Around the world the Winter solstice is marked by many different celebrations. The word 'soltice' roughly translates to 'sun stands still' and marks the longest night/shortest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. So what better way to celebrate this astronomical phenomenon - and step away from the marketing frenzy of Christmas - than a mindfulness Nordic walking workshop with Mel.
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 mid-winter 2.5 hour workshop you will be exploring with Mel what mindfulness is, what its benefits are 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. It will be a mixture of walking and stopping for group discussion, plus a cup of tea/coffee at the end if you like.
Cost: Members £22, Non members £28
Meeting point: The cafe courtyard, Ashton Court Mansion House, BS41 9JN
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.
Please note we need a minimum of 8 people to run this workshop.