Expand Your Awareness And Learn Through Direct Experience
Come explore the wild ecology of the Niagara Escarpment and learn how to use the rhythm of your breath and the "felt presence" of immersive body awareness to facilitate a state of deep embodiment in nature.
On this grow flow adventure, we will be exploring some of the natural wonders of the Niagara Escarpment, which stretches 725 kilometres across Ontario from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island.
We will start in the Kerncliff Forest and hike through some of the most beautiful ravines in the area to Smokey Hollow Falls, which is a beautiful 10-metre-high ribbon waterfall.
What You Learn On This Adventure:
Now more than ever, we need the healing power of nature.
If we are to reverse climate change, we must cultivate peace of mind and develop a better understanding of our interconnection with the local ecosystem where we live.
On this experiential learning adventure, you will learn how to use deep embodiment practices that sync your mind and body so you can experience deeper peace of mind and naturally expand your sensory awareness.
We will explore the art of seeing through developing our feeling sense to go beyond the compulsive labeling, judgments, and comparisons of the thinking mind and cultivate an embodied state of mindful awareness in nature.
You will learn how to tune into your environment by using the rhythm of your breath to ground yourself in your body and quiet your wandering mind.
So much of our daily experience today is mediated by screens, which often leads to a shallow form of attention and an over-reliance on narrow, objective focus that make it hard to relax and free ourselves from the restlessness of anxiety and busyness.
This adventure will help you reconnect with the healing power of the forest. Along the way, you will also learn about the fascinating ecology of the Carolinian Forest ecosystem and the 400 million year history of Niagara Escarpment.
As a part of our creative education mission, we encourage you to document your experience with photos and videos.
We will provide all attendees with our video storytelling toolkit and our digital naturalist field guides to the plants and mushrooms of Southern Ontario so you can get creative with and expand upon what you learn on this adventure.
Learn how to apply the psychology of flow anywhere you are to relax your mind and experience deep embodiment.
Share your experiences with the group and connect with other likeminded people who share your love for nature.
Explore your curiosity and learn sensory immersion practices to experience a deeper sense of awe and wonder in the forest.
About The Instructor
Kyle Pearce is a learning experience designer and video storytelling educator from Vancouver, British Columbia who is passionate about helping people harness the power of their creative gifts using the psychology of flow.
He started the experiential learning website DIY Genius in 2011 to advance self-directed learning by teaching the digital skills that provide the freedom to learn and work anywhere.
He did his first forest ecology and sensory immersion meditation workshop in 2016 in Vancouver's Stanley Park and since then he has lead group experiences all over the world.
He is a passionate advocate of rewilding education and helping reverse the nature deficit disorder and sedentary living that results from our current model of factory-style schooling.
A Video Reel of The Last Group Flow Adventure
Visiting 5 waterfalls in a single day on the Niagara Escarpment.
Where Is The Kerncliff Forest?
A short drive from the Brant Street exit on the QEW, the Kerncliff Forest is a little piece of paradise along the Niagara Escarpment in a unique area with the highest plant biodiversity in Canada.
Participate In The Smokey Hollow Group Flow Quest
Sunday, August 10th, 2020 from 10 am - 4 pm.
Join our next group flow experience and immersive yourself in a day of experiential learning about the psychology of flow, mindfulness in nature and deep embodiment practices for going beyond the compulsive labelling and pre-conceptions of the analytical mind.
We will be covering a lot of ground so please bring good footwear for hiking, at least 1.5 litres of water and pack a lunch as we will stop for a picnic in a beautiful grassy spot by Smokey Hollow Falls.
When you sign up, you will also get access to our video storytelling toolkit and field guide to plants and mushrooms in Southern Ontario that you can download to your smartphone for future reference.