After we meet at the start of the hike, participants put on their headphones and being listening to the inspirational music we compiled for the event. The guide will also encourage everyone and share important lessons. The hike to the peak generally takes about an hour and we stop several times on the way. It is considered a moderate hike - absolutely beginners will definitely sweat. Once we reach the top and absorb the absolute beauty of the view, we sit down and do a live 15 minute guided meditation. Meditation experience is not required. After the meditation, we sit together and have a light snack. On sunset hikes, we bring out some wine if participants are up for it and hang out while the sun goes down. Once the snack is done, the guide provides motivation and guidance for the final phase. The goal is to think about a step that you have wanted to take to move your life forward in some way and then committing to yourself to take that step by the end of the hike down. The overall experience lasts 3 - 3.5 hours and it can be transformational!
When I moved to LA from Ottawa, Canada, I started to organize meditation hikes to amazing peaks overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood and downtown LA, often at sunrise or sunset. I provide everyone with wireless headphones and inspire and guide participants. We do a walking meditation on the way up and then I guide a sit-down meditation at the top. We provide a snack at the top and we get to know each other. You'll learn to meditate while you discover the LA area in a whole new way and you'll make new friends. Many people are transformed by the experience!
Wireless headphones - similar to those used in Silent Disco events
We meet at the trails cafe, a popular cafe and TV and movie set! No wonder - it was created by music and tv producers! The initial part of the hike may be familiar to LA tourist since it goes up to the Griffith Observatory, another famous movie location, most recently used in LA LA Land. What most people don't know is that you can hike past the observatory and to an incredible peak above it! Prepare to be amazed!
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 10명, 만 18세 이상만 참석 가능
Please note that parts of the hike are steep. Nothing dangerous but it does require some effort. You don't have to be a runner or regular hiker but if you're really out of shape, it might be tough.
그리피스 파크 꼭대기까지 오른 후 즐기는 명상