Micah Mortali

Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature
Event date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 4:00pm
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4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255


Director of the Kripalu Schools for yoga-based education, Micah Mortali will present Rewilding his unique guide that offers nature-based meditations, mindfulness practices, yoga flows, and outdoor skills such as tracking and fire-building to help you develop a sense of calm, clarity, connection, and confidence in both your daily life and the great outdoors.

Reconnect with your wild essence as you awaken your innate bond with the natural world

“Rewilding is a return to our essential nature. It is an attempt to reclaim something of what we were before we used words like ‘civilized’ to define ourselves.” —Micah Mortali

In his long-awaited book Rewilding, Kripalu director Micah Mortali brings together yoga, mindfulness, wilderness training, and ancestral skills to create a unique guide for reigniting your primal energy—your undomesticated true self—and deepening your connection with the living earth. For hundreds of thousands of years, humans lived intimately with the earth. We were in the wild and of the wild. Today, we live mostly urban lives—and our vital wildness has gone dormant. As a result, we’re more isolated, unhealthy, anxious, and depressed than ever, and our planet has suffered alongside us. With Rewilding, Mortali invites us to shed the effects of over-civilization and explore an inner wisdom that is primal, ancient, and profound. Whether you live in the middle of a city or alongside the woods, the insights and practices on these pages will bring you home to your wild, wise, and alive self.

Highlights include:
* Practice-rich content—mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, yoga and pranayama, inward sensing, forest bathing, and much more
* The “life-force deficit”—explore how our separation from nature affects us physiologically and spiritually
* Ancestral skills—such as tracking, foraging, building fires, and finding shelter
* Develop a sense of calm, clarity, connection, and confidence in both your daily life and the great outdoors
* What you can learn from nature’s teachers—lessons from mountains, rivers, trees, and our animal kin
* Rewild in the wild—guidelines around safety, preparedness, appropriate gear, and packing lists
* A mindful rewilding flow—put everything together in an immersive, step-by-step rewilding experience
* Awaken your authentic spiritual connection with the natural world as you come home to your true self
* Understand the relationship between our health and the health of our planet—and how we can begin to heal both

Part celebration of the natural world, part spiritual memoir, and part how-to guide, Rewilding is a must-read for anyone who wants to embrace their wild nature and essential place in the living earth.

Micah Mortali holds a master’s degree from Goddard College and is the author of the book “Rewilding: Meditations, Practices and Skills for Awakening in Nature”, published by Sounds True. Micah’s life’s work is about reconnecting modern people with the restorative powers of the living earth through mindfulness, yoga and rewilding practices. His writing and teaching is inspired by the Haudenosaunee concept of the seventh generation, and he believes that we are collectively called to consider the ramifications of our actions today to those living in 2229. He is the founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership and the Director of the Kripalu Schools. Micah is a 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher and a Level 2 Mindful Outdoor Guide. He leads trainings, retreats and seminars on rewilding and mindful outdoor leadership at Kripalu and across New England. He lives in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts with his family.

“With tenderness and insight, Micah Mortali leads us in ways to reconnect with our living earth. Rewilding is an essential first step to restoring our souls—so we can, in turn, restore our sweet, green, broken world before it’s too late.” —Sy Montgomery, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature Cover Image
By Micah Mortali, Stephen Cope (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781683643258
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Published: Sounds True - December 3rd, 2019

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