Mindfulness in the Outdoors

Bringing Mindfulness and Nature together

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.

There is a natural affinity between natural surroundings and mindfulness; the opportunity to connect to the sensory richness that nature offers us. Through experiencing this contact with nature we can inhabit our bodies more consciously and also feel connected to something larger than ourselves.

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.

Over the weekends of 3rd-5th May and 6-9th September 2019 Martin will be facilitating a Weekend of Walking and Mindfulness at Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales in conjunction with the Field Studies Council. (click above for more info and see the ‘Public’ page on this website)

Two one day Mindfulness in the outdoor sessions are also being held at the National Trust Footprint Building on 1st June and 13th October 2019. See the ‘Public’ page on this website for more info.

Please contact martin if you have specific questions about either the weekend or day couses- which all aim to offer a range of basic mindfulness practices for all levels with a particular focus upon brining mindfulness into the outdoor setting. 

Please see the Testimonial Pages for participants comments on the walking and wellbeing course autumn 2018.

Martin has been a qualified Mountain Leader for over a decade and holds current First Aid training for outdoor and mountain environments.

“The weekend gave me peace, relaxation, space to focus on what I need to do in life and a focus on the present rather than the past.”

Walking & Wellbeing Weekend, Malham FSC Yorkshire Dales, 2018

“I came away with tools to use to help me relax and methods to help me feel at ease. I would definitely re-book with martin as the course lived up to all expectations.”

Walking & Wellbeing Weekend, Malham FSC Yorkshire Dales, 2018

“The weekend had a perfect pace and was led dynamically to adapt to the needs of the group. A well led course; relaxing and friendly throughout.”

Walking & Wellbeing Weekend, Malham FSC Yorkshire Dales, 2018

“A perfect mix of mindfulness and walking. The guided relaxation element was tremendous. ”

Explorers Connect weekend, Peak District, 2017

“I left for home revitalized….lovely company, walks and tutor.”

Walking & Wellbeing Weekend, Malham FSC Yorkshire Dales, 2018

“I experienced a sense of a deeper awareness of surroundings, of nature and of the landscape around me.”

Walking & Wellbeing Weekend, Malham FSC Yorkshire Dales, 2018