Wild Mindfulness Weekend


9 – 11 September 22


From 4120,- per person


Beginner to experienced

This weekend will suit both those new to mindfulness and experienced practitioners.

Group size

Minimum 4, maximum 8.

A note about fitness

We will be outside as much as possible, walking up to about 7km, sitting and lying on the ground. We can adapt the distance walked to the group.

Calm, clarity and relaxation

These are just some of the benefits of mindfulness, along with better concentration, greater enjoyment of life and improved relationship satisfaction. Join us for a weekend and discover mindfulness for yourself.
´Mindful´ is a term we seem to hear everywhere now. On these weekends we hope to demystify mindfulness. We will explore different mindfulness practices, how they can support you and how you can incorporate them into your daily life.

Why is this called ´Wild Mindfulness´?

Spending time in nature has been shown to have positive effects on our physical and mental health. Practising mindfulness outdoors can enrich our experience. The (weekend) programme introduces mindfulness practices indoors and outside, with the themes of slowing down and reconnecting with ourselves in nature.

A weekend programme of `Wild Mindfulness`

Friday - Arrival

Check in from 15h

19:00 Dinner is served

20:30 Introduction to the weekend and a settling practice

Slowing down, five senses practice and solo time in nature

8.00 Breakfast
9.30 Practice and check-in
10.30 Going out for the day – we aim to spend the day outside, taking a packed lunch.
16.00 – 16.30 return to the hotel
Free time
19.00 Dinner

Introduction to the body scan and mindfulness in daily life

8.00 Breakfast
9.30 Practice and check-in
10.30 Outside for the morning. Introduction to the body scan practice, practices for daily life. An opportunity to have questions answered.
Return to the hotel for lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch
Departure after lunch

The itinerary may change to reflect the needs of the group and/or to adapt to the weather conditions.

Your mindfulness teacher:

Joy O´Flanagan

Mindfulness teacher

Joy has been practising mindfulness for ten years and trained as a mindfulness teacher with The Mindfulness Association, UK.

Also an International Mountain Leader and nordic ski instructor, she has over ten years experience of leading groups in wild places. She is passionate about helping people to explore and express their potential and to develop their relationship with the natural world.

She has a BSC (Hons) in physiotherapy and holds MLTUK and BASI outdoor leadership and instructor awards. Joy loves playing in nature: on foot, in a boat and on skis. Her adventures have taken her to the Alps, North America, the Himalayas, the Karakorum and the Arctic.









An important point

While mindfulness can support good mental health this weekend is not therapy. It may not be suitable for those who have recently/are receiving treatment for mental health issues or who have recently experienced major life events such as bereavement or loss.


If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the course please contact Joy.

e: joy@venabu.no

What´s included
  • Mindfulness teaching in a kind, supportive environment
  • Learn mindfulness practices to support you in daily life
  • Two nights at our comfortable family run hotel
  • Breakfast, dinner, packed lunch on Saturday, lunch on Sunday
  • Tea and coffee freely available in our lounge

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What our guests say

“A piece of paradise”

“A piece of paradise, I wish I lived here. Thank you so much I will be back!!”

Beata (UK)

“This weekend is recommended!!”

“It was a very good experience to learn and practice mindfulness in nature.”

Lill (Norway)

“Definitely a great experience”

“Joy is knowledgable .. she created a calm and warm atmosphere”

Janne (Norway)

“Easily used in a .. busy everyday life “

“Combining mindfulness with nature gave being out in nature a new dimension”

Linda (Norway)