Treat Your Senses to a Full Spectrum of Sensation
If you love the great outdoors, then you don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to get under a full moon during a lunar eclipse to experience a soothing gong bath.
There’s no comparison to the healing elements of Mother Nature. Few things are as relaxing as sitting under a canopy of trees, feeling grounded to the earth, closing your eyes, taking a couple of slow deep breaths, listening to the water streaming by, and allowing all your senses to open to the healing powers of nature.
With all your senses heightened and relaxed, you open up space to connect deeply with the world around you.
This event is designed to be a totally immersive experience. Jill Mattern will be our guide and she’s prepared every detail. Allowing you time to unwind and engage in this stress-relieving gong bath.
This is an event for those looking to find a deeper sense of mindfulness through a variety of sensory experiences focusing on deepening your connection to the ever-present now.
Let Nature Be Your Guide
Connecting with nature is as simple as getting outside, but Jill is aiming to guide you deeper on this journey so you can fully experience all the benefits.
The grounding sensations of nature have a profound effect to tune you into your own wisdom.
On Sunday, May 15th, Jill will work with the elements by engaging all your senses
- Hear the sounds of nature working in perfect harmony
- See the ancient wisdom flowing naturally as one
- Smell the essential tree oils, and healing river essence
- Taste the natural freshness that surrounds you
- Feel the perfect unkempt soil beneath you
Jill’s guidance will have you soaking in all the flavors of the forest so you can become one with the joy and calm inside you.
It is in this stillness that the restorative sounds of nature begin to mix with the elusive gong. Bathing you in the mix of deep resounding vibration, running water, rustling leaves, and opening you up to the wonder of it all. Reminding you that you are indeed a part of a larger whole.
An Inviting Invitation
This awakening experience has the potential to inspire new ways of being and connecting to others. Helping you to see the world beyond your current experience and expand how you think about your place and purpose here.
Universally nature is seen as a way to enhance our health, but there are other benefits as well. Add the healing sounds of the gong and you have entered a new form of meditation.
Sound is an ancient form of healing that can aid in…
- Emotional Release
- Thought Processing
Sound healing allows your brain to move into slower wave states. In these more theta states your brain has space to process in a way that promotes a more parasympathetic nervous system response. Better known as “rest & digest”.
Opening Your Subconscious Mind
Bathing in nature paired with healing vibrations can stimulate an altered state of consciousness. Creating a trance-like state can be extremely healing when you are fully absorbed.
This may feel a little woo-woo at first, but once you give yourself over to the power of it all you will feel the harmonics of the gong move through every inch of your being and like a wave of release stress slowly disappear. Leaving you calm, balanced, and mentally clear.
After about 45 minutes of gong therapy under the full moon, Jill will guide you back to body consciousness. This is a rebirth into the sights and sounds surrounding you. The journey will end as everyone makes their way to the warming fire. In silence, we will arrive together, and just like people have done throughout time, we will share in our experience collectively while enjoying hot tea.
Your Innate Knowing of What is Needed to Uplift and Clear You
This can be a moving and powerful experience. Shining our souls from the inside is a fantastic way to detox the negative energy stuck in our minds and body. Each individual is likely to have a personal experience ranging from deeply emotional to extremely energized.
About your Guide
When Jill Mattern moved to Washington State from the Midwest for a service year with AmeriCorps. It was during this time that she sought the question: what does it mean to be free and to live a life of purpose and joy?
With this question in mind, she started a journey.
- She sought mentorship by Indigenous Women while studying and taking part in Native American rituals, including a Vision Quest
- She studied and worked with Civil Rights activists, earned a certification in Kingian Nonviolence
- She developed and facilitated mindfulness practices for elementary-aged students, becoming a certified Kid’s Yoga Teacher
- She worked at the university level focusing on social justice, and in elementary schools serving diverse populations.
But it wasn’t until the summer of 2017 during a solo 100-mile hike that she realized the answer to her question was inside all along…
True sovereignty comes from within, and we all have the internal resources to tap into our own joy and potential.
Jill’s yoga practice was instrumental in this realization. Finding her own inner peace, she began studying this ancient technology eventually becoming a certified yoga teacher and outdoor mindfulness guide. She is thrilled to be able to share the practice with others.
Her workshops weave together ancient yogic traditions with modern science to give students a holistic understanding of the mind and body connection. Being in nature, immersed in sound, postures, and breath, students will strengthen their nervous system allowing them to feel more vibrant, alive, and ultimately, free.
What Jill has to say about this event
You’re invited to experience the healing vibrations of sound and nature. Blending the power of nature to renew and restore, and the gong, an ancient ceremonial instrument used to heal the body and mind, you’ll enjoy a powerful sonic and sensory experience.
We will meet during the full moon total lunar eclipse, just before sunset. An eclipse is known as a Full Moon on steroids and happens when the moon is opposing the sun, and the earth’s shadow is cast upon the moon. During a lunar eclipse, the shadow of the Earth falls across the face of the moon bringing unconscious feelings to the surface. Lunar eclipses are culminations of emotional cycles that have run their course, and they encourage us to let go of emotions and attachments that are no longer serving us.
Endings are necessary in order to make way for the new and a lunar eclipse is like the final purge or cleaning of an emotional cycle, if something needs to come to an end, an eclipse can help you set the intention of completion in concrete.
After a year of Trauma, we have a lot stored in our system. Let’s use this auspicious day to release what is no longer serving us by using nature, breath, the moon’s energy, and sound. There are numerous scientific benefits to spending time in nature including increased feelings of well-being and lower stress and anxiety. This healing is enhanced through the use of a 4ft foot gong. Laying in nature, under a full moon, the deep tonal frequencies of the gong ease the mind and physical body into a state of total relaxation. The gong tones allow for inner exploration and self-guided healing and can help reset the nervous system to its optimal function.
The session begins by setting an intention, gentle stretching, followed by breathwork, a guided meditation eventually leading into a gong bath meditation.
The full moon energy is used for releasing old habits, patterns, behaviors, and energies. To support your healing intentions or release and renewals, participants will be gifted a curated set of gemstones to supercharge the evening’s intention.
Looking for more information. Check it out here. It is the second of 6 in a series called Breathe in Nature.
Happening Sunday, May 15th.
6pm start time
9pm wrap up
Undisclosed location along the Snoqualmie River