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Wildness, Wisdom and Walking

Saturday, April 24, 2021
8:30am – 1:00pm

Spend the morning looking at the human, natural and Creator connection on a gentle walk to overlooks or prayerful locations at The Bishops Ranch with naturalist and spiritual director Julie Miller and Laurie Hartmann. Contemplative practices such as Lectio Divina and Prayer of the Imagination combined with facilitated discussions and silence will round out the morning and culminate in joining other weekend retreatants for lunch outdoors.

The walk will be 2 miles over gently rolling terrain on our trails at the Ranch. Hills to vistas have an elevation gain of 150 feet or less.

Bring sturdy shoes, a water bottle and rain gear if necessary. Walking sticks are a big help and long pants, cameras and binoculars are encouraged.

Masks are required and may only be removed when you have at least 6 feet distance between other guests.

Julie Miller is no stranger to the Ranch as she has served as a Ranch host and assisted in programs for 2+ years until the pandemic. As a former park ranger a nature guide and Spiritual Director, Julie’s love for connecting people to the natural and cultural stories of place is reflective and infectious!

Laurie Hartmann loves sharing the experience of finding beauty in nature with others. She is also a spiritual director and therapeutic musician and treasures the experience of the convergence of nature, music and spirit.