Nature is one of my great loves.  I know that a day spent outside whether it's skiing in winter, or gardening or hiking any other season, is a day well spent.  The fresh air and calm from that time will support me in being focused and calm in the following days at my desk.  Mindfulness in nature helps us renew our connection with our self, while strengthening our interconnection with nature and each other.

Mark Coleman developed the Awake in the Wild program.  This program supports people as they apply Mindfulness concepts within the beauty of nature.   I'm proud to have participated in the first two year Awake in the Wild teacher training, completing that training September 2017.  My teaching is inspired by this Awake in the Wild: Meditation in Nature practice.

Forest PathBooks that help us connect to nature.

Coleman, Mark. (2006) Awake In The Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery
Mann, Heather Lyn (2016) Ocean of Insight: A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope
Swanson, John L. (2001) Communing with Nature: A guidebook for enhancing your relationship with the earth.
Williams, Florence (2017) The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative.
Wohlleben, P. (2015) The Hidden Life of Trees. What they feel, How they communicate.

Nature Meditation Programs and Retreats

Awake in the Wild programs run by Mark around the country, from hiking in CA to kayaking in Baja.
Being in the Wild is a program - NYC area - led by Lin Gordon
Awake in the Wild Experience (AWE) - NYC - led by Sara Overton
Wild Blue Meditation - Ottowa, Canada - led by Dr. Kimberly Sogge
Vallecitos Mountain Ranch - New Mexico Wilderness Retreat Center - Earth Holder Sangha