By Gayle Picken
October is the month we run the annual NW Mind Body Spirit Connection on Camano Island. How fitting to take a journey to an island for a day of learning and connecting about all things health and wellness.
The island personifies everything the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection is about. It’s about slowing down and being mindful of your surroundings, from the shells and rocks on the beach to the eagles sitting high in the trees. It’s about taking in nature and feeling the cleansing breath and meditative environment that the sea and forests provide.
It’s about nourishing your body with fresh-cooked meals made from local and organic ingredients. Cama Beach State Park features an award-winning brunch at Cama Beach Cafe and a Friday evening “Dinner in the Park” with chef Kristopher Gerlach’s island-inspired meals.
It’s about taking time for self-care. Movement Arts yoga studio at Camano Commons offers a variety of yoga and pilates classes for all levels. The new Camano Island Day Spa is a wonderful place for a massage or facial. (Be sure to book well in advance!)
Camano Island is also about feeding your spirit with a walk on the beach or a view of the sunset. It’s a constant reminder of life’s blessings.
Whether you come for the day or stay for the weekend, be sure to take the time to savor what Camano Island has to offer. Its beauty, its people and its pace all add to your experience as you explore your path to a healthier and happier life.
The NW Mind Body Spirit Connection runs Saturday, October 14th 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Camano Center, located at 606 Arrowhead Rd, Camano Island, WA 98282. The event is open to the public and admission is free. More info: NWMindBodySpirit.com.
Posted with permission from Seattle Natural Awakenings magazine, October 2017 issue, page 11.