Forest Bathing-Okham & Chatley Heath

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Forest Bathing, Okham and Chatley Heath, Surrey, UK

  • April 20th, June 22nd adults
  • August 4th children welcome

From 11h to 14h

The theme:

Connecting with our Senses Outdoors.

Address: 

Wisley Common and Ockham & Chatley Heath, get the map here 

Alison will be in the Okham Common Boldermere car park to meet you with a sign and a smile.

 

Clear

Description

Cost:

Payable in advance, no refunds.

The outline

This will be a slow walk of about 2 to 3kms with guided stops along the way.

The terrain is along unmade paths, some sandy, some in the woodlands with roots and stones. There are no steep climbs. Much of the session will be in silence with opportunities to exchange some of the things we notice. There are toilet facilities at the carpark, but we cannot guarantee opening times.

Who is this for?

This walk may be of particular interest to those who have a mindfulness practice, while also suitable for anyone who would like to feel more in touch with the experience of being outdoors. So both the curious and the experienced are welcome! We will adapt to the physical capabilities of the group but a minimum fitness is needed to complete the circuit. The April and June sessions are suitable for adults and the August walk is open to youngsters and will contain activities to engage and inspire.

What to expect?

Being out in nature is a wonderful opportunity to bring ourselves into the body and into the moment. We will take the time to really notice what is around us, to actually be there and appreciate the environment through all our senses, coming alive to the beauty of the natural world and to ourselves at the same time. Through guided moments we will remind ourselves to come back from the thoughts that so often take us away and reconnect over and over with the experience of walking, sitting, standing, moving in nature.

Tuning in like this can open us up to an awareness of the season, to the cycles of the ecosystem, to the interrelatedness of the living world and even help us to notice our own inner seasons and cycles.

The benefits

This can be a calming and restorative activity, participants report enjoying the shared experience, all be it, much of it in silence.

What to bring in a backpack

  • Outdoor shoes
  • All weather gear warm enough for the day
  • Umbrella (Optional)
  • Water
  • A picnic to eat mindfully
  • A lightweight mat to sit on
  • Mobile phone turned off (!)
  • A journal for writing (optional)

 Your host

Alison Prideaux

+33(0)6 17 05 82 41 do contact me if you have any questions.

Additional information

Date

April 20th, 2018, June 22nd, 2018, August 4th, 2018

Age

Adult, 10 – 16, 0 – 9

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