We deliver a range of workshops and activities to promote a sense of belonging and connection with nature, ourselves and each other.

Nes Bear, Workshop Leader / Teacher

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Nes Bear is a Craftswoman and Yoga Teacher based in the South Lake District , North West England.

“I love working with my body and nature: Using my hands and muscles to hand-make and craft in the woods; Feeling my strength, resilience, softness in Yoga; Foraging for the most wonderful colours to dye with, or to eat, or to make fires with; Using peripheral vision and all my senses to find natural signs to navigate with in the mountains; Using all my senses to connect with nature and to feel a sense of belonging and peacefulness; and best of all, I enjoy teaching and working with others to explore and connect with ourselves, each other and this incredible landscape.

I teach in a way that is mindful and compassionate of people as well as the space we are working in. I am a lifelong learner, and love the way that working in nature, with my ever changing body & mind and hand making provides new experiences and new learning each time.”

Nes works to provide safe and encouraging spaces in classes and workshops for the diversity of ourselves: for laughter, for quietness; for stillness; for movement; for learning; for sharing; for time alone; for celebrating; for exploring; for curiosity; for connecting; for belonging.”

Nes also regularly works with schools, companies, voluntary and public sector organisations and teaches people of all ages and abilities woodland crafts, forest school, yoga and yogic mindfulness .

For more information please contact Nes.

For yoga and mindfulness weekly classes see Nes Bear Yoga website

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Nes Bear is a qualified Yoga Teacher, Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, Mountain Leader, Primary School Teacher with QTS, BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work, John Muir Award Leader, Relax and Renew® teacher and First Aider.

She has undertaken training in Somatic Trauma Therapy training with Babette Rothschild; Yogic Mindfulness with A.G. and Indra Mohan, Transforming Trauma for Young People and Children with Yoga and Mindfulness with Lucy Arnsby-Wilson, Chair Yoga for MS, COPD, Breathlessness and age related problems with Gill Ansty, Yoga, Food & Body Image Intensive Training with Chelsea Roff as well as Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training. In addition, Nes continues her Yoga Therapy training with Ganesh Mohan and is a Trainee Psychotherapist.

 
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Sam Barrett, Accounts & Admin

Sam is an engineer and has a great talent with numbers and writing concise reports. Spending much of his spare time mountain biking, hiking in the mountains and walking the dogs, he loves to be outdoors. Sam has also trained in timber framed building and loves building useful things with wood. Whenever possible Sam assists with workshops, thoroughly enjoying getting stuck into cooking on the fire and building structures. Sam has been practising yoga and mindfulness for over four years and is passionate about working to help others benefit from the peace and strength they cultivate. 


Our Mission

Our mission is to work with people of all ages, backgrounds and bodies to help develop connection with nature, each other and ourselves through play, storytelling, adventure, learning, creativity, exploration and so much more. 

How we work

We are passionate about being not for profit. We believe in paying staff a fair wage and then any left-overs are put into our projects with those that would otherwise not afford to participate as well as going into our pot to enable us to offer concessionary rates. If you are able to donate to this pot or know of funding available to help us provide invaluable experiences for disadvantaged groups please get in touch. 

Our principles

We strongly believe in causing as little impact on the environment as possible. We try to use natural and recyclable or reusable materials as much as possible as well as vegan and organic foods in our campfire cooking. This also means that people following various religious/ ethically motivated diets can also usually eat the food we offer.