07799 892900

Wellbeing retreats

A mix of mindfulness and nature connection activities

Forest Bathing – Let it all soak in

Immersing yourself in the wood for a while holds the power to be both relaxing and restorative.

At our monthly wellbeing retreats you’ll be guided to gently nurture your wellbeing through taking part in narture connection activities and nature inspired meditations.

If you like what you experience then you might consider joining a course of mindfulness sessions that are run at the woodland.

Enjoying some ‘me time’ in a tranquil ancient woodland setting surrounded by fields  can boost your sense of wellbeing.  The only visitors to the woodland are those who are invited, together with the birds and animals who choose to make it their home, so it’s a very peaceful place.

“Thank you for such a lovely experience. There was something about today that made for pure happiness. The chiffcaff singing. The chatter of fieldfares on their migration. The smell of the wild garlic. The smokey fire. Sunshine unexpectedly. The pale yellow primroses. The company of kind, interested friendly people. Delicious food. What a special time”.  

Let me know if you'd like to receive notification when these sessions can resume

14 + 10 =

About the sessions

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku) the sessions provide ‘space’ to dedicate some time to benefitting your wellbeing through guided and self-directed activities. An opportunity simply ‘to be’,  with guidance  on how to deepen nature connection through the senses of sight, smell, hearing and touch. The aim of the sessions are to send you home feeling relaxed and at ease with yourself, having developed skills to savour the natural world, which helps soothe the mind.

“I felt so much more mentally relaxed and refreshed after the Forest bathing experience”

(November 2019)

Scientific research has proved that deepening connection with nature can :

  • De-stress and replenish energy levels
  • Improve mood
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve concentration, creativity, and memory
  • Increase resilience levels
  • Calm emotional states
  • Improve sense of life satisfaction

Sessions are led by Susan Collini who is a Mindfulness Now teacher, a Small Woods OCN trainer for Social Forestry and a Forest School leader practitioner.

Woodland wellbeing sessions

Our wellbeing sessions are designed to promote nature connection through activities as a group and as individuals. Whilst we are in a “lockdown” situation we cannot run sessions. However, we have a plan that will enable us to run small group sessions in different areas of the wood, reducing potential for area/surface contamination potentials. So, do let me know if this might be of interest to you and I will put your name on a list.

Activities are dependent on the weather and season and may include:

  • Nature connection meditations
  • Forest Bathing
  • Barefoot walking
  • Art/craftwork using natural materials
  • Land art
  • Hapa Zome
  • Madalas
  • Cooking food over a campfire

We aim to spend our time outdoors but we do have shelter, with a stove, if needed.

Every session will involve some  nature connection and short meditation exercises, but there is never pressure to take part in everything on offer, if you would rather not.

You can choose to engage with all or some of the activities we will provide during the session, it’s all down to how you feel at the time.Once you’ve developed insight into how to tune into what’s going on around you in nature you’ll be amazed by how much more you notice, plus the wellbeing benefits delivered.

Sitting quietly, immersed in nature, can be just as helpful to promoting relaxation of body and calming of your mind.

Virtual Retreats - running now

During this Covid-19 pandemic I’m running virtual re-TREATS, providing guided wellbeing experiences for you or for someone you care about.

Let me know if you'd like to be contacted when these sessions can resume

13 + 2 =

Celebration retreats

07799 892900


Woodland is in East Northants

We can host a celebration

If you have a special occasion to celebrate, consider something different. A private wellbeing session for up to 10 people could be just the ticket.

There’s no WiFi in the woodland but you’ll find a better connection.

Contact us to start a conversation.