The Benefits of Mindful Rewilding

There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness in nature training for our physical and mental health. The positive impact of being in the natural environment is incredible.

It includes:

  • Increased wellbeing
  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Improved resilience
  • Experiencing more vitality
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Improved focus
  • More Creativity
  • Increased focus
  • Feeling more connected
  • Better sleep
  • Improved relationships with others

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About Us

Gill Thackray, Koru founder, is a performance psychologist, author and lecturer. As well as writing over 8 books, her work has been featured in several international media outlets including The Guardian, Success Magazine, Woman and Home and Glamour magazine. Her books have been translated into several languages and she has been interviewed by international broadcasters on her areas of expertise.

She has lived and worked in Tibet, China, Thailand & India studying wisdom traditions with teachers of the sacred spiritual pathways of the Q’ero, Toltec and Tibetan shaman. She was apprenticed to Don Miguel Ruiz (author of the Four Agreements) in the Toltec tradition, she is also a Master Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner with the Four Winds.

She is currently conducting PhD research into indigenous wisdom traditions and ecopsychology (Integrated Transpersonal Psychology).

An experienced lecturer and teacher, holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Cardiff University, Gill is a member of the British Neuroscience Association. She is also a mindfulness teacher (MSc Aberdeen University) and a qigong and Shibashi teacher in the Dragon’s Gate Lineage. She lives in the UK Lake District. She is lead facilitator and heads up Mindful Rewilding's Mindfulness in Nature teaching faculty.

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What Makes Our Mindfulness in Nature Training Courses Different?

We're committed to collaboration & connection. We care about the world we live in, people, and the planet. For us, that's non negotiable, from our rigorous mindfulness credentials, to our extensive academic research and real world experience living in remote parts of the globe.

Don Francisco and Don Porfirio Sequieros Chino Pinares Inca shaman of the Q’ero tradition and Gill

At Mindful Rewilding we’re committed to lifelong learning and living what we teach. We are qualified, UK BAMBA registered mindfulness teachers adhering to the Good Practice Guidelines. Our head of faculty holds an MSc in Mindfulness Studies from Aberdeen University specialising in Mindfulness and leadership resilience. In addition she is conducting PhD research in ancient wisdom traditions & ecopsychology. She is also an International Mindfulness Teaching Association (IMTA) Professionally Certified Mindfulness Teacher adhering to international professional standards. Gill is a Qigong and Shibashi teacher in the Dragon’s Gate Lineage.

Our Commitment to Cultural Sensitivity

At Mindful Rewilding we are committed to walking a path of integrity, collaboration & connection. That means working in a reciprocal way that deeply respects other cultures. We only work with wisdom practices that we have received extensive training and certification in. Moreover, we have been given permission to transmit the ancient wisdom practices that we work with.
We believe in the sacred indigenosity innate in all of us. Balance, sacred connection and deep spiritual learning is our birthright. Mutual sharing, understanding and raising our collective global consciousness is at the heart of everything that we do. We honour and acknowledge the work of those who have gone before us. We strive to honour all traditions without cultural appropriation. We invite you to contact us if you have concerns about any of the work that we do.

Who we've worked with

We contribute to international publications on wellbeing, psychology and ecopsychology. Our writing has been published in: The Guardian, Indie Shaman, Stylist Magazine, Ultra Fit and Success Magazine. We have worked with thousands of clients including...

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