A free, outdoor workshop inviting participants to reconnect with nature, refuel creativity, and restore wellness.
This forest-based workshop, guided by artist and facilitator Rachel Barker of Rise and Wild, encourages you to take some time away from your screens and reconnect or deepen your relationship with our natural environment. It’s an opportunity to reveal your own nature through the practice of mindfulness, meet other people and benefit from spending an afternoon in the peacefulness of the forest.
Join us for an afternoon at Delamere Forest for a mindful walk using framing techniques as well as photography, as a medium to slow down and tune into the wild world around, beneath, above and within you. Our event is open to all and would be especially helpful for landscape or nature photographers who would like to deepen their knowledge about the forest and how to reconnect with it. Our aim is for you to come away with practices you can use day-to-day, feeling refreshed and inspired to deepen your relationship with your work and the natural environment.
All the practices we will share are invitational and no experience is required. This workshop is in partnership with Forestry England.
Rachel lives in a little, rural village on the boundary of the Peak District, after years of living in northern cities and suburbs. She trained as a nature and health facilitator whilst working for the Wildlife Trusts and after 10 years practicing yoga, studied yoga and mindfulness on an 18-month teacher training programme, to deepen her understanding and experience the ways we can integrate age-old teachings into modern-day living. In 2020, Rachel founded Rise and Wild as a way to bring together her work guiding outdoor, nature-based wellbeing programmes, mindfulness interventions, rewilding and crafting workshops, wellness walks and yoga classes and works in collaboration with charities, local groups and organisations including Redeye, the Woodland Trust, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Green Angels and The Conservation Volunteers. The heart of her work seeks the wisdom of earthly living, connection, communication, conservation, and a belief that we are meant to feel well in life.
Tuesday 29 November
1pm - 3:30pm.
Tickets are limited, please register in advance to receive your free ticket to our workshop.
Who is it for?
This event is free and open to all, particularly if you enjoy the outdoors and exploring the forest. You will be asked to make an account with Redeye to register but you don't need to be a Redeye member.
What to bring?
Rain or shine, we will be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Please dress for the weather with plenty of layers to stay warm and dry (bring a waterproof jacket even if it isn’t raining!) and wear shoes suitable for walking or ones you don't mind getting dirty!
No special equipment is needed, you may bring your own camera of any sort (35mm, digital, phone camera, etc). We ask that you do not bring your dog with you for our workshop, thank you.
You might want to also bring a flask of something warm to drink and some lunch to eat before our workshop starts.
If you want to have a chat, ask any questions, or to talk about access requirements and ways we may be able to support you to attend, please get in touch.
The number of tickets are limited, please register below for free by 5pm on Monday 28th November 2022 to receive your ticket to the event. At the time of booking, there is the chance to make a donation - all donations help Redeye provide more events and support for photographers.
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