Sahaja Yoga Meditation prepared “Experience Being in the Forest’ activity for Grade 7 Students visiting the 4 days Halton Forest Festival 2015 at Rattlesnake Point in Milton, border with Burlington.
The goal was to introduce children to the joy and benefits of meditation that helps one connect to nature in a very profound and relaxing way. The goal was achieved..
Day 1 was on Thursday, October 15, starting at 7:45 AM with a gloriously sunny and fall colored morning. We’ve started our preparations ..
the Silence was Dancing with the Leaves .. on Cool Breeze’s Music .. Such a perfect setting for outdoors meditation! We were sure that students and their parents and teachers will love our activity!
Our team that day comprised 2 youth leaders from our weekly free workshops “Life De-Stress for Youth with Sahaja Yoga meditation“: Sam (22) and Shulin (18), the latest is a grade 12 student at Burlington’s Aldershot highschool.
Quick feedback from Samantha:
“One mother who was the chaperon for the children LOVED the meditation very much and was very into it and interested, I spent much time talking to her and she took a picture of the website on the banner and said she would definitely check it out!”
“At least one or two of the other parents took pictures of the website as well and seemed to enjoy very much. One of the mothers event recognized me later and waved goodbye to me as they were leaving.”“Many of the kids felt the energy, and after one of the sessions I asked, “Did anyone have a moment where they were thoughtless?” and ALL of the 9 children nodded! The parent chaperone was incredibly impressed and surprised. This session was the most into it of all of them on Thursday, the children adored it.”“All of the children were very polite. One of the boys even came up and shook my hand and thanked me for the session.”Thank you Sam!!
We were extremely pleased with our sessions – indeed the benefits were felt and introduced to children in a very simple /experiential ways. We are looking forward to participating to the next days of Halton Forest festival!
We connected with other really great volunteers and of course we took a moment to take a photo including Robert from Conservation Halton – the organizer of this amazing festival who even made time from his busy schedule to visit our booth and try out our activity with another very friendly and helpful team member!!
Thank you Robert, you and your team rock! And thank you for making our Day 1 so special with your Starred Twit 🙂 May we always have great collaborations! See the last year’s one, when sahaja yoga meditation team from Haltomn (SYM-Halton) was invited to provide an inspirational speaker and workshop during the Youth Empowering Conference at Bronte Creek: (photos + Thank you letter from Bronte Creek Project to SYM-Halton team)
Thank you Shulin, Samantha and Ioana for taking time to capture the beauty – in and out – of this 1st Day @ Rattlesnake Point. The “Experience Being in the Forest” saga, will continue .. stay tuned .. and we hope you’ve felt the cool breeze coming out of these lovely photos filled with Mother Nature’s vibrations, as Planet Earth is always pulsating, in vibrant creative meditation :-).