Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Reno, Nevada - Feb 21, 2017 - Technology inundates daily life for most people, which is why Camp Out Yonder (COY) Founder Nellie Davis is launching the inaugural analog experience over two weekends this summer. On May 26-28 and August 11-13, 2017, speakers from across the country will share their expertise and actionable daily techniques for unplugging from technology and living in the moment, all in an inspiring Sierra Nevada setting.
Camp Out Yonder was created to remind people of the intrinsic value of human connection. Studying mindfulness, or the art of existing calmly and being aware in the present moment, will be a primary focus for all who attend. Campers at this technology-free getaway learn take-away tools for creating a better work-life balance, such as how to better utilize time daily, and how to make that time more productive and enriching.
Small screens are constantly captivating our attention anymore, and you can’t seem to get away from the ever-present Wi-Fi long enough to just embrace the natural world and the people around us. That’s why I wanted to present an opportunity for people to just reset their internal compasses, while also learning real-life techniques to continue doing so at home and work.
“Small screens are constantly captivating our attention anymore, and you can’t seem to get away from the ever-present Wi-Fi long enough to just embrace the natural world and the people around us,” said Camp Out Yonder Founder Nellie Davis. “That’s why I wanted to present an opportunity for people to just reset their internal compasses, while also learning real-life techniques to continue doing so at home and work.”
Guests get back to nature while sleeping in canvas teepees at a Portola, Calif. campground—approximately a 45-minute drive from Reno—surrounded by towering pine trees, mountains and meandering creeks. Lawn and board games keep human interaction high in between learning engaging analog-focused skills taught by knowledgeable teachers, such as postcard making, do-it-yourself aromatherapy, film photography, songwriting, journaling and more. Group campfire chats over s’mores-making wind down the evenings.
Lodro Rinzler, author of six books on meditation and founder of MNDFL meditation studio in New York, will be the first weekend’s featured speaker, teaching COY guests his internationally acclaimed meditation techniques and leading meditations during the weekend. Rinzler wrote the bestselling novel A Buddha Walks into a Bar…, and his work has been featured in The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on CBS, FOX and NBC News. He has taught meditation at Google, Harvard and the White House, and now brings his lauded techniques to COY.
On August 11-13, Jess Davis, regular contributor to the Huffington Post and founder of a national goods and clothing brand that encourages offline living called Folk Rebellion, is the featured speaker. She will share actionable items so campers may better create boundaries in life and not be so consumed with technology, instead making it work for them once they return home.
Three healthy meals each day, activities, accommodations and workshops are included with COY’s $745 cost. Space is limited for each weekend.
For more information and a full lineup of activities and teachers, visit CampOutYonder.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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