Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Mindfullness in Woodlands - a one day introduction 14 April Taf Fechan Nature Reserve


à Come and learn the skills of mindfulness practice in the tranquil natural setting of a local woodland. à Enjoy the benefits of mindful awareness and pick up new tools to apply the practice to your own life. à Experience yourself, your mind, body and heart, and the woodlands, in a refreshingly vital and direct way. à Learn some of the basic techniques of traditional woodland management and coppice craft in a mindful, calm and clear environment. 
 The day will include: 

à A brief introduction to the theory and principles of mindfulness à A series of nature-based meditative exercises designed to heighten and develop the tools of mindful awareness à Some basic instruction on the application of mindfulness to woodland management and green woodwork à Time for reflection, meditation, and nature contemplation in the context of a safe group environment 

 Sessions will run from 10 – 4.30, and will include break periods for tea and lunch. Some of the day will be held in silence, but there will be opportunities for discussion as well as independent learning. There will be exercises that are both physically active and co-operative, as well as periods of inward reflection. Participants are asked to bring their own weather-appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproofs, wellies, sunblock etc.) and a packed lunch, though tea and healthy snacks will be provided. 

Your tutor will be Gareth Fysh-Foskett, a former Buddhist monk who has spent much of the past decade living, working and meditating in woodlands. 

TO BOOK/FURTHER INFORMATION: Anna Stickland  actifwoodsmerthyr@smallwoods.org.uk   07765 213514 

Anna Stickland

Actif Woods Wales Woodland Mentor (Merthyr Tydfil)

Mob:  07765 213514

Twitter @ActifWoodsWales

Charity No. 1081874

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