Sensory Walk in Lancaster County Park
non-credit – in person, off campus
- Dates: July 13
- Times: 4:30-7:30PM
- Meetings: 1
- Days: Thursday
- Instructor: Dana Jain
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Walking in nature, with all of its colors, sights, and sounds, is a powerful way to engage the whole body, one of the most important observation “tools” we have for making sense of our environment and experiences. The freedom to explore outside at our own pace, away from technology and other distractions, has the potential to stimulate our senses and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. We’ll engage our senses of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting as well as movement, balance, proprioception (awareness of one’s body in space and in relation to itself) and interoception (awareness of one’s inner bodily experience). We’ll explore the park as a group, in pairs, and on our own. Some of the time we’ll move in silence, slowly, paying close attention to what we perceive through our bodies, our senses, in relationship with our surroundings. By not talking, writing, or taking pictures, we can more fully immerse ourselves in the present moment and open ourselves to the subtler, more nuanced aspects of experiences. At other times, we’ll reflect on our experiences in writing, conversation, and making art.
NOTE: Exact location for this workshop will be provided upon registration.
This course must meet minimum enrollment by July 6th in order to run. Register today!
- A pen/pencil and notebook for taking notes
- A bag/basket large enough to hold any items you collect or art you create during our time together
- A water bottle with the beverage of your choice and a light snack
- Any preferred art supplies such as glue sticks, yarn, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, etc.