There is a natural affinity between natural surroundings and mindfulness; the opportunity to connect to the sensory richness that natures offers us. Through experiencing this contact with nature we can inhabit our bodies more consciously and also feel connected to something larger than ourselves.
With today’s hectic and technologically connected life it becomes all the more important to be able to step out of the busyness of everyday life and to experience the nuances of the natural world at a slower pace. It’s all about stopping, reconnecting and re-calibrating that hidden internal compass that we each have within us.
The joining of mindfulness and the outdoors also brings together two key areas of Martin’s professional training and personal interest; combining 20 years experience of working with groups in the outdoors with the rich possibilities that mindfulness offers.
Please contact martin if you have specific questions about the weekend – which aims to offer a range of basic mindfulness practices for all levels with a particular focus upon brining mindfulness into the outdoor setting.
Martin ran a well received weekend over the Easter of 2017 for Explorers Connect – see the testimonials page for examples of the feedback.
Martin has been a qualified Mountain Leader for over a decade and holds current First Aid training for outdoor and mountain environments.