Join us each morning from wherever you are for a Sit-Spot practice outside in nature…
image description: a black woman sits amongst tall green meadow grass. She wears a pale green coat and a head scarf, looking softly towards the ground in front of her. There is a gentle breeze blowing the blades of grass in the foreground.
“The idea is simple: …find a special place in nature and then become comfortable with just being there, still and quiet. In this place, the lessons of nature will seep in.”– Jon Young
As we continue our Cultural Reforesting residency at Orleans Gallery House in Richmond, we invite you to join our daily morning Sit-Spot practice from wherever you are in the world.
We will be practicing Monday to Friday 22-26 May and 19-23 June 2023 at 9:30AM for about 15-20 minutes. We invite you to join us…
Here’s how it works: find a place outside close to where you live or work where you can be in and observe nature. That could be in a local park, your garden or from your window or balcony. Find somewhere quiet to sit or rest and then begin the practice of noticing everything around you, allowing nature to reveal itself. Slowly your senses will pick up more and more signs of what and who shares that spot with you.
There is one rule:
No phones or cameras, just your senses to record your experience!
Once you have finished your practice, you are welcome to send us a postcard – a few words or a voice note of your experiences via the Kinship Workshop Facebook Page where you can share and read other people’s experiences of Sit-Spot practice.
If you can join us more than once, perhaps even everyday and in the same spot, you will get to know your spot and who lives there more and more deeply.
Let us know how you get on!