The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and Nature Sacred invite you to join us for our Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park-inspired Nature as Teacher program.
Nature as Teacher is a mindfulness program that aims to deepen one’s well-being and connection to the beauty and wisdom the natural world. Focusing on the three principles of mindfulness— awareness, non-judgment, and peacefulness— these meditations intend to help you ground yourself with gratitude and set practical goals in order to calm any worries that may arise in uncertain times.
Presented as both an audio and video series, each meditation is kindly narrated by UMBC’s Director of Workplace Learning, OD, and Wellness and Founder & CEO of Wardell Development Group LLC., Jill Wardell, and supported by the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership with a generous gift from Nature Sacred. Our video meditation series— released throughout summer 2021 as “Curated Picks” in Nature Sacred’s newsletter— features Research Associate Professor, Director of UMBC’s Imaging Research Center (@ircumbc) and award-winning filmmaker Lee Boot’s captivating nature footage.
30 Nature-Based Practices for Deepening Well-Being
For more Nature as Teacher practices, read “Nature as Teacher: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Natural World, 30 Nature-Based Practices for Deepening Well-Being” at the link below. Feel free to print the PDF file or download it to your device.
About the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture produces diverse programming for the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. Programs offered in the park include an ongoing series of workshops for metro area K-12 students, UMBC student activities and classes, UMBC Wellness initiatives, community restorative yoga, site-specific visual art installations, and live music and dance performances. Through the generous support of Nature Sacred, the initial funder of the park, and UMBC, CADVC presents these programs free and open to the public. To learn more about Nature Sacred, click this link.