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Meditation Mondays in the Mangroves

December 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 1, 2023

One event on April 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on May 15, 2023 at 9:00 am

Meditation Mondays in the Mangroves

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Meet at Blue Pagoda

Enjoy a walking and sitting exploration of finding peace within nature and amongst the mangroves at The Bay Park.

You will draw upon many traditions and cultures for a non-denominational approach to connecting with yourself and nature… and get healthier along the way!

Many traditions use some form of meditation, focus, contemplation, reflection, or breathwork to quiet the mind and center the body and spirit. Recent scientific research has shown that Shinrin yoku (a form of “forest bathing” practiced in Japan) decreases levels of cortisol- a stress hormone, lowers pulse rate and blood pressure, and decreases sympathetic nerve activity (our fight or flight response). Research also indicates being in nature increases brain alpha waves (relaxed awareness), improves concentration and problem-solving ability, improves self-esteem, and has immune system benefits that may decrease our risk for developing disease.

Meet at the Blue Pagoda building at The Bay Park.

No prior experience is needed. Recommended to wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring water and a portable chair or blanket to sit upon as we will stop to sit along the trail. Appropriate for ages 12-102.


Registration is required due to limited space and that these events often sell out, so please cancel your registration if your plans change so that others may participate

Instructor: Dr. Katherine Clements, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County ecology and natural resources educator, or Noreen Delaney, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County volunteer

For questions or further information, please call 941-861-5000 or email [email protected]. If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-5000 or [email protected].

  • Monday, December 5, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Monday, February 6, 2023
  • Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Monday, April 17, 2023
  • Monday, May 1, 2023
  • Monday, May 15, 2023



December 5, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
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Blue Pagoda
655 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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