30-Day Sit Spot Challenge
May 1st – 30th, 2012
The 30-Day Sit Spot Challenge is a powerful way for you to connect with the natural world through one spot in nature. The Sit Spot is the core routine of the Kamana Naturalist Training Program. You do not have to be a Kamana student or a member of Kamana.org to participate. Anyone can join and it’s free to participate! We want as many people as possible to experience this amazing routine.
Sign-ups will begin in April 2012, please stay tuned for more information. If you want to get on our email list to receive information about the challenge and much more send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you set up!
During the challenge you will receive daily emails with questions, challenges, and inspirational support. There will be optional activities designed to increase your awareness and hone your senses. The synergy of hundreds of people going to their Sit Spots will be phenomenal!
What is a Sit Spot?
The Sit Spot is the practice of going to one spot in nature over a period of time. You make observations, connect with nature and self, and learn to see with Native Eyes. There are 2 basic requirements that every sit spot should have 1) It needs to be close to your house and 2) you need to feel safe while there. It is ideal for it to be wild, have a water source, be abundant with wildlife, have a view, and a whole slew of other things. While those are nice to have, they are not essential. The best sit spot is one that you go to!
How Does it Work?
Starting May 1st, go to your Sit Spot for at least 20 minutes every day. Your challenge is to do this for 30 days straight!
Why Should I Sign Up? Can’t I Just Do it On My Own?
You can do it on your own, but when you commit to something with other people involved, it changes your perception. In our experience, those who sign up are MUCH more likely to finish the challenge. You will also receive daily reminders and inspiration. You’ll be able to communicate with others through our forums, as well.
How can I meet other people interested in learning about nature?
We have a community forum on Kamana.org that you can discuss your observations and epiphanies. While the other categories are open to members only, this section will be open to anyone participating in the 30-Day Sit Spot Challenge. More details on this coming soon.
Want more information about the sit spot?
Click here to download a flyer that you can send to your friends!