any special requests.

Price: $40 per person

When: Flexible hours

 

Full Moon Rising Tour

Have you ever noticed how large the moon appears to be when it's near the horizon? It can appear to be many times larger at the horizon than when it's high overhead. Rather than bore you with the scientific explanation, why not just come enjoy seeing it rising above the Blue Ridge Mountains! Join us for a 2 hour journey to a mountain top and witness the beauty of the  moon floating slowly into view. We meet an hour before moonrise time (click here for schedule) and journey to a perfect viewing spot. These tours are held within 1 day before and after the full moon each month.

Price: $40 per person

When: Nov 11, 4:30 - 6:30, Nov 12, 5:00 - 7:00, Nov 13, 5:30 - 7:30

Dec 11, 4:00 - 6:00, Dec 12, 5:00 - 7:00, Dec 13, 6:00 - 8:00

 

Meteor Celebration and Contemplative Stargazing Tour

The Leonid meteor shower graces our skies only once per year and this evening occurs near the peak of this annual event. Join astronomer and author Stephan Martin for an evening of stargazing as we contemplate the wonder, beauty, and mystery of the fall night sky as we watch the stars fall on this special night. We’ll expand our hearts and minds as we explore the constellations, reflect on our place in the Milky Way galaxy, and discuss the origin and nature of the magnificent universe that surrounds us. Bring a blanket or chair for sitting on the ground and dress warmly.

Price: $40 per person

When: Nov 15, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

Contemplative Stargazing Tour

Join astronomer and author Stephan Martin for an evening of contemplative stargazing as we open ourselves to the wonder, beauty, and mystery of the fall night sky. We’ll expand our hearts and minds as we explore the fall constellations, reflect on our place in the Milky Way galaxy, and discuss the origin and nature of the magnificent universe that surrounds us. Bring a blanket or chair for sitting on the ground and dress warmly.

Price: $40 per person

When: Nov 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

Native and Medicinal Plant Hikes

Join us for a 2 hour exploration of the native and medicinal plants that grow in the mountains of WNC. Learn about the various plants and what they are used for, while sipping Ginseng infused tea. Depending on the season you will learn about Ginseng, Bloodroot, Cohosh and Goldenseal, just to name a few. Price includes a plant start and/or medicinal tincture.

Price: $50 per person

 

Cannabis (CBD) Farm Tours

People everywhere are touting the health benefits of using CBD. There are several farmers growing and processing hemp for CBD production. In this 1.5 hour tour we will take you to a local hemp farm so you can see what goes into growing and processing this popular plant. Flowers, tinctures and other CBD-based items will be available for purchase.

Price: $50 per person  

 

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Catawba Falls

Ginseng

Hemp