Unwind in The Woods: A Day of Wood Carving and Meditation

£75.00

Combining meditation and an introduction to basic whittling techniques, this workshop will give you the time and space to get away from a hectic everyday life and connect with nature. In the morning, you will immerse yourself in learning the skill of whittling and carve your own spatula to take home with you.  Following a warming campfire cooked lunch, you will visit one of our yurts for a meditation session incorporating woodland folklore.

 

 

£75.00 Location : Hampshire

Combining meditation and an introduction to basic whittling techniques, this workshop will give you the time and space to get away from a hectic everyday life and connect with nature. In the morning, you will immerse yourself in learning the skill of whittling and carve your own spatula to take home with you.  Following a warming campfire cooked lunch, you will visit one of our yurts for a meditation session incorporating woodland folklore.    

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Course Details :-
  • In-Person Course
  • November 05, 2022 - November 05, 2022
  • Day course

In the morning, you will immerse yourself in learning the skill of whittling and carve your own spatula to take home with you.  Following a warming campfire cooked lunch, you will visit one of our yurts for a meditation session incorporating woodland folklore. The afternoon will begin with a story based on the Mythology of the British Isles, which will work as an aid for meditation as well as creating an ideal atmosphere to explore our inner worlds.  Gentle meditation will help create a peaceful place within and awaken vital energy within you that will aid well-being by connecting with earth energies. This will be followed by a healing cup of herbal tea and contemplative exercises to nurture our inner worlds. We will look at how we can work more closely with nature in meditation, discovering how wild animals and trees can aid us in that learning. ​ The day is designed to leave you with a feeling of peace and calm, that whittling and time spent in nature can bring. THE COURSE WILL COVER Skills to use a knife safely for whittling and knowledge about green woodwork Confidence to carve your own spatula Experience of the de-stressing ability of the forest and a day of ‘digital detox’ Nature-based storytelling to aid meditation Nature-based meditation practices​ based on the traditions of the land Healing cup of herbal tea and contemplative exercises Connect with the healing knowledge of wild animals and plants THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR The course is designed for anyone wishing to unwind from the stress of modern life and reconnect with the natural environment. No previous whittling experience is needed, but some manual dexterity and strength is required. WHAT TO BRING/WEAR Suitable clothing for being outdoors in the woods - warm layers and waterproofs. Sturdy footwear A comfortable folding camping chair to use for the meditation/storytelling session in the yurt.  You are welcome to bring a cushion for your own comfort. A blanket ABOUT THE TUTOR ​Jonathon Huet is a woodsman, naturalist and bushcraft instructor.  He has extensive experience of running green woodwork and woodland meditation courses and of working with a range of people for a variety of reasons. Jonathon is also a specialist in tree and plant folklore and has worked for over twenty years teaching bushcraft skills and specialising in a knowledge of the British flora, environmental storytelling and Celtic folklore. ​ ​www.walkwithtrees.com

What's included in the price

Tuition, materials, hot drinks and biscuits and a campfire soup served with bread.

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