Ann Ward, founder of Xhale has a deep spiritual connection with nature.

She inherited her great love of the landscape from her mother, whose birthplace was on the volcanic mountain of Slieve Gullion, nestled in between a number of sacred sites.

Ann has practiced meditation for over 20 years. As a result she has created immersive, mindfulness experiences, courses and retreats using the gifts of meditation and nature.

Xhale’s vision is of “deeply connected individuals, communities and organisations, nurtured through the gifts of meditation and nature”

From The Blog

Travel Writer Aoife Carrigy Discovers Forest Bathing with Xhale

Ann, from Xhale had the pleasure of sharing the nurturing practice of forest-bathing with Travel Writer, Aoife Carrigy at Killeavy Castle Estate. “Forest bathing can ...
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10 Things you should know about mindfulness

I wrote an article for the Belfast Telegraph which was published on the summer solstice 21st June. You can read the article here
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Ann chats to the Belfast Telegraph about Forest Bathing

Ann from Xhale was interviewed in this Belfast Telegraph article from November 13th, discussing the benefits of “Shinrin Yoku” (forest bathing), it’s benefits, and ways ...
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British School of Mediation