Mindfulness on the Coast
About the event
With the brilliant Somerset coastline of Bossington and Porlock Bay as our setting, join local mindfulness and wellbeing coach, Venetia Moore, and Somerset’s Brilliant Coast Project Manager, Mark Ward, for an afternoon of gentle walking, mindfulness, tai chi and meditation, exploring of our connection with our natural world and how it can give us hope in these challenging times of climate and ecological crises.
This 4 hour session is based around wellbeing Shibashi movements, body work techniques and relaxations for inner and outer connection to ourselves and nature; interwoven with the ‘Work that Reconnects’ Active Hope process developed by environmental activist Joanna Macey (https://workthatreconnects.org/spiral/).
To benefit most from this event participants are asked to come with an open heart and mind and a willingness to share.
The session is open to anyone of 16 years or older.
This event will be run within current Covid-19 restriction guidelines and participants will be asked to abide by social distancing rules at all times. Wearing of masks are not required but are used at the discretion of participants. Anyone with any Covid-like symptoms or who has been in known contact with anyone testing positive for Covid-19 will not be allowed to attend. You will ask to provide contact details for ‘track and trace’ purposes. Further instructions to ensure the safety of all taking part will be sent out once participants have registered.
PriceWe are not charging a set fee but in order to help us cover course costs and to allow us to direct project funds to support our wider work with coastal schools and community groups we are asking participants to make a donation (*fully refundable in event of cancellation due to weather or changes in Covid restrictions)
Suggested donation£15 but please pay less or more as you feel able.
Additional booking informationPlaces are limited to ensure compliance with Covid-19 regulations. Bookings will be taken on a first come - first serve basis
Know before you go
We will be walking across uneven terrain and in places up steps and fairly steep gradients. If you have any mobility or other health conditions please let us know in confidence and we can aim to accommodate them.
What to bring
Please bring appropriate warm and waterproof outdoor clothes and footwear. We will be sitting still in one place at several points during the afternoon so you may also wish to bring a small cushion or mat. We do not plan to cancel in the event of rain (except if weather is really severe). We will also take a break for a snack/drink during the session – so please bring any sustenance you may need.