Chris Trwoga is the director of SNLA. He has specialised in the relationship between natural environments and well-being for the past 20 years. He is a strong believer in the power of natural environments to evoke ‘peak experiences’ of a spiritual nature particularly in his work as a Mountain Leader. He was involved in the Glastonbury Labyrinth Project and has supported children and young people in schools across Somerset in making their own labyrinths. As executive officer of the Glastonbury Trust he ran courses and conferences on Labyrinths and outdoor learning in schools across Somerset. Much of this work was supported by grants from the NHS via their Healthy Schools Plus initiative.
Chris is a qualified Secondary School teacher, specialising in Religion and Spirituality with 30 years experience working in schools across the UK. He is a qualified Forest School leader and is the author of 3 books focusing on Spirituality and the Outdoors. He is currently working on a book to promote the use of labyrinths in schools, churches and by community groups generally.
Gwyneth Harwood is a Primary School teacher and Forest School leader. She is a qualified yoga practitioner and has trained with RYE (Research on Yoga in Education). She worked for several years as an advisory teacher and for the Children’s Society. Since 2006 she has worked for the Glastonbury Trust developing spirituality and outdoor learning in schools.
Michael Hazell is a Primary School teacher and Forest School leader. He has worked in a number of schools in the North West of the UK and has developed a special interest in curriculum delivery through outdoor learning at the primary level. Michael has a long track record of working in natural environments as a tool for spiritual growth.