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Nature is yummy! (And HEALING!!)


Flower Mandala

At Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary!!!

Sunday, May 22!!!

414 Massasoit Road, Worcester



Experience yoga surrounded by the serenity of nature. Do a walking meditation on the trails. Learn about mandalas and meditation. Try some coloring. Enjoy an art exhibit.

Whether your back aches from sitting too long at your desk or your heart aches from a recent (or past) loss, or your brain is fried from thinking too much, we all have healing to do, care we need to give ourselves.   
Recent studies have shown the healing, grounding and restorative power of nature.
Come to Broad Meadow Brook on May 22 for an evening of healing with nature.

Shari Solomon Yoga Instructor
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Yoga on the Sanctuary
Experience yoga surrounded by the serenity of nature and connect with your own inner sanctuary.

In this class, you will be encouraged to discover what each pose feels like from the inside, allowing you to just be as you are. 

The first half of the class will be about bringing stability and strength to a pose; the second half will be about stretching and relaxing into the pose.  This class is for all levels, age 16 and older. 

If you’ve been wanting to try yoga in a relaxed, non-competitive environment, this is a great time and place to do it.  (This class will be offered again June 26 and July 24, so if you enjoy this evening’s class, you can sign up for the others at a discounted rate.)
Owner of Cocoa Plum Yoga and a Registered Yoga Teacher, Shari Solomon has been teaching yoga since 2012 and practicing since 1978. She believes helping people to be healthy is a way to heal the world, and yoga is a way everyone can be healthier.   For more information about Cocoa Plum Yoga, visit cocoaplumyoga.com.

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Pre-registration is required and a minimum attendance of 3 is needed for the class to run.  To register, call 508-753-6087.

5:30 – 6:30 pm – With 430 acres and 5 miles of nature trails for all abilities, Broad Meadow Brook is New England’s largest urban wildlife sanctuary. 

Program registrants receive free admission to the wildlife sanctuary for the day and can explore the nature trails before or after class.  Do a walking meditation.  Count butterflies.  Listen to birdsong.  Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy it on our deck or at one of our picnic areas. 
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Flower Mandalas for Healing, Meditation and Coloring!

David J. Bookbinder

Nature photographer/author/psychotherapist David J. Bookbinder will present a slideshow of his award-winning flower mandalas, which he creates from his photographs of flowers. 

He will read from his book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: A Meditation”, then discuss the meditative and healing aspects of nature, mandala-making, and adult coloring. (There will be sample coloring pages for program participants.  Feel free to bring your pencils/markers.) 

For age 16 and older.  To learn more about David’s flower mandalas, visit davidbookbinder.com/flowermandalas.  This program is free for Mass Audubon members.  $5 for Nonmembers.  Pre-registration is required. To register, call 508-753-6087.

52 Flower Mandalas Adult Coloring Book
7:30 – 8:00 pm – Opening Reception for David Bookbinder’s “Flower Mandalas” Photographic Exhibition
Meet the artist and celebrate Broad Meadow Brook’s newest exhibit, which will be on display through July.
David will have copies of his new book, “52 Flower Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book for Inspiration and Stress Relief” for purchase and signing.  (First come, first served.)  Free and open to the public.  Registration not required.
Asiatic Lilly Coloring Page by David Bookbinder