Cotswold Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing

Guide Training

Why become a Nature Connection guide?

Walking mindfully in Nature is a new approach to improving clarity of thought, boosting well-being and creating a deeper connection with nature, our own true nature, and each other.

Natural Mindfulness walks are a natural approach to well-being and are proven to help us deal with the day to day stresses and challenges of a busy life. There is now a growing body of scientific evidence, proving what many people have known intuitively about the healing power of Nature…   (Read more about the health benefits here)

“Taking time out in nature to be ourselves in a supportive community is often all we need to cope with the stresses and challenges in our busy lives.”

Using the combination of the natural world and their own personal life experience, a Natural Mindfulness Guide leads a small group of people on a walk/experience in nature to practice using their senses in order to connect with the natural world,  learn life lessons from nature, develop better sensory awareness, open up to intuitive insights and boost health and well-being.

“Natural Mindfulness is the perfect antidote for people who feel like they are currently living in a world that seems to be constantly telling them to be someone they are not.”

“Learning to be ourselves is the ultimate freedom – but to discover this place where the lives we live become beautiful expressions of our inner selves and our hopes and dreams is not always easy. This is why I created Natural Mindfulness walking

Natural Mindfulness Guides are…


PASSIONATE about nature connection and encouraging others to access the health benefits of walking mindfully in nature.

COMMITTED to protecting and sharing the beauty and diversity of the natural world and have a desire to help empower others to reconnect more fully with their natural self.

INTUITIVE people who sense deep down that there is an urgency right now. There is a nature awakening happening. Coaches, therapists, teachers, nature-based practitioners and anyone who feels connected with nature, are feeling this urgent need to share. Share their experiences, connection, skills and insights, to help others connect more deeply, with nature and their true nature, in beautiful, natural environments.

EVOLVING natural beings seeking ongoing development, support and information to enable them to set up, promote and guide their own successful Nature Connection walks, experiences, retreats and other offerings.

How to enrol on a programme?

1. Residential Guide Training Programmes


**Due to uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions only my online guide training programmes are currently available**

My 2 day residential guide training course at Hawkwood College in the beautiful Gloucestershire Cotswolds, will hopefully recommence in 2022. Please check back to this webpage for updates. .

**all 2020 residential courses postponed until 2022 due to uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions**

2. Online Guide Training Programmes

I launched the online guide training course in 2019 for people who are unable to visit the UK, or Gloucestershire, to train with me here in the beautiful Gloucestershire Cotswolds – FIND OUT MORE HERE

What previous participants say about the programme.

“I absolutely loved this course. The flexible method of delivery really suited me and the format really worked. It was simple, not overwhelming and empowering. I loved being in the online groups with like minded people across the globe and sharing the experiences in different terrain and encouraging each other. Was very touching at times. Thank you so much Ian for an exceptional experience and your energy. Love your “natural” approach to life and business. You truly have an embodied natural mindfulness practice. Highly recommended!” – Deborah UK

“I absolutely loved the opportunity to be able to participate. I was looking for something different and your program was a wonderful opportunity and something different than the forest bathing training offerings I have come across. I see your training as a genuine love for the forest and for folks to be able to experience and share that love with others. Thank You. – Ginifir USA

“I really enjoyed the course on many levels. It was interesting to see a Facebook group and FB video being used so constructively and loads of people joining in. But it was the essence of the course that really was most rewarding. Well structured, engaging, a really good step by step approach to increase confidence and autonomy every week. It’s given me the confidence to actually offer Natural Mindfulness as a service in due course. And it shows that not every useful and empowering training has to cost thousands of pounds! Thanks for not up-selling but rather offering ongoing support instead.” Monika – Scotland

For more details visit this link:  Online 21 DAY Natural Mindfulness GUIDE TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Natural Mindfulness Guiding  is a journey of self discovery not just for the people you guide, but also for yourself.

Natural Mindfulness Guiding is also a great addition to compliment other well-being and nature-based activities/businesses. If you are a teacher, coach, therapist, forest school leader, trainer, or someone who is interested in adding Nature Connection activities to your portfolio of services, please get in touch.

All my Natural Mindfulness guide training programmes are accredited with the International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance (IMMA)

To register your interest in joining the team and helping encourage more people connect on a deeper level with nature and our true nature, click here