Mindfulness of Nature

Workshops & retreats abroad

Upcoming 2019 workshops, holidays and retreats abroad include:


8th -15th June 2019 – Mindfulness in Nature Holiday

This one-week holiday, hosted by MoaAlm – Wearactive Austria – includes a ‘mindfulness in nature’ course, daily yoga sessions and stunning hikes surrounded by wild mountain landscapes. For more details about the holiday and bookings, visit Wearactive Austria’s page here or contact me directly. You can also read my blog post about my 2016 Mindfulness in Nature holiday at MoaAlm.

CHILE (Huerquehue National Park) Nov-December 2019 (Exact dates TBC)

Being mindful of life is the secret to happiness and peace. It’s also vital if we are to develop a sustainable, kinder world. There are few better places on Earth than this land of ancient Araucaria forests, lagoons and snow-capped volcanoes to experience wilderness.
This 8 day retreat will inspire you to enjoy, explore and share what it feels like to be alive, part of the natural world. Each day will introduce different aspects of our relationship with nature and the wilderness up in the ancient Araucaria forests.

There will also be plenty of free time for you to explore and enjoy the surroundings at your leisure – or just relax and read a book surrounded by the sounds of nature.

The retreat will be hosted at the beautiful Refugio Tinquilco, 37 kms from Pucón. Surrounded by Huerquehue National Park, this 2-story lodge (with its own forest sauna to relax in after a long hike!) opened in January 1998, a dream made reality by Patricio Lanfranco, host, chef and a film/TV producer/director.

Patricio sees Refugio Tinquilco as a place for people to experience and share some of Chile’s remaining wilderness – to inspire its continued protection. It’s a gathering place and a sharing place. He also aims to raise awareness of and fuel a passion for Chile’s few remaining wildernesses, in order to encourage their protection. Patricio is a fascinating host and storyteller – a wonderful guy to chat to for hours over a bottle of his best wine! His homecooked food is also delicious!

On a personal note from Claire…

“I first visited Huerquehue National Park 10 years ago and my life-changing experiences in the Chilean Lake District inspired my first book Mindfulness and the Natural World – as well as my career in international conservation. During this retreat at Refugio Tinquilco, I aim to inspire participants to fall in love with the sacred beauty of the Araucaria forests of the Chilean Lake District in Huerquehue – which genuinely remains my favourite wild place in the world! It has always been my dream to bring people here to experience the real, tangible magic of these fairytale forests…Claire x”


If you’d like to register interest at this stage – then please drop me an e-mail: clairethompson@mindfulness-of-nature.com