30/10/2022, 11am to 1pm
From Upton-Upon-Severn Rugby Club Parking Lot
(Please arrive 10.30a.m. for registration)
Please contact me to book your space.
A WALK WITH A DIFFERENCE
Not your usual social "walk-in-the-park" nor is it a fitness exercise or a business networking session. Each walk is designed to connect each walker to nature and to the present moment. Each walk is interlaced with simple yet powerful Mindfulness and outdoor Meditation practices.
Typical examples of the practice are:
Walking meditation - connecting to your body while doing a seemingly mundane act of walking. Sound Meditation - tuning in to your sense of hearing to fully immerse in the soundscape of your surrounding.
You will never walk in nature the same way again!
Although the walk is not done in silence but it would be a true challenge to keep your conversation to ONLY in the here & now -
I dare you !
SUITABLE ATTIRE AND WALKING SHOES ARE RECOMMENDED
£10 PER PERSON (GROUP PRICE), £30 FOR ONE-TO-ONE
LOYALTY CARD FOR EACH WALKER - 1 FREE WALK AFTER 5 STAMPS or
2 FREE WALKS AFTER 10 STAMPS.
COVID 19 GUIDELINE FOR MINDFULNESS WALK
Natural Mindfulness is a way of fully immersing ourselves with nature which is around us and also to reconnect with our true nature within.
As we are spending time outdoors surrounded by nature, the walk is designed to give each walker a chance to "switch gear" from the day-to-day autopilot routine to become more engaged in noticing, exploring, appreciating and savouring the sights, smells, texture, (maybe) taste and sounds of nature.
This is a fabulous opportunity to give ourselves the permission to "pause" and
Some parts of the walk will be focussing on a particular sense while other parts of the walk are about becoming more aware of our own thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations in a kind and non-judgemental way.
During a Natural Mindfulness walk, we would all spend from around 1 to 3 hours outdoors. The routes are not necessarily long and are on mostly flat terrain.
I would also give several short guided meditations in between the walks - mini yoga mats and small folding stools are available, and you are welcome to bring your own.
You can follow the route by walking on your own or with the people you come with. This is not a silent walk so you can reach out to make new friends, however as this is a Mindfulness walk the invitation is to anchor the topics of conversation to what is in the present moment. This will help the mind to focus on the here & now.
Please also be mindful that some walkers may wish to walk in silent,
so please be respectful of this.
There will be plenty of occassions to ask questions and for sharing our experiences.
During the walk we will also take some time to talk about the healing properties and benefits of being out in nature.
Walks such as these are great for anyone who is interested and curious about
Natural Mindfulness and outdoor meditations.
Being in nature has been scientifically proven to help improve blood pressure, can help develop resilience against infections by improving the body's immune system. The well-documented calming effects of nature has been known to help with the management of anxiety and depression. Exposure to sunshine and fresh air also has tremendous positive effects on Seasonal Affective Discorder.
One-to-one or private group guided walks are also available.
Please get in touch to discuss your interest and needs.
**All walks are weather dependent so there may be postponement.
**Please keep a close eye on the forecast to decide on suitable attire & footwear.
**Not suitable for people with severe mobility issues
"..the day could not have been more perfect when we set out in a group with Juita at Sudeley Castle. After a briefing with her about mindfulness and what to expect we set off. We stopped at various points along the way to meditate briefly and to understand what we would focus on next. The pace was leisurely and peaceful and she certainly gave us thoughts to ponder which we can take with us on another walk. I am sure she had a lot more mindfulness tips to share as well. A perfect introduction to Mindfulness for me." - Kate Z.