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UPDATE: This retreat is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Jen at jen@awakeinthewild.com and let her know which retreat you are interested in.

with Lori Schwanbeck and Mark Coleman

In this contemplative half day in Mill Valley, CA, we will open to the joy, beauty and tranquility of the natural world. We will utilize various sensory awareness practices, and mindfulness based meditations to support us being present and awake to our direct experience and to the wonder and mystery of nature. This time will be one of deep nourishment, regeneration and connection.

We will learn from nature’s perennial wisdom that teaches us about change, inter-dependence, letting go and countless other things. We will explore the interconnection between our inner and outer landscape, and how nature touches and evokes beautiful qualities of peace, wonder and love. Through the time there will be mini-talks, guided meditations and group exercises. The time will be held in spacious silence.

No previous meditation experience necessary. All levels of practitioners are welcome.



Partial scholarships available for those who need financial assistance. To qualify, please write a 2-3 sentence statement about your financial situation and how much of a scholarship you would need. Then send both to Jen at jen@awakeinthewild.com.


Date and Time

Friday, May 27, 2022  from 1 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time


Logistical Details

This retreat will be held in the redwoods of Mill Valley, CA. Meet-up location details will be sent to participants a week before the event. We will either start near a bathroom or pass one en-route! And/or end near one. There will be walking during this retreat, so you should be able to walk 2-3 miles unassisted.

The location may change depending on weather conditions.

Limited to 20 participants.

Due to the pandemic, all participants will be required to either be vaccinated or to wear masks and social distance during this retreat.


Our Leaders

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman is a Buddhist meditation teacher who has been teaching insight meditation for 20 years. He is author of Awake in the Wild, From Suffering to Peace, and Make Peace with Your Mind, and leads nature-based meditation retreats and mindfulness teacher trainings in the U.S. and Europe.


Lori SchwanbeckLori Schwanbeck

Lori Schwanbeck weaves her passion for nature into her work as a mindfulness teacher, retreat leader, and Hakomi certified psychotherapist. She is a senior teacher and program developer with the Google-born program “Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute”, where she teaches mindfulness-based emotional intelligence programs internationally. Her current project is called “Re-wilding our Feminine Nature” where she integrates embodied, relational, and presence-based practices to rekindle vitality, joy, and awe through immersion in nature.


Cancellations and Refunds

$45 of your deposit is non-refundable, no exceptions. If you find that you cannot attend the workshop, let us know as soon as possible. There will be no refunds for cancellations made within 72 hours of the retreat.

If you find that you have been exposed to Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 within 2 weeks of this retreat, we do ask that you do not attend.

By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to these terms.



UPDATE: This retreat is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Jen at jen@awakeinthewild.com and let her know which retreat you are interested in.



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