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Forest Bathing Retreat – Celebrating Imbolc

Forest Bathing Retreat – Celebrating Imbolc

This immersive nature retreat celebrates Imbolc, the first sacred date in the Celtic calendar marking the emergence of Spring and new life. This is an opportunity for you to rest, reconnect and deepen your mindfulness practice within the nurturing environment of Slieve Gullion forest.

In today’s busy world there is a constant state of over stimulation and ‘techno-stress’.

This retreat is an opportunity to allow your mind and body to switch off and truly rest, supporting you to feel more grounded and centred.

Meditation Coach and Shinrin Yoku Practitioner, Ann Ward will facilitate a ‘forest bathing’ session, supporting you to slow down, disconnect from your busy life and to deepen your connection with nature through your senses. She will use gratitude, meditation and a number of creative invitations including a tea ceremony. The healing environment of the forest will help build your immune system, support cardiovascular health, promote sleep and stress reduction.

The experience includes a wholesome vegetarian lunch in Ann’s quirky 2nd world war Nissan hut in the neighbouring village of Meigh.  Here we will have time for creative reflection and complete the day with a gentle body scan.

Wear warm comfortable clothing with a few extra layers as we will be sitting still, waterproofs, walking boots, hat and gloves and water.  A small rucksack, pen and notepad

Bring a pillow, blanket and a yoga mat for your comfort for the body scan in the hut

For more details and to book contact Ann Ward  on [email protected]  or 07816835147. /

Cost: £45 per person.

Event Details

Forest Bathing Retreat – Celebrating Imbolc takes place on February 1, 2020.
It starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

Event Location

Meeting at the Tourist Information at Slieve Gullion Forest Park at 9am and then travelling to
‘the hut’ for refreshments etc 37A, ST. Moninna Park, Meigh BT35 8SLS
Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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