Awake in the Wild Experience

Mindfulness, nature and art


The Awake in the Wild Experience (AWE) is a mindfulness in nature art installation and outdoor happening.  AWE invites participants to cultivate a deeper connection to the natural world in their cities and neighborhoods. Conceived of by artist Sara Overton, AWE is inspired by the book Awake in the Wild by mindfulness teacher and wilderness guide Mark Coleman.

Visitors will use the nature meditations adapted from Awake in the Wild to engage all senses with nature, inviting a deeper connection with the natural world.  For Los Angeles, Venice landscape architect Pamela Palmer is developing the garden for AWE.  In New York City, Brooklyn landscape architect Tricia Martin and WE Design will create the AWE garden.

Children & Nature Network Mindfulness in Nature Blog


This piece explores the joys of nature that are possible when we can open up to them. It includes a guided meditation in nature adapted from Mark Coleman's book, Awake in the Wild. C&NN was co-founded by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods. In the book, Louv first identified nature-deficit disorder. C&NN is an amazing organization which connects kids --- and everyone --- with nature. 

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