Mindfulness in Nature

Through Contemplative Awareness

Awake in the Wild Combines The Love of Nature
with Mindfulness Practice

The natural world is an incredible source of support and inspiration for many. Mindfulness in nature helps develop awareness and intimacy with the earth and all life forms around us. Amidst an increasing ecological crisis, AitW aims to inspire inner wisdom and a heart-opening love for our planet.

Contemplative Nature Events

Awake in the Wild (AitW) teachers offer a wide variety of contemplative, nature-based classes and courses, hosted both in-person and online. AitW events include everything from drop-in hour-long classes, multi-week courses, 1-3 day residential retreats, to hour-long meditations via Zoom.

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Daily Nature Meditation

An online community

Sit with our community of nature-loving meditators for these morning nature-based meditation sessions. This 45-minute guided meditation is led each weekday by AitW founder Mark Coleman or by a rotation of AitW trained guest teachers from around the world. This community sit is held online, freely offered, and open to all!

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Daily Nature Meditation

An online community

Sit with our community of nature-loving meditators for these morning nature-based meditation sessions. This 45-minute guided meditation is led each weekday by AitW founder Mark Coleman and on weekends by a rotation of AitW trained teachers from around the world. This community sit is held online, freely offered, and open to all!

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AitW Teacher Training

The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in contemplative nature practice, inspired by contemporary mindfulness practice, traditional Buddhist wisdom, and by Mark Coleman’s 2006 book Awake in the Wild. Mark has been leading wilderness retreats for mindful nature lovers across the Americas since 2003 and has trained and inspired 50+ AitW teachers from around the world.

Become a Teacher

AitW Teacher Training

The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in contemplative nature practice, inspired by contemporary mindfulness practice, traditional Buddhist wisdom, and by Mark Coleman’s 2006 book Awake in the Wild. Mark has been leading wilderness retreats for mindful nature lovers across the Americas since 2003 and has trained and inspired 50+ AitW teachers from around the world.

Become a Teacher

Being outdoors with a contemplative awareness, we can sense how we are held and nourished by the intricate web of life in every moment, with every breath. Intimacy with nature can teach us how to be at peace with ourselves, and in harmony with the world.”

 ~Mark Coleman