To celebrate the long days of midsummer Mel will be holding a 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 two and a half 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
Cost £15 for members / £20 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.