The spring equinox is a time of year when the day and night are in equal balance, the transition from winter into springtime and a celebration of new life!
Nature demonstrates this perfectly, as we see bright flowers bursting forth and birds nesting! It’s a glorious time to spend in nature as we emerge from the dormant sleep of winter into spring to witness the growth and renewal.
This spring morning walk will take place in the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands, filled with reservoirs, open green spaces, hedgerows and wildlife. Experiencing Mindful walking and practices within the beautiful environment can create calming, restorative feelings and a sense of well-being. Being Mindful in nature invites us to reawaken to our senses and connect and learn from each season. Liz Keates will facilitate this as she guides you to be present and deepen your connection and appreciation of the natural world.
The route includes access to a restricted area not open to the general public for a significant amount of this circular walk. This will enable the walk in a very peaceful and beautiful part of the wetlands! This event is suitable for beginners and those more experienced. It’s also a lovely opportunity to meet with local likeminded people.
What to expect:
The majority of the walk will be held in silence (other than my guidance). Liz Keates will facilitate some time in complete silence, without guidance, allowing a connection to nature, the elements and yourself more deeply:
-Facilitated by an experienced Mindfulness teacher who is passionate about nature.
- Retreat from the hustle and bustle of stressful city life and spend a Mindful spring morning in the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands.
- Experience a variety of guided sensory and elemental Mindfulness practices including walking, standing and sound, whilst engaging with the natural world.
- Experience an often much needed digital detox, as we turn off our phones. The majority of time will be spent in silence, other than the meditation guidance. Liz Keates will fully facilitate and hold the silent space.
- Connecting to the beginning of the spring season, whilst experiencing nature as a wonderful teacher; often assisting us to gain wisdom and clarity and deepened awareness.
- Experience sound healing though the gentle and soothing beat of a shamanic drum (weather permitting), Native Style American flute and percussion instruments.
- There is an optional opportunity to socialise at the café and/or outside area for light refreshments once the walk has ended. Where you are welcome purchase lunch and/or other refreshments if you wish.