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Coastal Hiking Weekend in California with Gary Marcoccia < Head + Heart

Coastal Hiking Weekend in California with Gary Marcoccia

Spend this Fourth of July Weekend with wilderness expedition leader and professor, Gary Marcoccia exploring all of the beauty that summer on the rustic coast of Santa Cruz, Ca has to offer. Through 4-6 mile beginning-level hikes in the redwoods, informal sharing, and nature-related teachings on science, culture, and history, you will:

-Explore humanity’s place in the natural world across cultures, geographies, and traditions.
-Learn the techniques of native peoples for walking relaxed, free, and centered, while maintaining efficient and powerful movement.
-Learn how to spend time “in your body” and in touch with your senses while moving through nature.
-Be inspired by the words and actions of well-known naturalists and poets, and in turn reflect on what nature means to you.

Come to 1440 Retreat Center and enjoy wholesome food, get your heart pumping in the pure sea air, and disconnect and re-energize in ways that only nature can provide.

Workshop Leader: Gary Marcoccia

Gary Marcoccia is a wilderness expedition leader and tenured professor of natural and applied sciences from Santa Cruz, California. He has led expeditions around the globe for more than two decades: from deep jungle treks and volcano climbs to traversing the Pyrenees and making first-descent, white-water kayak runs. His teaching highlights practices from a variety of wisdom traditions and cultures, with an emphasis on how they connect to the natural world. A keen naturalist, ultra-runner, adventurer, kite surfer, and mountaineer, Gary’s biggest passion in life is teaching people how they can nourish their mind, body, and spirit through time spent in the wilds.

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