29 April – 2 May 2023         4 – 7 November 2023

 

Rewilding the Mind Flyer

2023 Rewilding the Mind Booking Form

 

Join Claire Thompson, a well-being practitioner and author, and Jonathan Stacey, a local ecologist, in an exploration of self and nature at the Trigonos Retreat Centre in Snowdonia.

 

Retreat

These retreats will be held in the wild woodlands and mountains of Eryri and will take you on both inner and outer journeys by exploring the inner quiet that allows us to perceive and appreciate the natural world more fully.

Through mindfulness practice, discussion and walks through the spectacular Dyffryn Nantlle landscape, you will explore the concept of rewilding the environment and the self as an approach to conserving and healing the natural world. You will cultivate a more direct experience with Nature.

While not completely a silent retreat we will be dedicating ourselves to silence both in meditation and in developing a mindful presence in the wild.

 Activities

  • Discussions
  • Guided meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Personal reflection
  • Walks

Experiences

  • Have stimulating discussions with like-mind people
  • Explore the issues threatening the natural world
  • Recognise ways you can support wildlife
  • Rediscover yourself by slowing down and truly listening
  • Enjoy homemade and nourishing vegetarian cooking

 

Mindfulness and Rewilding and are both topics that are receiving much attention and interest in these ever-more complicated and confusing modern times. This three-day retreat will give participants an opportunity to reconnect with themselves and with the natural world in the spectacular yet comfortable surroundings of Trigonos, North Wales.

Contemporary interest in conservation in Britain, in Europe and beyond is being rejuvenated through the concept of “rewilding”. What can this mean, both for the countryside and to the people living within it? We will further explore – through mindfulness practice, discussion and through walks in the spectacular Dyffryn Nantlle – the concept of ReWilding the environment and the self as an approach to conserving and healing the natural world, as well as cultivating a more direct experience with Nature.

 

Participants

Open to all adults (individuals, couples, and friends) who are looking for peace and reconnection. You will meet like-minded people in a group of no more than eight. Newcomers warmly welcome.

 

Venue

Nestled in eighteen acres of beautiful natural Welsh landscape, Trigonos will be your base. With a good selection of comfortable bedrooms, homely communal areas and nourishing vegetarian food it won’t take you long to feel at home. As a Trigonos guest, you will have full access to the gardens, meadows, woodlands, river, and lake, and well as exclusive use of Goewin or Modron, two wonderful indoor spaces.

 

Facilitators

Claire Thompson is a well-being coordinator at Cambridge University and the author of Mindfulness and the Natural World and The Art of Mindful Birdwatching. Claire has been running her own Mindfulness in Nature retreats (https://mindfulness-of-nature.com) in Britain and Austria for many years.

Jonathan Stacey is an international ecologist, specialising in biodiversity conservation and ecotourism.  Having experienced many types of true wilderness, Jonathan, who now lives in Gwynedd, brings both an international and local perspective to the retreat.

 

Cost

Prices are per person per retreat and located on the booking form. A deposit will be required to secure your booking. For partners or friends who will not be participating in the retreat, a reduction to the retreat prices will be applied.

 

Booking

To make a booking please complete the appropriate booking form at the top of this page and return to Trigonos.

 

For more information and to book please contact Linda Taylor at [email protected]