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Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

Awake in the Wild Teacher Training

Led by Mark Coleman and Lori Schwanbeck

The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is an apprenticeship training in guiding contemplative nature practice, inspired by wisdom teachings from the Buddhist tradition, by Mark’s book Awake in the Wild (AITW) and by the wilderness retreats led by Mark and Lori for more than two decades across the Americas.

The Awake in the Wild Teacher Training is for people who care deeply about the earth, who have a strong Dharma / meditation practice and who take that contemplative presence into the outdoors. Equally important, it is for those who feel called to take people deep into nature with a spirit of reverence and contemplation.

The 2024-2025 training program will be held in North America.

Mark offers one-on-one online mentoring, coaching, and meditation guidance. Reach out to him with the link below to start a conversation on what may be possible for you.

Awake in the wild 4-Month Nature Meditation Program

is an in-person course held in Marin, CA that explores accessible and powerful meditation practices in the beauty of nature.

is 6-week course designed to guide you through meditation practices that will nurture your awe of and connection with nature while fortifying you with resilience during life’s trying times.

is a weekend retreat—held on the beautiful Big Sur coast—taught by Mark Coleman and Lori Schwanbeck for those looking to feel enlivened by nature and revitalize your senses and heart.

Upcoming Nature / Online Practices

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation Released as Print Book on Amazon

A Field Guide to Nature Meditation: Available in Print, Audio & Kindle

“From the simplest feeling of a gentle breeze to the great mysteries of life and death, Mark Coleman guides us into an ever-deepening appreciation and understanding of the world around us. A jewel of a book, and highly recommended.”
—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening