Mid-winter mindfulness workshop
Friday 21st December 10am -12.30pm
Meeting Point: 
Ashton Court Mansion House, BS41 9JN

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.