Thank you for your interest in joining a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Walk
The Benefits of joining our walking community
When you join Cotswold Natural Mindfulness and choose to walk with us, you are joining a community of people who share your love of nature, your passion for life, your curiosity about the world, your place in it and the pursuit of positive growth.
People who have walked with us say they enjoy having an opportunity to:
- Access regular guided walks in the beautiful Cotswolds
- Experience the beauty of nature
- Walk with a Like-Minded, friendly Community
- Develop a healthier way of perceiving the world
- Learn about the healing power of nature
- Share empowering and insightful experiences
- Tap into the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health benefits from walking in nature (more details here)
- Still their mind, develop their senses, relax more and feel much more happy and content
- Improve their health & well-being
UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP – £10 per month
Unlimited Walking Membership entitles you to walk with us on any and all of our monthly guided walks. We currently have 4 guides in Gloucestershire, and a guide training programme for those who want to join our guiding team.
Walking mindfully in nature on a regular basis, with like-hearted, open-minded people has amazing health benefits:
Physical Wellbeing – It improves our physical fitness, gives us a good cardio vascular workout, improves flexibility, strengthens muscles, improves blood flow and energises the whole body.
Mental Wellbeing – Walking in nature mindfully is a great mood booster. At a time when we all seem to be busier, more distracted and experiencing unprecedented increases in mental ill-health, it is encouraging to discover that nature may have the antidote. Recent research shows that walking mindfully in nature regularly can reduces stress levels and helps us to release happy brain chemicals like Seratonin and Endorphins – How cool is that FREE therapy!
Visit The Healing Power of Nature to learn more about the findings.
Emotional Wellbeing – Being emersed in nature has a miraculous way of balancing our human emotions. There is something about being close to the “Natural Balance” found in forests, woodlands, by streams and lakes, in mountains, along the sea shore, around animals in the wild and walking in the countryside, that seems to connect and harmonise with our own nature and help bring us back to balance.
Spiritual Wellbeing – When I walk in nature and open up my senses to the beauty and aliveness around me, sometimes I experience, or fall into what I can only describe as a nourishing and awe inspiring, state of relaxed alertness, a kind of powerful spiritual experience. It’s as if all the layers of myself fall away and I am absorbed into my surroundings. I am both apart from and a part of the natural world. Many people describe a similar experience where they feel connected and part of something much bigger than day to day life.
If you like the idea of improving your health and exploring nature with us we’d love you to join us.
PAY AS YOU GO MEMBERSHIP
If you are not able to walk with us on a regular basis, you are welcome to join any of our Natural Mindfulness walks on a pay as you go basis. PAY AS YOU GO Membership for 2018 is currently £5 per walk payable on the day
Our guides invite new walkers to try out the first walk free of charge. So you can experience the benefits for yourself.
FREE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP
If you are not able to join us on our walks but would still like to be connected to what we and other Nature Connection guides are doing join our new Nature Connection World Directory coming soon….
We are also on Facebook and have an active group you are welcome to join at this link – Click to Join Our Facebook Group