Mindfulness in Nature

Through Contemplative Awareness

The Nature Summit

A special free online summit being held from May 11 to 17 will bring together over 30 speakers for an important conversation about nature and our planet. Learn and implement powerful, practical tools and practices to deepen your relationship with the natural world and experience its healing, nourishing powers.

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The Nature Summit

A special free online summit being held from May 11 to 17 will bring together over 30 speakers for an important conversation about nature and our planet. Learn and implement powerful, practical tools and practices to deepen your relationship with the natural world and experience its healing, nourishing powers.

Learn More

AitW Pairs Love of the Outdoors with Contemplative Practice

The natural world is an incredible source of support and inspiration. Meditation in nature can help us to connect more deeply to our environment, to each other, and to ourselves. Amidst an increasing ecological crisis, AitW aims to inspire spiritual awakening and love for our planet.

Contemplative Nature Events

Our AitW teachers offer a wide variety of contemplative, nature-based classes and courses, hosted both online and in-person. Previous AitW events have included everything from hour-long meditations via Zoom, to 3-day and weeklong retreats.

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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 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 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