Most of us struggle with physical, mental and/or emotional stress. I used to struggle with all three at the same time! In this course, I’ll share tools, tips and techniques that I used to achieve profound health, healing and happiness including yoga, meditation and outdoor mindfulness. Though designed for beginners, students with more intermediate skills are encouraged to join. Yoga mats can be provided if you don’t have one but you are welcome to bring your own. Everyone should bring a pen and a journal. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a free resource after the course to keep you on the path to continued self-care.
Miranda Peterson Harton is an RYT500 yoga teacher, hiker, mom, wife and entrepreneur based in Western North Carolina. After quitting corporate life in 2015, she took a sabbatical during which she did her first 200 hours of yoga teacher training in India, hiked around the world (including the Himalayas, Andes and Alps) and studied meditation with Buddhist monks in Thailand and Myanmar. She founded Namaste in Nature in 2017 which hosts yoga hikes and retreats that combine yoga, hiking and meditation with incredible mountains, waterfalls and sunsets. She completed her advanced 300 hours of yoga training at Asheville Yoga Center where she also continues to teach.
10:00 a.m.: Meet at the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery and Introductions
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Indoor and Outdoor Time
4:00 p.m.: Program Concludes at the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery
This Adult Field Course costs $60 for general admission and $51 for members of Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club, plus tax. Attendance is limited to 20 participants. Registration opens on this page on May 29 at 9 a.m.
Your program cost includes admission into the park, field instruction, and transportation during your program (you may drive your own vehicle to visit sites on the mountain if you would prefer). It does not include meals or lodging. Bringing a bagged lunch is recommended for most field courses, although Mildred’s Grill will be open to attendees. Tips are not accepted for field courses. However, donations to the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation are accepted if you would like to recognize a program.
General Clothing List
Much of your time will be spent outdoors and all programs are held rain, snow or shine. You should be prepared for a variety of mountain weather conditions and temperatures. Appropriate clothing, equipment, and footwear are very important.
Equipment Specific to this Course
Adult Field Courses generally sell out and have a waiting list associated with the event. If you cannot attend the field course that you are registered for, a full refund will be granted within a 5-day notice of the day of the field course. This allows time for individuals on the waiting list to make accommodations to attend the event. We ask that individuals who are sick with any illness to stay home to ensure the health and safety of other participants, our staff, and the field course instructors – refunds will be granted to these individuals.
More about Field Courses
We at Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation are excited to share the unique wonders of the mountain with you. Since 2008, GMSF has aimed at creating educational programming that deepens understanding through in-depth study and field research. Our goal is to provide you with a rich experience in a particular field of study, and to also provide a safe and memorable trip to Grandfather Mountain. Read more about Field Courses.