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2019 Walking Awake Workshops

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Walking Awake: 

Harvesting the Messages from Nature 

*This is a past Walking Awake Workshop. If you would like Walking Awake to bring a workshop similiar to this one to your location, please contact Denise.


Friday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA USA - led by Denise Crawn.


If you love trees, stones and being in Nature, this retreat is for you!

Join Denise for a memorable weekend at Kirkridge Retreat Center nestled on top of the Kittatinny Mountain Range in Northeast Pennsylvania, USA. 

It’s summer time on the mountain, Nature is in full bloom and August 1st marks the Celtic observance of Lughnasadh, a celebration of the year’s first harvest.

Nature’s gifts abound…can you see them? Nature is communicating with us all the time…are you present enough to receive the messages? Are you ‘walking awake’? 

During this weekend we will expereince ways to connect more deeply to the natural world that surrounds us and explore how to harvest the gifts available to us through our innate relationship with Nature. 

With a focus on Nature and a touch of Celtic Spirituality this weekend on the mountain will provide a balanced blend of group gatherings, guided walks and meditations, rituals and activities, story, poetry, and song.  In addition, there will be plenty of opportunity for individual free time to rest or to explore the many wooded trails at Kirkridge and neighboring Columcille Megalith Park with its over 90 Standing Stones.

On Saturday, August 3rd, there will also be the option of attending Columcille’s Lughnasadh Celebration. 

Be sure to bring your camera, journal, sketch pad, drum, rattle, and of course, your love of Nature! 

Cost $425 includes double occupancy room, board and tuition

Contact Janet Lewis at Kirkridge to register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Denise Crawn is the owner of Walking Awake, LLC, author of "Walking Awake: The Faces In Nature" and creator of several inspirational card decks. An ordained Interfaith Minister through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, NYC, Denise's ministry is expressed through her photography, book, cards and events, all of which focus on becoming more aware, awake and fully present through our interconnection with the spirit of Nature. Her deep-rooted relationship with Nature began as a child when she would join her father and brothers hunting and fishing. No longer a hunter, she remains forever an outdoors woman with a keen eye for tracking and a gift for reading Nature’s hidden messages. Once upon a time (not so long ago)…a real-life Circle of Standing Stones nestled in the woods at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountain range (Columcille Megaith Park) in her former home state of Pennsylvania called her to visit the tiny Hebridean Island of Iona, Scotland. Ten year’s later on her way back to Iona, she met her husband on a ferry and so began their “Ferry Tale” come true. Denise now resides in Scotland with her husband, Nick Prance. Together they lead workshops on both sides of the pond and pilgrimages to sacred sites in the UK with the intention of helping others connect to their inherent relationship with Nature and the Divine within and around.