Calm, clarity and relaxation: these are just some of the benefits of mindfulness, along with better concentration, greater enjoyment of life and improved relationship satisfaction. On our Wild Mindfulness weekends we explore how different practices can help us with these aims and how we might incorporate them into daily life.
This is "Wild Mindfulness": we practice outside as much as possible, experiencing how nature can support and enrich our practice. Time in nature has been shown to have many positive effects, here we combine mindfulness and time in nature in an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and the rest of nature.
- Learn mindfulness practices in a kind, supportive environment
- Opportunity to explore new practices that reconnect us with wild nature
- Two nights and all meals at our warm, friendly family run hotel
- Time outside in the beautiful nature of Venabygdsfjellet
The benefits of mindfulness
These have been well documented, mindfulness can:
- help to develop calmness, clarity and concentration
- reduce stress, anxiety and rumination
- help memory and focus
- help us to be less emotionally reactive
- support relationship satisfaction
per person sharing a twin/double room. Single supplement 200,-
10th - 12th July 2020
7th - 9th August 2020
2nd - 4th October 2020 - no places available
Minimum group size: 3, maximum 8
18.30 Dinner together
20.00 Introduction to the weekend and a settling practice
Saturday Slowing down, the bodyscan and solo time in nature
9.00 Practice and check in
10.00 Going out for the day – we aim to be outside all day, taking a packed lunch. We may make use of the hotel’s laavu and fireplace.
20.00 Reflections on the Solo
Sunday Refection and integration
9.00 Practice and check in
10.00 More on the bodyscan, practices for daily life
15.00 Closing Circle and departure after lunch
The itinerary may change to reflect the needs of the group and/or to adapt to the weather conditions.
Who is this for?
This weekend will suit both those new to mindfulness and more experienced practitioners who would like the opportunity to deepen their practice and enjoy time spent sitting with others.
During the weekend we will be walking short distances and sitting on the ground. We will each be carrying a small rucsac with spare clothes, a drink and food - the things we need to remain comfortable while practising outdoors. We aim to make this weekend accessible to as many people as possible so please contact us if you have any special mobility requirements.
Joy works leading groups in wild places, summer and winter. She is a UIMLA International Mountain Leader and BASI Nordic Ski Instructor. In her free time Joy loves to spend time outdoors: skiing, running or climbing. A mindfulness practitioner for many years, she now teaches mindfulness. Her work is united by her passion for helping people to express their potential and to explore their relationship with nature.
Originally a qualified physiotherapist the pull of the mountains became too strong, so she relocated to the Alps and now lives in Norway. Joy is also a Pilates teacher.
To book contact us:
t: 61 29 32 00
If you have any questions about the content of the course please contact Joy:
You may also be interested in our yoga and natural movement weekend and the week-long holiday: yoga, natural movement and mindfulness.