Wellbeing Weeks at West Stow
Welcome to ‘Wellbeing Weeks at West Stow’, a series of outdoor wellbeing activities hosted by local practitioners in the unique setting of West Stow Country Park this Summer.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership, these sessions will help you leave behind the stresses of the world and encourage you to unwind while you soak up the beautiful landscape.
No experience is necessary, and yoga mats are provided if you don’t have one. All you need to do is turn up, and relax!
Monday 18 July, Monday 1 August and Monday 15 August at 8am
Join us for an early morning yoga ritual to start your week.
A hatha influenced, moving yoga session combining movement with the breath to calm and energise. Suitable for all levels of yoga experience (beginners welcome).
Monday 18 July, Monday 1 August and Monday 15 August at 5.30pm
Join us to explore the practices of meditation and breathwork.
An introduction to Pranayama (the Science of Breath) whereby you will learn breath techniques and exercises to soothe your body and calm your mind. Followed by an introduction to guided mediation.
Wednesday 20 July, Wednesday 3 August and Wednesday 17 August at 5.30pm
Join us as we take a walk through West Stow Country Park, giving you an opportunity to truly slow down and unwind.
The ancient practice of slowing everything right down, engaging all of our senses and truly immersing ourselves in our surroundings.
We walk slowly, talk little and notice so much more than we would normally. In these sessions I incorporate mindfulness, meditation, ‘sit spot’ invitations and a sprinkling of sound therapy. We conclude with a tea ceremony and sharing circle. This can be a transformative practice that really deepens our relationship with the natural world and helps participants to realise their oneness with nature.
Wednesday 20 July, Wednesday 3 August and Wednesday 17 August at 6.45pm
Take part in a deeply relaxing sound bath in the beautiful surroundings of West Stow Country Park.
This can be a particularly helpful type of meditation for those with a ‘chatty mind’ as the sound can transport you to a place of deep relaxation.
We begin with a spoken guided meditation and then I play a range of therapeutic grade instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, chimes, drums and voice.
This practice is designed to facilitate deep rest and relaxation as you can simply lay or sit on the floor and allow the sounds to wash over you.
Friday 22 July, Friday 5 August and Friday 19 August at 6pm
Prepare for the weekend at our Evening Yoga session.
A calming and balancing yoga session combining movement with the breath to shake off the week and ease you into your weekend. Suitable for all levels of yoga experience (beginners welcome).
Friday 22 July, Friday 5 August and Friday 19 August at 7.15pm
Prepare for the weekend at our evening meditation.
A guided meditation session using breath and visualisation to help you to pause and reset, ready for the weekend.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
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