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There are still some places available on the two-hour yoga workshop at Heartwood Forest at 10:30am on Sunday September 9th.

Run by Woodland Yoga, participants will undertake energising and nurturing yoga practices, chanting, breathing exercises and meditation, all while experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a native British woodland.

No previous yoga experience is necessary, although a willingness to be outside in all weathers is essential. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat and blanket for meditation.

The Woodland Yoga session costs £20 per person, with the cost of a ticket helping to fund the Woodland Trust’s efforts to plant and protect trees and wood across the UK.
Buy your ticket at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/yoga . Please note, booking is essential.

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On Saturday 29th September 2018 Heartwood Forest will once again be welcoming Oxfam for their 23rd annual fundraising hike. Walkers can take on distances of 3, 5, 8, 15 or even 20 miles in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside to raise money for various Oxfam water projects. This will be the “Oxfam Walk for Water 2018” (the successor to the hugely successful Herts Hike). All routes are circular & start & end at Heartwood Forest.

Registration for the walk is FREE & the event is entirely run by volunteers, meaning every penny raised goes directly to Oxfam. You can now register to walk or volunteer on the website www.oxfamstalbans.org.  Alternatively, you can contact them at oxfamstalbans1@gmail.com.

There will be a guided walk of the 8 mile route (through Wheathampstead) which will leave at 10.30am, so if you would like to make friends along the way, please feel free to join up.

In the UK we take clean, safe water out of our taps for granted, but in so many other countries it’s not like that. People who use unsafe river water for drinking suffer a high risk of disease. In addition, the journeys to collect water are dangerous; women and girls may get attacked whilst on their way. The hours spent in walking represent time lost from school, working and caring for families. Just as important as clean drinking water are adequate toilets. You can see more about the work Oxfam does on water & where your money will go on the website www.oxfamstalbans.org .

Oxfam 2018

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If you are interested in Yoga, why not come along to a special Woodland Yoga session at Heartwood Forest on Sunday 9th September? For further details or to find out how to book, please see the poster below.

Please note, booking is essential.

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Gazebos are starting to go up at Heartwood, ready for tomorrow’s Summer Festival (Saturday 7th July, 11am-4pm). Why not come along to help Heartwood Forest celebrate its 10th birthday?

Entry on the day has been reduced to £5 (with under 12’s going free) due to the cancellation of the Dog Show.

There is still plenty going on, though! Have a look at the website for further details.




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A decision has been made to cancel the Dog Show, Hay Bale Run and Doggy Dash at the Heartwood Festival on Saturday (7th July 2018). This is due to the hot weather that we are currently experiencing.

Should you choose to bring your dog with you, shelter and water will be provided for dogs in order to help with the health and welfare of your animals.

All other activities will still be going ahead.


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There are all sorts of things to look forward to at this year’s Heartwood Festival. Something new is the Yoga Zone.

Woodland Yoga is going to be bringing a whole host of yoga and mindfulness to the Heartwood Summer Festival this year! Just £4 entry to the Festival in advance will give you access to a whole day of relaxing, unwinding and connecting to nature so make sure you book in advance! (£6 on the day, Under 12’s go free.)

Connect with nature through our inspiring programme of woodland yoga and meditation. Join expert local teachers and explore a variety of sessions, whatever your age or experience level. Chill out in our Zen Den, chat with wellbeing practitioners and more!

Yoga and meditation timetable:

Asana Area
11.30am-12noon Family Yoga
12.30pm-1pm Teen Yoga
2pm-2.30pm Kids Yoga
3pm-3.30pm Restorative Yoga

Mindfulness Yurt
12noon-12.30pm Creative mindfulness
1pm-1.30pm Kid friendly
2.30pm-3pm Teen friendly
3.30pm-4pm Yoga Nidra

For further information on the Festival, or to find out how to book, please go to


2018 summer festival

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This year’s Heartwood Festival is on Saturday 7th July, between 11am and 4pm.

Why not come along to explore the Wildlife Zone and Wood Zone, join in with a yoga or meditation session and have a go at all the craft activities?

The dog show is always popular – could yours be the winner? How fast can your dog go down the bale run?

You can enter the Heartwood Bake-Off with your decorated cake and bring your teddy along to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

More details will follow soon, but in the meantime, make sure that you save the date!

2018 summer festival

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