Bristol Nordic Walking Spring Equinox Mindfulness walk
Wednesday 20th March 10am
Meeting Point: 
Ashton Court Mansion House, Lower Car Park, BS41 9JN

This year the Spring, or Vernal, Equinox falls on Wednesday 20th March and marks the day that the number of daylight hours equals those of darkness.  To celebrate this Mel will be holding another Mindful Nordic Walk in Ashton Court, starting at 10am in the Lower Car Park by the yellow Mansion House.

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 workshop you will be exploring with Mel what mindfulness is, how your mind and body can benefit and how you 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
  • the natural world around us

It is also an opportunity to explore how mindfulness can enhance our Nordic walking technique.  The workshop will include a period of Nordic walking in silence.

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 like.

Duration      2.5 hrs

Dogs            No

Cost             £22 for members / £28 for non-members


Meeting point:  Ashton Court Mansion House, Lower Car Park, BS41 9JN

We automatically issue refunds as credit to your Bristol Nordic Walking account.  If you would like a refund to your bank account or card please let us know.  Refunds to bank account/credit/debit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for European cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-European cards.

You will need to have been previously trained by a Nordic walking instructor to join this walk.

Please note we need a minimum of 8 to run this walk.