Deepening Connection With Nature
We are delighted to offer this special course with Nadine Andrews as part of our ecological wellbeing programme.
The course will take place over six evenings and one full day.
Becoming more finely attuned to our selves and other living beings and to natural phenomena and cycles can help to bring us into a more harmonious relationship with ourselves, each other and the Earth. In this course we will practice ways to deepen our connection with nature and build relationships of care with particular places and their inhabitants; cultivating qualities of patience, slowness and humility, and integrating these practices into daily life.
The course takes a mindfulness-based approach and draws on Taoist philosophy and physical arts practice. Themes include body-mind awareness and sensory acuity, natural navigation and place familiarisation, animal tracking and bird language, engaging with our feelings about loss of nature, and looking at how nature deals with stress and applying those insights to our own lives. All sessions involve group work and solo practice, and as the final session is close to the summer solstice we will end with a ritual to mark this turning point in the year and reflect on its psychological meanings.
Participants will be expected to attend all sessions, commit to home-based practice on other days (up to one hour) and participate in research. As the course will mostly take place outdoors and at times on rough and uneven terrain, participants will need a degree of physical mobility and are responsible for appropriate outdoor clothing and equipment. Full details and terms and conditions are available in the application link.
We require a deposit of £60 to hold your space, which can be refunded or donated after the course begins. We wish for this experience to be accessible as possible, so if the fee is prohibitive please explain this in your application.
There is space for a maximum of 12 participants. We ask those who are interested to complete this application form telling us why you wish to participate
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