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Fri, Apr 19

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Centennial Park next to Playground

{Cañon City} WALK Book & Mindful Movement

Join us for a calming inner & outer journey walk (+ hot tea & riverside book reading) along the Arkansas River with Lesley Gilbert of Sacred Spaces and Jonathon Stalls, Author of WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up & Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour.

{Cañon City} WALK Book & Mindful Movement
{Cañon City} WALK Book & Mindful Movement

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Centennial Park next to Playground, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA

Guests

About the event

Walk Details: 

Our group will meet at Centennial Park (right next to playground near pavillion) at 6 pm. We will start with introductions and a couple grounding practices. We will then walk for 20-30 minutes along the Arkansas Riverwalk Trail. We will find a spot to gather and rest to share in a few readings from WALK book. From there, we will make our way back to the park for a closing reading and further connecting/reflecting. We will move at a conversational pace throughout our time. In addition to book readings, Lesley and Jonathon will be guiding participants through a few invitations/practices with local plants, flowing water, trees, and more along the way.

About WALK Book:

"WALK is for those who crave to feel and embody, not just know and study, their way through complex themes that live in each chapter: vulnerability, human dignity, presence, mystery, and resistance. With dedicated practices–like connecting to Earth stewardship, moving into vulnerability, and walking and rolling with intention–Stalls’ WALK is an urgent and glorious call to slow down, look around, and engage with the world in front of us. It awakens us to what we miss when we’re driving by, flying over, and rushing past what surrounds us. It’s an invitation to move, to connect, to participate deeply in the world–and to dissolve the barriers that disconnect us from each other and the living Earth." ~ North Atlantic Books, 2022

Bring:

Water, snacks, comfortable shoes/socks, sunscreen, hats and/or rain gear encouraged as walk will take place rain or shine.

RSVP & Getting WALK Book: 

Please RSVP, if you can, so you will receive updates as we get closer. Jonathon will have books available for sale ($20) and it will include a small 4x4 pen art piece to go with it.

Your Co-Hosts:

Lesley Gilbert: multi-hyphenate entrepreneur with Sacred Spaces Colorado. Chicana-indigenous- ceremonialist herbalist, yoga instructor, postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor, master gardener, food activist, designer, real estate investor and mom of 2 boys! “I'm like a wild flower seed- I let my interests float and spiral me from one passion to another. I love all things plant related. The mountains call me often to visit and my garden keeps me grounded. I love to teach and be in sacred circle with folks. I can drink tea and stare out the windows for hours then I hear the whispers to create and off I go again.”

Jonathon Stalls (he, his) spent 242 days walking across the United States in 2010 and has continued to walk alongside thousands of people for thousands of miles. He describes himself as a Walking Artist. He advocates and organizes for racial, economic, and social justice, identifies as LGBTQIA2S+ (queer/gay), is currently the creator of Intrinsic Paths and the Pedestrian Dignity campaign, and is the founder of Walk2Connect. Jonathon finished his studies at the Living School for Action and Contemplation in 2017. He has committed much of his life to helping people deepen their relationships to one another, to the natural world, and to themselves at an unhurried pace. His first book, WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up, & Connect at 1-3 Mile per Hour with North Atlantic Books was released on August 16, 2022.

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