Hilltop with views, Peak District
Slow down, breathe out and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings of the Peak District. A weekend that combines the practice of mindfulness with the natural release that wild places offer us. Aimed at both those who are new to mindfulness and those with some experience of mindfulness.
The Peak District National Park provides the perfect backdrop for this weekend of mindfulness in the great outdoors. Both the location, a converted farm high above Ladybower Reservoir, and the mindful focus of the weekend, provide the ideal way of stepping out of the busyness of everyday life and experiencing the nuances of the natural world at a slower pace.
The weekend will be led by an experienced mindfulness coach and will begin on Friday evening with a welcome and an introduction to mindfulness and its benefits for wellbeing. On the first full day we will use the farm and its surroundings to practice some mindful movement, walking and sitting. There will be a chance to explore local reservoirs. After dinner a campfire (weather permitting) will provide the opportunity to share experiences and a mindful marshmallow or two!
On the second day we’ll head out for a hike into the surrounding hills and valleys, with an opportunity to weave in mindful practices to fully appreciate views of the atmospheric gritstone edges and spectacular rock formations nearby such as the Alport Castles.
Both beginners and those with some experience of Mindfulness are welcome; early morning meditation and mindful movement sessions (similar to Tai Chi) are offered but are very much optional. It’s all about stopping, reconnecting and recharging, maybe even exploring how we each engage with this wild life of ours.
We’ll be staying in beautiful isolation in the heart of the National Park (our nearest neighbour is a mile away). Our converted 18th Century farm has great facilities, with plenty of space to relax both inside and outside. If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals. What we all share is a love for adventure. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome.
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