Meditation in Nature
Pause and find peace in nature
Find stillness in the heart of London by joining small group meditations in beautiful and serene pieces of nature across our bustling city.
These sessions include simple meditation techniques using breath, body awareness and a connection to nature. Whether you are an experienced meditator, a complete beginner or anyone in-between, Meditation in Nature is for you.
Drop in on your way to work for a morning session, the perfect way to set the tone of the day. Evening sessions can assist you to draw a line under the day, freeing you to enjoy your evening and a good night’s sleep.
Nature can facilitate and deepen a meditation practice and participants at these sessions report finding meditation easier and more profound than usual. Neuroscientists have established that nature quietens the parts of the brain associated with rumination and stimulates the parts associated with empathy and compassion. It also lowers our heart rate and reduces stress levels. In essence, nature is our supportive meditation tool!
Bringing the practice out of the meditation room or yoga studio into the wider world, gently aided by Mother Nature, is a powerful step towards carrying an aware and compassionate state with us through our interactions of the day and our life in the city.
Special session: Watching the Darkness Fall
Monday 3rd December 15.20 - 17.00
Night falls early and quickly in the depth of winter. While we often linger to watch the summer sunsets, it's rare at this time of year to really watch the transition from light to dark. I invite you to do just that; to sit in mindful contemplation and observe the sights and sounds of this time of day; to discover how the colours, textures and shadows shift as the light fades and the darkness descends. I'll guide some simple meditations to awaken the senses and deepen connection to nature before the main meditation. There'll then be time to share around the fire with a mug of mulled apple juice or cup of tea.
This session is offered on a cash donation basis (£10 suggestion). After costs, donations will support the wonderful work of Culpeper Community Garden.
Further details and booking via MeetUp page
Regular Meditation in Nature sessions will return again in the spring.
Sessions are run at the Culpeper Community Garden in Angel, Islington.
To book an individual session, visit the meetup page.
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