Mindul Outdoor Experience at Mullaghmeen Forest

Adopt the pace of nature – her secret of patience” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mindfulness Outdoors Experiences


I am really looking forward to meeting soon for our Mindfulness Outdoors Experience together. 

As a certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, I will be inviting you to join in a specific sequence of guided mindfulness practises that are designed to increase our awareness and connection with each other and the natural world of which we are a part.  There will be times of quiet and times of shared mindful listening and sharing. Each session includes 

  • orienting to the story of the physical environment 
  • moving gently to warm up the body
  • breathing and grounding activities
  • mindful walking
  • nature-based meditations
  • share circles with tea and stories of our experiences being in nature

Spring Saunter

Place: Mullaghmeen Forest, Co. Westmeath

Date: Sunday 11th February 2024

Time: 10am – 1pm

Arriving & Preparing

Meeting Point

At Mullaghmeen Forest Car Park. Listed on Google Maps, follow the road into the large car park area.  We’ll meet at the table near the starting point to the main trails.

We’re aiming to meet at 10am to begin our time in this vast forest together. Please call me if you get delayed on the way – 087 6816635

We will return to the carpark by 1pm.

*Please note there are no public toilets at the site.  Nearest facilities are closer to Oldcastle and Castlepollard*

What to bring

Alongside our open minds, warm hearts and spirits of adventure, as we adventure into connection with the aliveness of our more-than-human world of nature, please bring any personal items you need to be comfortable and safe.

Most important, with our changeable weather patterns, bring what you need to stay warm and dry, for as long as possible.

If you are unsure, I have created a suggested list of items to bring with you for this session.  If you have any questions, please get in touch.

As we will be walking outdoors for 2.5 – 3 hours, walking 2-3km at a slow pace and pausing from time to time, so it is important that we dress appropriately in clothing that protects us and that helps us to stay as warm as possible:  

  • Dressing with layers (remember it is easier to cool down than to warm up)
  • Warm rainproof jacket
  • Hat, Gloves & Scarf as appropriate. 
  • Long-trousers/ Waterproof 
  • Sturdy shoes/boots (waterproof) and with good ankle support for uneven ground
  • Any drinks you need. I’ll share some forest tea with you on the trail
  • I will also have sit mat/seat pad for sitting but also feel free to bring your own if you prefer. 

You might also choose to bring along any personal items that you need for the duration of our time together, in a waterproof daypack. For example: 

  • Personal medicine or snacks
  • Water
  • Extra layer / socks
  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Sun Protection
  • Tissues

A note on Devices

If you can at all, we recommend that you allow yourself this time to be device-free. I will have a phone for GPS and emergency calls. In the forest, coverage is often variable so nature is mirroring this invitation too!! You will be invited to switch off or put your phone on silent at the start of the walk. There may be a particular reason for needing access to your phone to be comfortable and that is ok too. If you need to take a call or check a message, we ask that you do this discreetly as phone-checking is contagious!

It may also be tempting to use our phones for taking photographs. Again, the advice is to let go of this habit too as it can disconnect us from our present moment experience. Instead trust that you will be taking photos in your heart, mind and body. We may agree to take a photograph to mark the event when we have completed our session. 

There may be other items not listed here that you think are important to bring, please feel free to do so and to ask me any questions if you are not sure. 

Please click the button below and complete the registration form in advance so that I have the required safety information for our time together.

Registration & Waiver Form Completion

What Clients Have to Say

We arrived to the woods as a busy working group. Sheena invited us to be present with ourselves and with the wonder of the world around us in a way that surprised us all. She guided us with grace and wisdom. Being present together in this way was both nourishing individually and supportive as a team.


Thank you Sheena for guiding us through the woods in such a deeply connected way. I loved the sauntering pace that allowed space to notice the woodland around and the invite to engage in our senses. I felt calm yet energized after spending the morning at your group. Can't wait until the next one!


After some settling in time, the pace was welcome to enjoy the surroundings - that I have visited many times - in new and curious ways. Leaving inspired to make more time to be for balance in life and to approach future outdoor time in fresh and open ways.


Thank you so much Sheena for a wonderful morning - really enjoyed it and will certainly take plenty away from it and use in our walks in the forest.


A total treat; a wonderful morning of NOURISHMENT!


Nature as Mirror

At this time of year we leave the darkness of winter and move into the light of springtime. A good time to move slowly into our new beginnings, just like the buds and blooms.  Today we take a pause in the midst of our full lives to ground ourselves in the present moment and connect to the seasonal shift of perspective.  What seeds are we nourishing for the year ahead?