integral treks
      by bodymindspiritworks  LLC

We commit to creating and finding places of sanctuary,
    of tranquility, of peace;
places for seeking goodness, truth, beauty;
places of healing, of deep learning, of transformation;
places of integrity and wholeness, justice, love.

We commit to living lives that are good and beautiful and true,
lives that are integrated and whole,
lives that draw energy from our hearts and souls,
lives that are supported and nourished
    by the systems and environments we create and care for.

a full-day integral hike or bike trek

Awakening is what we at bodymindspiritworks call all our courses for well-being, awareness and transformation, and these Integral Treks are full day journal workshops, set in the natural world, incorporating journal work, hiking or biking, great food (lunch on the trail and supper back at the start), and lots of fun and fresh air, all taking place in some of our Wisconsin state parks, trails, and forests. These are working treks: journeys with journals.

"Well-being" includes connecting with self, with others, and the natural world that sustains us all. "Awareness" means practicing attention, respect, and gratitude. "Transformation" means becoming more connected, more compassionate, more responsible. And "integral" means attending to the whole thing: self and other, natural and created, individual and communal. It means a healthy and strong body, a clear and bright mind, a free and full spirit. It means acknowledging our moral and ethical accountability to each other and to the natural world.

In other words, the course is designed to help you awaken. It's not anyone waking you up. It's you, awakening. Something gets through and then you see it and nothing is ever the same again, and your life is deeper, richer, more meaningful, better. You have to be awake in order to creatively respond to the mystery of your own being and becoming and of the world around you, and it will help to have the tools to continue your awakening journey for as long as you wish after the trek. Body, mind and spirit are the three dimensions of the Awakened One. The physical, cognitive/emotional, and spiritual/larger than personal are three pathways. And considering the interior and exterior aspects of our individual and communal experience insures that we are leaving nothing out.

The Integral model is primarily the work of Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute. It's a comprehensive map of our experience, growth and development. We'll be exploring that map. The journal work uses resources from Ira Progoff and others; it is based in depth psychology and the meditative traditions and practices. There is nothing "religious" about any of this, these are neutral processes for whatever you bring to it. There is nothing magical about any of this. We are not "creating our own reality," we are awakening to the reality that is already ours in our very lives, a reality that was here long before we came along, and will be here long after we're gone.

Integral Treks will take place in and on Wisconsin state and county parks and trails with appropriate permits. Trek leaders have completed all mRNA covid-19 vaccinations, are First Aid/CPR certified through the American Heart Association, and will carry extensive first aid kits. All food handling will follow ServSafe food safety guidelines, and all activities will take place in the great outdoors following CDC guidelines as we continue to work our way out of the covid-19 pandemic.

Current destinations
for information and dates for specific coming Integral Treks, follow these links:

    >> Kohler-Andrae State Park dunes cordwalk trail hikes
        (4 miles total, moderate up and down sometimes-slanty boardwalk)

    >> Point Beach State Forest Ice Age Trail hike
        (10 miles total, moderate)

    >> Point Beach State Forest Rawley Point/Mariners lakeshore trail bike trek
        (25 miles total, mostly flat)

    >> Grafton to Milw: Estabrook Interurban, Brown Deer, and Oak Leaf trails bike trek
        (36 miles total, mostly flat)

    >> Kettle Moraine State Forest Lake to Lake Trail bike trek
        (13.2 miles total, gentle Kettle Moraine hills; dates TBA)

    >> Kohler-Andrae State Park dunes cordwalk Breathwalk (led by Marva Brook)
        (4 miles total, moderate ups-and-downs and sometimes-slanty boardwalk)
        More information and registrations coming soon

Current schedule:
  • Friday 14 May 2021
  • Kohler-Andrae cordwalk Breathwalk
  • Saturday 22 May 2021
  • Grafton-Estabrook Interurban and Oak Leaf Trails Bicycle Trek
  • Friday 11 June 2021
  • Kohler-Andrae cordwalk Breathwalk
  • Friday 16 July 2021
  • Kohler-Andrae cordwalk Breathwalk

    About the integral trek leaders: >> read it here!

    Coming Integral Treks
         Photography Treks
         Poetry Writing Treks

    For more information, contact us!


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