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Reconnect Through Exploration of Natural Elements

Ann Reeves

Ann Reeves

 day-long retreat entitled Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: Exploring the Elements of Nature to Re-Connect with Yourself and with the Earth, will take place on September 29 from9am to 4pm, at New Pond Farm Educational Center in Redding. Join psychologist Ann Reeves in slowing down for an early autumn day to deepen your awareness of the beauty and healing gifts of the natural world. 

Participants will explore each element of nature—earth, wind, water and fire—in a slow, experiential manner to feel reconnected to their energies and gain a sense of peace. You will also renew your commitment to be a good steward of the earth as you learn about forest bathing; experience grounding exercises; and incorporate breathing, movement, meditation, poetry, drumming and alone time outside to experience the four elements in a deeply personal way. Using the grounds of New Pond Farm, you will share a simple, vegetarian-friendly farm lunch. 

The fee for the day is $100 per person, or $90 for New Pond Farm Members. Bring a journal or notebook, a writing utensil,
bug repellent, a drum or rattle if you’d like and rain gear if needed. Some of the day will be spent outside, rain or shine.

Reeves, a licensed psychologist in Wilton, practices positive psychology, teaches meditation and stress management, and likes to incorporate nature into her work. She also teaches emotional management techniques to individuals and groups to create more emotional resilience.

For more information, call 203-451-6208 or visit NewPondFarm.org. Location: New Pond Farm Educational Center, 101 Marchant Rd, West Redding. See ad, page 37. 

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