Nature Connection workshop

Spend the afternoon with one of our tutors exploring the grounds and reconnecting with the natural world.


2 – 4.30pm Friday 7 June 2024


Dr Rachel Sweeney


Schumacher College, South Devon


Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes


Unless otherwise stated, our Short Courses are for adults 18+ years


About this Workshop

Reconnect with the natural world and develop a keener sense of your place in the intricate web of life.

This open session will involve a relaxed full-body experience, with fun and accessible nature connection exercises in the College gardens and surrounding areas. The workshop draws on the holistic ethos of Schumacher College, integrating our head, heart and hands in order to gain a refreshed sense of vitality as well as deeper environmental insights and ecological awareness.  

what to bring

A water bottle, comfortable clothing and suitable shoes for walking outside and through woodland.


Rachel Sweeney

Dr Rachel Sweeney

Rachel is a practicing movement artist specialising in transdisciplinary approaches to decolonizing body-place relationships, engaging creatively and imaginatively with cultural heritage and sustainability discourses.
Rachel is currently Programme Lead for the MA in Movement Mind and Ecology at Schumacher College and is graduate of the BA Theatre Degree at the former Dartington College of Arts. Read More


Our courses are part of the wider Learning programme at Dartington, and you will join a community of students on site studying at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School as well as other short course participants, volunteers and visitors.

While you are here we invite you to take part in our learning community life by attending morning meetings, taking part in activities such as meal preparation and clearing, and evening social events. This is entirely voluntary, but participants tell us that taking part adds to their experience at Dartington.

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Book now

Begin your online booking below. You will receive an e-ticket for this event. You are welcome to email us at or call us at 01803 847008 with any queries you have. Full Short Course T&Cs can be found here >

If you place a deposit, you will be contacted by us four weeks before the course start date to pay the outstanding balance. You will also be contacted with full details about the course before you arrive.

Please note that in most cases bookings for all our Short Courses close at midday on the Thursday before the course begins. This enables us to give you the best possible course experience and ensures all bookers receive the relevant course materials before they arrive.

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