Modern day mindfulness was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn for helping people overcome stress, anxiety, depression and pain. It is a powerful tool to help improve physical and emotional wellbeing and to build resilience to the demands of everyday life.
During this special 2.5 hour Sunday workshop we will be exploring what mindfulness is, what its benefits are and how we can use Nordic walking as a way into mindfulness. It is an active session, walking through Ashton Court and will cover:
- posture and breath;
- the movement of our physical body;
- connecting with our emotions and feelings;
- our senses; and
- the natural world around us.
It is also an opportunity to explore how mindfulness can enhance our Nordic walking technique.
The workshop will be led by Mel Mackintosh who is well experienced in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR). It will be a mixture of walking and stopping for group discussion, with a cup of tea/coffee at the end if you would like.
Cost: Members £22, Non members £28
Please note we need a minimum of eight to run this workshop.
Refunds are by way of credit to your Nordic walking account. If you would like a reund to your bank account please let us know. Refunds to credit/debit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for european cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-european cards.