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Awakening in Nature Tours

Asheville, United States

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Experience hosted by James 'Trey'

2 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We have a number of tours devoted to appreciating the natural beauty and aliveness this Universe has to offer, while connecting with the same aliveness that animates our bodies. Whether we are gazing at the mountains, the sun, the moon, the stars, the forest, a waterfall, whether hiking in the woods or sitting on the mountain top, we start each tour by setting an intention to help ground us in the present moment. We provide some guidance on attaining a state of expanded awareness designed to connect us with the rich aliveness of the natural world all around. Our guided meditations are designed to create a sense of oneness with all that is, while Mother Nature provides a beautiful container for Self-exploration and Self-discovery.

Each tour concludes with a sharing circle for those who feel motivated to share their experience and some guidance for further Self-investigation. Each participant will leave feeling a deeper connection to all that is as well as tools to help them connect with inner peace in the midst of everyday life.

[Please note that all of our excursions involve the wearing of masks and meet social distancing recommendations. Our excursions often involve venturing into the mountains, where temperatures can be much cooler. Bring a jacket or wear layers to ensure your comfort. Comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water are also important to bring.]
We have a number of tours devoted to appreciating the natural beauty and aliveness this Universe has to offer, while connecting with the same aliveness that animates our bodies. Whether we are gazing at the mountains, the sun, the moon, the stars, the forest, a waterfall, whether hiking in the woods or sitting on the mountain top, we start each tour by setting an intention to help ground us in the present moment. We provide some guidance on attai…

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Fri, Mar 5
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Sat, Mar 6
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Sun, Mar 7
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$33 per person
$33 per person

Meet your host, James 'Trey'

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 12 Reviews
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I go by Trey (I'm a third) and I've lived in the mountains near Asheville all my life and have spent a great deal of time in nature. After a Nature-assisted awakening experience in 2007, I became passionate about the transformative power of meditation with an ever-deepening appreciation for Nature. I have written two books about my journey (A Seeker's Guide to Inner Peace and Finding Peace Everywhere), which are collections of insights and meditations that have brought me a great deal of peace and clarity. I have found over the years that combining meditation with nature is a wonderful way to discover the peace that we all seek. I started offering meditation hikes in 2017 and later created Zen Mountain Tours to help spread the peace. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2020 and have been integrating it into the meditation hikes I lead.
I go by Trey (I'm a third) and I've lived in the mountains near Asheville all my life and have spent a great deal of time in nature. After a Nature-assisted awakening experience in 2007, I became passionate about the transformative power of meditation with an ever-deepening appreciation for Nature. I have written two books about my journey (A Seeker's Guide to Inner Peace and Finding Peace Everywhere), which are collections of insights and meditations that have brought me a great deal of peace a…
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Where you'll be

The Blue Ridge Mountains are some of the oldest mountains on the planet and are abundant with countless points of interest and endless possibilities for exploring the natural beauty of Western North Carolina. In this excursion we will take an easy to moderate hike to a mountain top to take in the panoramic view of the mountains.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Sarah
February 2021
My hike with Trey was incredible and he had a lot of thoughtful wisdoms and insights to share. I left feeling happy and peaceful. As a solo female traveler, I was not worried for my safety. Great experience!
Hannah
February 2021
I highly recommend this experience! I loved the integration of mindfulness. It absolutely enhanced the beauty of the trail Trey took our group on. Trey also provided some helpful meditation techniques as part of the experience, and was incredibly kind and communicative.
I highly recommend this experience! I loved the integration of mindfulness. It absolutely enhanced the beauty of the trail Trey took our group on. Trey also provided some helpful m…
Devin
February 2021
Had a great time hiking with Trey! Even with the cold and rain, he made it an enjoyable experience. The time he takes for quiet pauses gave us the chance to be still and reflect on the beauty around us. I appreciated that the directions he gave led us right to the trail head and he was there on time. We’ll def look Trey up next time we’re in Asheville.
Had a great time hiking with Trey! Even with the cold and rain, he made it an enjoyable experience. The time he takes for quiet pauses gave us the chance to be still and reflect on…
Sam
February 2021
This experience was definitely worth it! Pet friendly, beautiful views, and great conversations. Amazing tips and discussion about meditation. Trey is super accommodating and picks a hike that is close to your location. Also, he is okay if you already had one in mind. Great for first time hikers.
This experience was definitely worth it! Pet friendly, beautiful views, and great conversations. Amazing tips and discussion about meditation. Trey is super accommodating and picks…
Raven
January 2021
This was one of the best, most memorable experiences that I've ever had on a trip. It was soooo enlightening and refreshing. Trey was so kind and knowledgeable about nature and life, in general. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this. We highly recommend this experience!
This was one of the best, most memorable experiences that I've ever had on a trip. It was soooo enlightening and refreshing. Trey was so kind and knowledgeable about nature and l…
Brandon
January 2021
A rather eye opening experience discovering the connection between mind, body, and nature. Left the experience with the strong intrest to practice meditation.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

Jacket