Mindfulness is about opening to experience as it unfolds, what better way to do this than being emersed in nature. When we are in nature the senses come alive- the touch of the wind on the face, the rich damp smell of the woodland floor, the blaze of colour from a sunset, the sound of bird song and the taste of fresh air on the tongue. Nature makes being present easier- you could say nature does most of the work for us, all we need to do is be receptive and relax into Mother Nature’s arms. 

In this special event we will explore the 5 pathways to nature connection; senses, beauty, emotion, compassion, meaning and beauty (University of Derby, Centre for Nature Connectedness) and how mindfulness can support us to engage more fully when out in nature.

Claire will lead you through nature-inspired mindfulness and meditation practices and activities which you can use for yourself or with groups. We will also delve into the A-Z of Mindfulness and Nature Connection and find more ways to bring awareness to nature.

Who is this event for?

Anyone that has an existing mindfulness/ meditation practice and would like to understand how nature can support them to go deeper in their practice

What participants will gain

An overview of how nature can support people to explore mindfulness outdoors

  • Techniques and ideas for how to engage in, and enjoy nature with more awareness 
  • Access to the A-Z of Mindfulness and Nature Connection and a free illustrated guide
  • Experiencing two meditations that connect us to the natural elements; earth air, fire and water

Details

When: 8th April 2021

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Where: Online video platform, Zoom.

How to join

When you book you'll receive a form to submit, this will allow us to email you a link for the online video calls platform Zoom> When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to use Zoom.

Your Masterclass leader

This Masterclass will be led by Claire Morris

Claire is the founder of Wild Awake Mindfulness where she creates opportunities for people to come together to explore mindfulness in a natural setting. She combines traditional mindfulness practices with folklore, storytelling, poetry and nature connection which supports participants to have a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them. She has worked in the environmental sector at a senior level for over 10 years engaging people to improve well-being and aid positive attitudes to conservation and protection of the natural environment. 

Claire has had a committed mindfulness practice for over a decade, she is a Buddhist. She is a Breathworks Associate teacher and Supervisor and is registered with BAMBA. She leads on the 'Mindfulness Practitioner Training Programme' at Mind in Salford and delivers mental health, mindfulness, nature connection and resilience training on a freelance basis to businesses, individuals and communities. She is the resident mindfulness teacher at The Whitworth Art Gallery.

Cost

Individual £37
Concession £27


Please note that we usually record our online CPD events for training purposes and so that we can widen the pool of people we can make the learning experience available to after the event. If you don't wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and/or audio during the event.


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Ticket Quantity Price

Individual - Masterclass - Nature 8Apr21

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Concessionl - Masterclass - Nature 8Apr21

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