Explore, awaken and connect with Mindful Nature Walks & Forest Bathing
Mindful Nature Walks and Forest Bathing are run in partnership with the local Wildlife Trusts at some of their most beautiful nature reserves.
Being with nature gives us the opportunity to connect with the wonder and healing power of the natural world. Join me for guided, meditative walks in beautiful locations; relax in stillness and let nature soothe and restore you to a place of serenity.
Awaken to the purity of the first snowdrop, the clarity of a blackbird's song, the glory of autumn leaves. Each moment in nature can return us to a place of childlike wonder and help to develop a real, lasting sense of well being. Breathe deeply and smile!
Always try to be in communion with heaven and earth; then the world will appear in its true light.
The Art of Peace Morihei Ueshiba
Mindful Nature Walks
Mindful nature walks involve a gentle, guided stroll through beautiful countryside incorporating mindfulness meditation, for example:
- mindful listening,
- mindful walking &
- extra sensory meditation
We endeavour to develop a strong connection with the natural world, improving our relationship with nature and each other through a gentle appreciation of the interconnectedness of all things. It is extraordinary what we can experience if we allow ourselves to become still and be with the natural world.
Guided mindful-walking sessions cost £10 and last for about 1.5 hours. Walk dates change each season, check the events page for more information.
Walks go ahead whatever the weather, so check the forecast and dress appropriately.
Groups are kept small and advance booking is essential.
Please bring a drink (and snack).
There are not always toilets available, feel free to check all details in advance with Jane.
Forest bathing sessions last for upwards of three hours and allow for a real immersive experience in nature, with prolonged periods of solitude and silence. We experiment with a series of different experiences with nature, exploring with a childlike openness and inviting in a sense of wonder. Forest Bathing can re-awaken our creativity and sense of connectedness with humanity and the natural world.
Thank you Jane, I feel so calm now - I realise that if I just turn my phone off when I take the dog for a walk I will have a chance to actually live life and not feel like it's passing me by. JF Spring 21
Corporate well-being walks
Show your team you appreciate their hard work and commitment with a restorative day in nature.
Not only will they will learn skills to help de-stress and stay healthy at work, they will enjoy therapeutic and nourishing time at some of our most beautiful nature reserves.
Improve your team's well-being, reduce sick days and foster a sense of personal responsibility with our corporate well-being walks.
Thank you, you have no idea just how different I feel now. When I arrived I was just so close to tears and now I feel like I can face things again. I will definitely be doing this on my own. AB Spring 21
The Natural Heart; forest bathing and eco therapy one day outdoor retreat.
Join us for a nurturing day of peace and creativity in the natural world.
Learn new skills and techniques to deepen your relationship with yourself, through the heart-opening gifts of the natural world. Trust in the embrace of nature to hold you and heal you in her own gentle way. Open to your inner child-like qualities and really be with nature. For dates and times visit the events page.
Forest Bathing has captured the imagination of people across the region, its deeply soothing and restorative nature bringing a much needed sense of calm to our busy lives.
Read more about Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku):
Translated into English as ‘forest bathing', Shinrin-yoku is a holistic therapy that was developed in Japan during the 1980s. It has since become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Forest bathing