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{Walking Inspiritus} Contemplative Walking Retreat-Compassionate Presence

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Contemplative Walking Retreat-Compassionate Presence

Saturday, August 10 @ 8:00 am – 12 pm

TYPE: Program Long Distance | PACE: Exploratory & Conversational | TERRAIN: Dirt and paved trails, roads, and sidewalks  | DISTANCE: Approx. 6 miles with a net of approx 400 ft of elevation gain | COST: $20

Join us for an Walking Inspiritus Contemplative Walking Retreat! In partnership with Contemplative Outreach of Colorado, join us for a reflective and playful walking day retreat along the Clear Creek Trail and through neighborhoods and parks in Wheat Ridge.  Part of the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, the Clear Creek Trail connects communities from Golden all the way to Welby through its 20 miles of interconnected pathways. We will walk, with mindful presence, about 6 miles starting and ending at Prospect Lake Park. This walk will include contemplative, soul expanding activities, as well as playful moments to spark our innate joy. We will notice the abundance of the Earth, and how our own inner landscape mirrors this time of joyful exuberance.

Walking Movement Leader: Maria Rosa Galter, a Walk2Connect Core-Owner, invites you to experience the benefits of a guided contemplative walking in Creation through this Walking Inspiritus walking retreat. Maria, a graduate of Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program and graduate of the Bovine Metropolis Theater School of Improv, is an avid hiker who loves to correlate improv, life, and spirituality. She explores those spaces in her organization, Walking Inspiritus in order to re”member” ourselves and be present to ourselves, each other, and our world of transcendent beauty. We become aware of the Source of all Life that flows into our being. Our hearts unlock so we can freely play in the vast goodness of the Creator’s universe. We were created to awaken and live with joyful abandon, connected to the exuberance of love, beauty, kindness, and abundance.

Schedule and Planning:  We will meet at Prospect Park, 44th Ave and Robb St. at 7:45 AM to check in, sign waivers if necessary, and use the restroom, so we can start promptly at 8 AM (to beat the heat!)

Directions:  To get to Prospect Park, take 1-70 to Exit 266 (Ward and 44th). Go East on 44th to the Prospect Park entrance.  Drive South along the main road past the tennis courts and ball field to the parking lot on the South side of Prospect Lake.  See here for map.

Nearby Transit:  Bus #44, get off at W 44th Ave and Rob St. Park is on the South side of the street.

Trip Notes:

– Dogs are not allowed on this one.

– Accessibility: We will be walking on dirt and paved trails, roads, and sidewalks. The walk is approximately 6 miles through urban greenways, neighborhoods, and parks.

– Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, appropriate outerwear for weather conditions, and sunglasses/sunscreen, snacks.

– Restrooms are available at the trailhead before we go. Please plan to use restroom beforehand.

– Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Call or text me at 720-810-2837 for the most up-to-date conditions.

Cost, Tickets, & Tips

-Guided and Meditative Walking Experience will include guided meditations, moments of joyful inspiration, readings, conversation prompts, times of silence and creativity, and just plain fun!

-Light, healthy snacks provided

Welcome Waivers:

Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2019.


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August 10
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Maria Rosa Galter


Propsect Park Parking Lot (South)
4400 Robb St
Wheat Ridge, 80033
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Get Involved!
1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here
2. Keep checking our main event calendar here
3. Follow us on Facebook here
4. Become a [email protected] Champion here
5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here

Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH