Mindfulness in the Mountains
Time & Location
About The Event
Do you experience high stress resulting in poor sleep, tension headaches, poor digestion, depressed mood or anxiety? Did you know there is a growing body of evidence showing that spending time in nature and doing regular mindfulness based practices can tremendously help manage your response to stress and reduce your experience of these symptoms? When these two practices are combined, the outcome can be even more powerful! Come spend a day in the mountains with others like you to experience how mindfulness and connecting with nature can transform your life.
Meet at the Coyote Meadows Trailhead: head east from Ashton on State Highway 32 approximately 16 miles and turn north at Lamont. Go north 1 mile and then turn east on Coyote Meadows Road. Follow Coyote Meadows Road 11 miles to the trail head.
Mindfulness: Sense and Savor Walk
Indigenous Plant Walk
Tea, Light Snacks, and Reflection
$99 /Adult, $49/12 & under
Dr. Karen Bender, ND, RN
Dr. Karen Bender, ND, RN received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at one of the United States’ foremost institution of science-based natural medicine, Bastyr University, in Kenmore Washington. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona and worked as an Elementary School Nurse for 3 years. Dr. Bender feels that the integration of these two disciplines allows her to offer a unique perspective on health that she is excited to share with you. She is a member of the Idaho and Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians as well as the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Bender formerly worked as a Naturopathic Doctor at an Integrative Medical clinic, The Healing Sanctuary LLC in Idaho Falls Idaho. While there, she worked in partnership with a Functional Medicine Doctor, a Midwife, and two Physician Assistants to deliver high quality care directed at finding and treating the root cause of disease. After helping her sister get pregnant using natural interventions she was inspired to branch out on her own and start Fertile Ground Preconception Cleanse to help others optimize their health for enhanced fertility and healthier families.
When Dr. Bender is not at the working with Fertile Ground Preconception Cleanse clients, you will find her in the mountains hiking, rock climbing, on her bike, or practicing meditation. Other passions include gardening, teaching people about local medicinal plants, dancing and doing yoga.
Bonnie Horsburgh, LCSW
B onnie is a clinical social worker who has devoted her career to helping others create joy, fulfillment, and well-being in their lives. She has almost 20 years of experience working in social and behavioral health services. In 2009 she established her therapy practice and has served hundreds of individuals and families since. She has been teaching mindfulness-based practices since 2010 and is passionate about helping others learn to access the wisdom, serenity, and power of the present moment. Bonnie helps her clients build resilience to stress, clarify deeply-held values, foster deeper connections with others, and increase joy and contentment. She teaches mindfulness, stress-reduction, and self-compassion classes and leads group practices at Human Dynamics and Diagnostics, the Idaho Yoga Co-op, the Niche Pilates Studio, and throughout the Idaho Falls community. Bonnie is passionate about supporting other mental health providers and is a registered clinical supervisor in Idaho. Bonnie loves spending time in nature with her golden retriever, yoga, meditation, and traveling. She is married with two children.
- Adult (age 13 and up)$99$990$0
- Child (12 and under)$49$490$0