Ian Banyard

Join author and nature connection guide Ian Banyard for an engaging, informative and insightful introduction to the healing power of nature connection. Find out how a more nature-based form of mindfulness practice can boost our health, improve clarity of mind, relax the body and create a deeper connection. The wide-ranging benefits of nature have led to an increase in nature-based therapies including Forest Bathing, Shinrin-yoku, Forest Therapy, Natural Mindfulness and many others. Science is proving what indigenous people, and many of us, instinctively and intuitively know: nature is good for the body, mind and spirit. New research shows how exposure to natural places can reduce stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression. There is also evidence that reveals how trees can boost our immune systems, and positively affect our mood. Ian will also introduce a beautiful and insightful new documentary film, India’s Healing Forests, by film maker Nitin Das.  You will learn some Natural Mindfulness exercises you can introduce on your next walk in nature and easily share with family, friends and others. There will also be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of ‘Natural Mindfulness – Your Personal Guide To The Healing Power Of Nature Connection’ at a special event price, and find out more about Ian’s walks, retreats and nature-connection guide trainings.

Ian Banyard has been guiding Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walks since 2014. He has trained others to guide their own nature connection walks both here in the UK and abroad. Ian is a founding member of the International Forest Therapy Association, established in Finland in 2018. He is the author of a new Natural Mindfulness guide book promoting the healing power of nature connection. In January 2019 Ian launched Nature Connection World, the first online community linking those who provide nature-based activities with those looking for a deeper connection. 

A 10% discount is available on this event for students. Please book via telephone on 01242 254321 or in person, and provide proof of entitlement when attending.