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The Eco Retreat

Nature-Based Mindfulness Connection to Place 

3 Part Course in collaboration with

The Eco Retreat  

Discover the beauty, wellbeing and wonder of mindfulness, ancestral wisdom, and heartfelt connection in our Nature-Based Mindfulness & Connection to Place - 3 Week Online Course. 

With nature and Marion in collaboration with The Eco Retreat as your guide, explore patterns and stories that reveal your authentic vision, a deeper connection to who you are and discover a profound sense of belonging and rootedness to place. Registration via The Eco Retreat website.

belonging to place: nature based mindfulness course


3 Week Course




via Zoom



Are you seeking a profound connection to the natural world and a deeper understanding of your own place within it? Are you yearning for mindfulness, self-discovery, playfulness and a sense of belonging that resonates with your soul? If so, our three-part course is your gateway to reclaiming your creative connection with the natural world.

Join us in slowing down to connect more deeply with ourselves, each other and the places we live, work and inhabit. As we journey together across the 3 weeks, explore stories from the past that have shaped you and how the present in influencing who you will become. Discover how to craft meaning, grow deeper roots and find belonging in your place.

Connection to Place: Nature-Based Mindfulness Course Outline

Week 1: 

Inner and Outer Nature - Embodying Nature Connection

Minds change bodies, and bodies change minds and all this happens in the wider context of natural ecosystems. Learn about the connection between thoughts, emotions, somatic awareness and behavioural habits. Practice mindfulness attitudes, open up your identity to the elemental world and re-discover inter-being and animism. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world, open your senses, ground yourself in the present moment, and forge a profound relationship with the elements that shape your environment. Discover the joy of shifting out of habitual thinking to embrace instinctive knowledge and awareness. Find your own sacred sit spot in nature and watch as it transforms your relationship with life. 


Week 2: 

Unearthing Your Creative Self - Stories, Ancestry, and Visions of Deep Time.

Reconnect with the stories that shaped your childhood, and unveil the rich tapestry of your family of origin. Creatively journey into the past to map your story to ancestral land, gaining profound insights into your roots. Explore the natural elements that have influenced your life and envision your future self, purpose, and place. Create your own spirit house and practice a nature ritual and continue to allow your story to be uncovered through daily habit.


Week 3:

Rooted in Belonging - Caring for Country and Protecting What We Love

Deepen your connection to the local environment by understanding it's first nations people and history, geography and communities. As we become intimate with nature and open our heart we discover how much we care. Reflect on the difficult emotions we feel as parts of nature are harmed as a result of the climate crisis. Actively transform feelings of despair into movement to care and protect mother nature. Learn about sustainable living activities in your local community. Explore mindful gardening for biodiversity, movement, wilderness adventures and walking that will sustain your nature connection and give you a renewed sense of purpose.

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Testimonials from Course Participants 2023
"Marion is an inspiring and knowledgeable educator and leader. Her insight and grounded presence make her courses a valuable learning experience. I highly recommend working with Marion! "
"I very much enjoyed the connection to place course. Marion shared such interesting insights and exercises that really helped me to deepen my relationship with the nature around me and surprisingly it also deepened my connection to myself. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you Marion!"

Why Choose Our Nature Therapy Course?

  • Transformation: Discover a profound sense of belonging, mindfulness, and wonder that can change your life.

  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced and passionate Mindfulness teacher and Ecotherapist Marion Miller will lead you on this inspiring journey, providing guidance, support, and a wealth of knowledge.

  • Community: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for nature, self-discovery, and sustainable living.

  • Practical Skills: Gain practical skills to nurture your connection to the natural world and your own sense of wellbeing and place.

  • Personal Growth: Unearth your true self, explore your ancestral roots, and craft a vision for a more purposeful future.


Ready to Begin Your Journey? Don't miss this opportunity to embark on an exploration in belonging to place. Register now for our Nature-Based Mindfulness & Connection to Place Course and unlock the wonders of mindfulness, self-discovery, and a deep sense of connection and rootedness to your environment. 

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