Underbelly welcomes you into summertime and the slow life. Even in these teetering times, we still live in a culture that is conditioned to be fast-paced, rushed, urgent, consumptive, busy, linear, goal-oriented, and hyper-masculine. Underbelly opens us to other modes of being.....a life that has a lot more room for listening, spaciousness, feeling, introspection, reflection, and receptivity. A life that is more attuned to nature than consumed by technology. A life where humans can live closer to their heart, intuition, and authenticity above what mainstream culture prescribes. A life that encourages you to explore outside your outworn habits, coping mechanisms, and social programming. A life that opens you to the incredible textures and intelligence of your body and the land. A life that allows you to dive into the inexplicable interconnectedness of all things.
Schedule at a Glance: 10a: arrive at Slide Ranch/opening circle 10:30-1:30p: Community service project (we will be setting up glamping tents so be prepared to exert some physical energy :) 1:30-3p: BYO Lunch, chill/exploration time 3-3:30p: Underbelly set up/arrival 3:30-5:30p: Underbelly + live harp 5:30-6p: Decompress/pack up/ closing circle 6p and onward : Optional Sunset @ Muir Lookout
Bring: -Warm layers (it could get windy or overcast) -Sun protection (hat, SPF, sunglasses, long sleeves) -Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and get dirty + closed toe shoes. Option to wear farm clothes and pack movement clothes for later. -Lunch + snacks/ water -Journal/pen (optional) -Picnic blanket/ towel -Mask/sanitizer -Gardening/work gloves if you have them
Last notes: - Carpool sign up here :) *Please be covid conscious* - Make sure to fill out the volunteer wavier and send it back to me (for the confirmed group) - It's tick season, so here are some recommendations from the ranch (we won't be working/moving in overgrown areas, so not to worry):
Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Tuck pant legs into boots or socks and tuck shirts into pants.
Wear light-colored clothing so ticks can be easily seen.
Use a repellent registered for use against ticks; always follow label directions.
Stay in the middle of a trail and avoid logs, tree trunks, trail margins, brush and grassy areas.
Inspect yourself frequently while in tick habitat. Once out of tick habitat, thoroughly check your entire body and pets. Parents should examine their children, especially on the scalp and hairline.
Shower and launder clothes soon after activity in tick habitat.