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Nature Wellness at Belair
Sun. 7 May 2017, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm ACST
What is it?
Imagine something that combines the benefits of embodied practices with mindfulness, and the benefits of psychology and social connection - all in a natural setting. It is very low impact, not strenuous hiking.
With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, this restorative wellness practice involves a series of guided invitations to help relax, slow down, become present and make contact with nature. The experience invites room for listening, healing and reflection, for quiet and accepting presence, and for inquiry through all the senses, in a non-judgmental setting.
A qualified guide combines all these elements and ensure the experience is safe, supported and inspiring. Each experience lasts 2.5 - 3 hours but we not go more than a kilometre.
If you are overwhelmed by the noise and 'busyness' of modern life, then come along to destress, relax, restore and reconnect.
This practice is also known as shinrin yoku, forest bathing or forest therapy.
Research shows that there are many important benefits from spending time in nature for mental, physical and social health – our general wellbeing. Benefits include: boosting the immune system, improving mood, decreasing blood pressure, restoring attention, reducing headaches, reducing stress, anxiety and fatigue, which contribute to improved sleep.
Like yoga and meditation, the benefits of this practice are enhanced and deepened through regular practice.
It was such a profoundly restorative process for me. I literally felt like I'd had a 2.5 hour massage - and I regularly think back to the beautiful experience. I would never have imagined this!
If you’re feeling stressed, tired, worn out from the business of life, I can highly recommend the Nature Wellness Experience
This experience is worth a few hours of your time. It brings your mind to a standstill and opens it to the nature around you. You start noticing things you may not have seen, touched or heard before. You CONNECT to a whole different level.
I am the first certified 'Forest Therapy Guide' in South Australia, with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
What if it's too hot/cold/wet?
Walks will be cancelled via email, if the temperature is forecast to be 35C or above on the day before the event, or if the weather forecast is too severe in any other way.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Unfortunately, there is no public transport option for this location.
You will need to drive to the meeting point at which there is a car park.
What can I bring into the event?
Closed shoes and weather appropriate clothing.
Sun smart gear.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Alex via email: email@example.com
Or mobile: 0418 921 849
What's the refund policy?
If the walk is cancelled due to either severe weather, or not enough people, all tickets will be fully refunded.
If the walk goes ahead but you miss it, then there is no refund but you can use the ticket as credit for a future walk. Please contact me if you wish to do this.