FREE Mindfulness Course Starts March 15 at Neston CYC
|Published: 13th March 2018 12:46|
Neston residents are encouraged to get active this spring by taking part in a free new 'natural health service' as an alternative to gyms or fitness classes.
The service has unveiled a timetable of health-promoting, enjoyable group activities across the west of the county - with Mindful Movement in Nature starting in Neston on the 15th March from Neston Community Youth Centre.
Other sessions range from walking to horticultural therapy; from getting stuck in with practical conservation activities to bush craft. Each activity takes place outside in one of our inspiring green spaces. Both adults and children are catered for and all activities are designed to be welcoming to complete beginners.
Mindful Movement in Nature is all about giving your body and brain the opportunity to rest and relax, taking in all the wonderful surroundings of our natural environment. We use breathing, listening and gentle tai chi movement to help us feel calm and connect with nature.
There's a growing body of evidence that taking part in activities in the natural environment can have a significant impact on improving your health and wellbeing. Over the next three years the project is working to get over 3,000 people involved, aiming to increase their physical activity by 40% and wellbeing by 20%.
Suzanne Londra, who manages the programme said: "If you've been thinking of getting more active this year, our Natural Health Service is a friendly and fun place to start. There's something for everyone no matter your age or ability. It's a great opportunity to get fitter, meet new people and enjoy some of Cheshire's best green spaces."
Information on the full programme of activities can be found here.
As well as the outdoor sessions, there are also opportunities to get involved with local conservation 'friends of woodlands' groups in the county.
Mindfulness in Nature - Neston
Enjoy learning mindfulness in nature locally with a FREE 8 Week Mindfulness Course. Thursdays 10am to 12noon or 1pm to 3pm, from 15 March 2018. Neston Community Youth Centre, Burton Raod, Neston, CH64 9RE.
There are limited places, so please book early.
Contact Suzanne Londra on 07858 651035 or e-mail Suzanne.Londra@merseyforest.org.uk.