This special group retreat is the perfect chance for a digital detox and to spring clean your mind through nature immersion.
We will begin the day with some mindful eating and drinking practice with fresh fruit and organic rose & lime flower tea. Forest Therapy Practitioner Ann Ward will support you to reconnect with nature within the magical setting of Bluebell Lane Glamping. She will share a number of techniques and creative invitations to help you slow down, using your natural resources of the breath, body and senses. As your mind rests and your body relaxes, there is more space between your thoughts for creativity to be nurtured. The experience will exlpore the expressive arts through the gifts of meditation and nature.
The event will include a 3 course, seasonal, locally produced lunch. Spring Greens Soup with spinach, kale, celery and scallion & home- baked wheaten bread; a vegetarian salad with local goats cheese, walnuts with a beetroot and mint chutney. And for dessert, rhubarb tart served with cream, tea/coffee, including herbal teas. Recipes will be available to take home.
After lunch we will look at practical ways in which you can incorporate the practice of mindfulness and nature connection into your everyday life. We gently end the day with a relaxing body scan.
Notes for Visitors
The latest Tourism NI COVID-19 guidelines will be used to ensure your comfort and safety during this experience.
Please wear warm, comfortable clothing, hat, gloves and a few extra layers as we will be standing and sitting still, waterproofs (hopefully you wont need these!), walking boots/shoes. Also bring a small rucksack. Ann will provide small waterproof yoga mats and other materials to support your immersion. For the body scan please bring a blanket, pillow and yoga mat for your comfort.
This experience requires a minimum of 6 people.
Let us know of any health conditions, allergies or mobility issues and we will try our best to support you.
Ann will be in touch via email with further information when you book.
Ann Ward, founder of Xhale has a deep spiritual connection with nature.
She inherited her great love of the landscape from her mother, whose birthplace was on the volcanic mountain of Slieve Gullion, nestled in between a number of sacred sites.
Ann has practiced meditation for over 20 years. As a result she has created immersive, mindfulness experiences, courses and retreats using the gifts of meditation and nature.