Natural Mindfulness

Cotswold Natural Mindfulness


Hello everyone Spring has arrived!

Now is the perfect time to renew your connection with nature. New life is emerging from it’s deep rest in abundance everywhere you look. The birdsong is orchestral and the smells are intoxicating. The trees are bursting into new growth. Wildlife is actively collecting food and building nests for the new spring arrivals.

It’s also a time of year when we can expect rebellious weather. Warm sunny days can can quickly switch to showers and even a little snow flurry at this time of year. So make sure we stay mindful of our walking gear and the terrain.


Saturday 4th May Dumbleton Bluebell Walk – Guided by Karen Wills

Sunday 5th May Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing, Hawkwood College – Guided by Ian Banyard

Sunday 12th May Miserden Park – Guided by Neil Gaylor

For details of our next Painswick/Slad walks contact Nick Pike

Phil Green will be launching his Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walks in and around Tewkesbury soon!

Here is a great article with some hints and tips to help you prepare for a Natural Mindfulness walk:

Walking Information

We have lots of walks available throughout the year for those of you who are ready to immerse yourself in NATURE. Regular Nature Connection is beneficial for you physically and mentally – a great gift to yourself, family and friends.

Walk with Us

Attendance is free on most of our walks, for anyone who hasn’t walked with us before and wants to experience a walk before joining as a member. After your free walk, you can join as a Pay As You Go member from £5 per walk. To find out the benefits of walking with us visit Walking Membership.


Our Gloucestershire Guides

Cotswold Natural MindfulnessIan Banyard has been offering his unique approach to nature-connection since August 2014. Ian has helped hundreds of people to connect with the healing power of nature using Natural Mindfulness and other nature-based therapies. He also provides Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing guide training for those who share his passion for guiding others to a deeper connection with nature and their true nature. Contact Ian by email for more details.

Neil Gayler has been guiding nature walks in the Cotswolds since 2015. His gentle, peaceful Friday morning walks and Sunday morning saunters, are ideal for boosting your health and refreshing your spirit. There is also a good chance of encountering wildlife on Neil’s walks. For details of Neil’s next Refresher Friday walk,email

Karen Wills joined Cotswold Natural Mindfulness in 2015 as a member and now guides her own regular monthly walk. Karen is also our administrator making sure that our guides and walking members are happy. Karen’s walks often include some Natural Mindfulness exercises as well as a cup of herbal tea and a snack. To discover when Karen’s next walk is taking place email

Nick Pike is a talented local artist who generously shares his keen eye and sharp instincts for finding the perfect landscape on his enchanting walks. Nick guides informative & insightful walks around Painswick and the Slad Valley sharing his knowledge and curiosity about the natural world. To join Nick on his next escape into nature, email

Cotswold Natural Mindfulness

Want to join us on a walk?

Then come along and try a COTSWOLD NATURAL MINDFULNESS taster walk for FREE. For details of our next Cotswold Natural Mindfulness guided walk contact one of the guides above, or keep a look out on our Facebook group for events.

 If you are unable to walk with us, there are lots of  other opportunities to get involved:
1. Join Our Facebook Group

If you would like to be kept up to date with what we are doing, see images and videos from our most recent walks, request to join our Natural Mindfulness Facebook Group CLICK HERE

2. FREE 7 Day Online Video Programme

Register today and learn how to experience a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walk wherever you live in the world.

3. Join my team of CNM Guides

If you live in Gloucestershire and love the idea of guiding your own Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walks,  I’m keen to talk to you. My Next Natural Mindfulness Training takes place at Hawkwood College, near Stroud, on Friday 28th September 2018.

Click Here  to find out more.

4. Purchase a signed copy of my new book!

“Natural Mindfulness – your personal guide to the healing power of nature”, Copyright © Ian Banyard 2018. ISBN 978-1-9995849-2-4 First Published July 2018

CLICK HERE to purchase a copy.

Watch 4 Steps to a better connection with Nature to discover more

Ian Banyard is founder of Cotswold Natural Mindfulness, and author of Natural Mindfulnessyour guide to the healing power of nature connection. In this video Ian shares his 4 steps to help you develop a healthier connection with Nature, your true nature and with others. There is so much scientific evidence now to support our intuitive sense that immersing ourselves in the natural world is good for our mind, body and spirit.

Enjoy the video, and CLICK HERE for more videos

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