When you are being fully aware of the world around you – whether it be the sunshine on your face or a blackbird's song – it brings you into a felt sense of the here and now. This state of presence helps to foster peace of mind, deep relaxation, and acceptance that the current moment is always enough.
This workshop is for anyone who is curious about mindfulness and our connection to nature. We will explore being "mind-less" (with an empty rather than a full mind) and listen deeply to ourselves, each other and the natural world. It will include meditation, qigong (integrating physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention), solo reflection time, sensory awareness and group sharing. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful grounds of Hawkwood and we will gather in a heated roundhouse and around an open fire pit.
There will be plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful grounds of Hawkwood and we will gather in a heated roundhouse and around an open fire pit.
This workshop can be taken on its own or as part of a full weekend programme, Being in Awe
Cost: £40. Bring and share lunch. 10am - 5pm
Location SCA Farm strawbale building
Andy Raingold is a coach, speaker and facilitator. He hosts nature awareness, leadership, sustainability and mindfulness retreats and workshops, to bring about transformative change. He has trained extensively in these areas with Cambridge University, Schumacher College, The Living Leader Programme and Sussex Wildlife Trust. He works with professionals, businesses, charities, colleges, private clients and children. He also offers his skills internationally, and in 2017 ran a 2 month programme with indigenous communities in Namibia and a 2 week retreat for a "nomadic classroom" in the wilds of Sweden. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, working with CEOs, Government Ministers and thought leaders to drive action for a more sustainable world.
Andy Raingold is founder of Change in Nature (www.changeinnature.org) which run enriching experiences in the wild. Collaborators include Jonathon Porritt, Jamie Catto, Giles Hutchins and Dr Stephan Harding.
“I deeply appreciate the space, lightness, care and heart.”
“This day has proven the power of connection to nature, to the elements and to each other.”
“It was beautiful. Together we opened ourselves, shared and trusted. It is deeply healing and very precious.”
“Thank you for providing a time to reflect, connect and try out different perspectives. I think this session has started a process for me of reflection and moving forward.”