Mindfulness in Nature Weekend (Online and London)
We will spend the weekend learning Mindfulness using nature as a place to become present in the moment. Although we will be in the centre of the city, we can still find refuge in the calming presence of nature. Across the road from our venue is a park with lovely trees, rose bushes, birds and insects. Even in the city the sky is always above and the earth below. Practicing mindfulness with an awareness of the spacious sky and the grounding feeling of the earth below us is very supportive and nourishing. No previous experience is required for this course.
Often people mention that the place they are most easily mindful is being in nature, whether it’s walking the dog in a nearby woodland, on the beach or on holiday in a beautiful environment. Research shows the connection between being in nature and a reduction in feelings of stress and depression and it also has a positive effect on general health and ability to focus. It is perhaps not surprising that similar benefits are attributed to mindfulness.
In this weekend, we are using the joy of being in nature and being alive on this precious earth as a way into learning to rest the mind in the present moment. Through connecting with nature and the earth beneath and around us, we can reconnect with our inner nature as well, touching in with the ground of our being as we practice mindfulness.
The weekend will invite us to settle the mind and come home to our body through grounding practices such as the bodyscan, mindful walking and Qigong. Throughout all of the Mindfulness Association programs the cultivation of a basic friendliness towards ourselves (and therefore also to others) lies at the heart of our training.
After the first weekend you can choose to continue the course over three further weekends.
Tutor: Fay Adams
Dates: 27-28 May 2023
Price: £165.00 including manual
Times: 10.00am-17.00pm on Saturday and Sunday
Booking: To book this course please click the booking link.
Location: Online via Zoom or at London Samye Dzong