We hope you are well, and would like to thank all of our customers for your patience during this difficult time. We are happy to say that we are making careful plans to resume courses after mid July. This is based on the latest Government guidance, and obviously under constant review.
If you have missed a course during lockdown we would encourage you to re-book. If you can't find a date that works for you, let us know and we will try to help. Six months have been added to the expiry dates of all current gift vouchers.
We have been awarded the "Good to Go" Industry Standard mark, which means our business has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
I hope this finds you well. We are looking forward to getting courses back up and running when restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your patience, and a huge thank you to customers who have bought gift vouchers during this time. Meanwhile, i hope you find the following blog interesting.
In the midst of the current Coronavirus crisis, our dependence on industrialised society and the global production chain is put into sharp focus. Uncertain times lead many of us to think about how we can be more self-sufficient and localised. How can can we rely less on the supermarket? How we can have less impact on our planet?
On 17th March we suspended upcoming courses (see previous update), however following the UK and Scottish Governments' Announcements of a UK-wide lockdown, we are suspending all courses until further notice.
We will resume our course schedule as soon as possible and will be adding additional dates for 2021 to give you more options to reschedule.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience at this time, and wish you all good health.
The validity period of all our gift vouchers will be automatically extended by six months and we'll make further extensions if necessary.
Meanwhile, Leon has written a new blog post about the health benefits of breathing techniqueshere. Hope you find it interesting and useful. Don't forget you can connect with us on Instagram and Facebook too.
Stay safe and keep in touch. We look forward to seeing you in the woods again when the situation allows.
"What are the 4 major things you need to survive outdoors?" I asked my survival students.
I was thinking of the classic pillars of survival - fire, water, shelter, food, however one young lad piped up “oxygen", causing some hilarity! It was kind of a joke, after all everyone knows we need oxygen to live and getting it is normally an automatic process, right?
However, over the years I have come to think of this as a more interesting answer. Perhaps it's even more topical right now as the current COVID-19 pandemic has such serious effects on the respiratory system. Also relevant to the challenges of the day is the effect of breathing on our immune system and stress levels.
I first became interested in breathing techniques about 3 years ago when I heard about the Wim Hof Method (WHM). Hof, an eccentric Dutchman with a string of physical World Records to his name, devised a method that combines breathing exercises, yoga, and cold exposure. The aim of his method...