Ecowild Woodland Mindfulness

Mindfulness when practiced in a natural, safe and supportive surrounding is dynamic in it's effect and profundity.

 Six week 'Mindfulness in the Woods' course.
(supported by the Wellbeing college)

The mindfulness practice is combined with practical woodland skills and crafts of Ecowild, making the whole experience varied creative and interesting. Mindfulness is taught through the gentle listening and focusing, with intention, onto what is happening in the present moment. In the woods that can be the sound of the fire, the call of the birds, the wind in the trees, the rustling of the leaves or just the sound of you breathing as you sit. Mindfulness is the practice, the skill, of paying attention to what is happening now. It is not a theory, not an idea, it is a skill.


Ecowild directors, Emily Malik and Lucy Holland are  experienced biologists, environmentalists and forest school specialists, who lead us through the skills of being present in the woods. Be it whittling a stick, making a dream catcher,pencil or hazel circle we all calm our agitated minds  to a point of being present. With a woodland fire, we make tea and eat cake whilst all the while being mindful, gentle and calm.
                                                      Emily and Lucy    

Mindfulness in the Woods

In these fast paced modern times, it is easy to become disconnected and lose touch with our inner sense of feeling balanced and well in our everyday lives. This 6 week course teaches the basic skills of mindfulness and provides the experience of how being mindful outside in the elements of nature, even for short periods of time, can be so helpful for promoting balanced health and wellbeing.

Living in B&NES we are fortunate in that we are surrounded by beautiful countryside that is easily accessible to most people. Yet how many of us actually make use of this wonderful resource to help enrich and find peace in our demanding lives? Being outside in nature frees us from the confines and pressures we feel in everyday life, calms our busy thinking mind, encouraging moments of deeper peace and insight. It helps to remind us of the essence of who we really are, grounded and safe in each moment.

Mindfulness practice outdoors in the natural environment provides a nurturing and creative space to explore conscious awareness of sounds, sights, scents, textures and tastes of the elements abundant in nature, bringing us back to the sense of  joy and connection with ourselves in the present moment. This profound change of perspective helps us to appreciate the simpler things that are so easily overlooked. It inspires us to be more creative and helps us to explore how we can simply enrich and bring sense and deeper meaning to our everyday life. Contact the Wellbeing College to book on.

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Mindfulness Retreat Day

 Sunday, 7 May, 2017   10:30am - 4:30pm
 Greyfield Wood, Greyfield Road, High Littleton BS39 6YE


Sunday 7th May 10.30am - 4.30 pm
Greyfield Wood, High Littleton

Retreat from the world to Greyfield Wood at the time of the year when Bluebells carpet the woodland floor. Huw Griffiths will be running a silent mindfulness retreat day in this beautiful setting.

Come along and allow yourself to connect with the natural elements and practice mindfulness techniques.

Please bring food to share. We will provide hot drinks and a campfire.

£25.00 per person


Various events and courses are now being held in the woods where we share Mindfulness with  Ecowild expertise and  their woodland crafts.