We know that spending time in beautiful green spaces is good for our mental and physical well-being but there are things we can do to make the most of this precious time and spread the effects into the rest of our lives.

This year I’m running a series of two hour workshops to introduce techniques for mindfully engaging with the environment. Each is held ‘on the hoof’ in the botanics after closing time and is suitable for absolute beginners or people with some experience of meditation. The workshops are designed to be free-standing but with the intention that some people may like to do them multiple times.

Roger Hyam_2013-05-21-1Although I trained as a botanist and currently focus on digital information at the Botanics for the last twenty years I have been a mindfulness meditation practitioner. I have a postgraduate certificate in secular mindfulness based techniques from Bangor University and have been ordained as a lay member of the Order of Interbeing – the order founded by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

The workshops will run on Tuesdays between 6pm and 8pm on 12th & 26th April, 10th & 24th May 2016 and cost £15.

If you are interested you can book through the Education office on 0131 248 2937. If you would like more information please drop me an email. You can download a Two Feet, One Mind flier if you would like to share this with friends.