10 a.m. - noon

Yoga in Bingley: A Walk and Yoga in T'Woods

Myrtle Park Bandstand (Myrtle Park, Myrtle Place, Bingley, BD16, GB)
(Myrtle Park, Myrtle Place, Bingley, BD16, GB)
Lucy Bannister

Join me for these summer specials of Yoga in Bingley. Meeting just before 10am at the bandstand in Myrtle Park we will then head out on a walk and simple yoga session in the woods...

Spending time quietly with nature, particularly trees, is incredibly healing. It can help us to bring things into perspective, to feel connected to a bigger picture and to take some much needed time away from electronic devices, cars and general life stress.

The Japanese have long recognised spending time in forests actually increases life expectancy due to its stress lowering properties and have created a culture of doing this, calling it a 'Forest Bath' (no water involved!). In Yorkshire we would probably call it a meander in t'woods, but either way, it's great!

We will take a good walk (up a decent hill to get some exercise in) to a special wooded glade I know, where we will do some gentle outdoor yoga. You won't need a mat and you can choose if you take your shoes off or not! Practicing yoga outside is incredibly special – it helps to make you feel more grounded, more at ease and dissipates anxiety beautifully.

After our yoga session (20 – 30 minutes long) we'll then walk back through the woods in silent meditation. The session ends with an (optional) little paddle, to complete the total de-stress.

The session will take around 2 hours. Please bring water with you and suitable clothing and footwear for being outdoors for a couple of hours. Please leave plenty of time after the session so you don't have to rush!

Advance booking essential.

Subject to weather conditions. Those who have booked will be contacted by email 24 hours before the event to confirm plans and advise regarding weather conditions.
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