Welcome to our new page- Walk Well. We have some very exciting news!
We can recommence our outside sessions from 31st March. Plus a big surprise too, we will be able to dance outside! Read on...
“Trees know when we are close by.
The chemistry of their roots
and the perfumes of their leaves
pump out change when we're near...
when you feel good after a walk in the woods,
it may be that certain species are bribing you”
― Richard Powers The Overstory
ENERGYBODi Walk Well is about exploring our wellbeing through the outdoors. Our connection to nature and ourselves; from posture, gait, gear and equipment, to mindfulness being bodyful and senseful.
Walk Well resumes Wednesday 31st March
for sessions every Wednesday 11.30am and Fridays 9.45am
For April we will be focusing on Nordic Walking, the technique and how that benefits us in our physical fitness. Its also a great chance to socialize.
Nordic Walking has a very specific technique and is not just walking with poles.
FIND OUT MORE. The whole body workout is really noticeable while creating a dynamic postural alignment.
Wednesdays are at a slower pace and those NEW to Nordic Walking.
Fridays will be a more deliberate pace, with more uneven ground and hills.
Have an look through our interactive photo gallery- click and move
the pictures in the pile below.
In May we will be introducing nature and forest bathing; the wellbeing effects of nature. Fine tuning your sensory feedback to bring you into the present with awe, wonder and graitude. It is then that we can learn to see, not just look. We can savour and smell the moment, we can feel wind, sun, rain on our skin, feeling alive. Wilderness is our true nature.
Nature has been proven to enhance our immune systems.
Our immune system is a sensory system which is capable of discerning, communicating and acting.
Scroll down to see the videos...
A whole spectrum of simple steps to improve your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
“This is not our world with trees in it.
It's a world of trees, where humans have just arrived.”
― Richard Powers , The Overstory
Dancing in Nature
We have some very exciting news! We now have an outdoor space available to us as a base for our walking and a place for us to dance too! We have a stunning view looking down the valley back toward the studio (5/10 mins drive away).
We have access to this stunning farmland and the fantastic surface of a horse menage or lawn for us to dance on with huge thanks to Susan Ashworth and daughter, Lynda, as many of you will know are avid ENERGYBODies!
We are aiming to have our first outside dance in April and who knows as the sun gets warmer maybe other sessions too!
As you can see from the stunning photos below, what an amazing view and so much space for us to dance with normal size classes, socially distanced.
I am so looking forwards to this! Annoucement to follow soon with dates.
Heather is a qualified Bush Craft Leader, Bronze Navigation and Nordic Walking Instructor. Along with a life long passion for the outdoors and love of nature, Heather brings the elements of nature into many aspects of her sessions and is currently training for a diploma in Forest Bathing/Shinrin-Yoku.
“I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to Society. But it sometimes happens that I cannot easily shake off the village. The thought of some work will run in my head and I am not where my body is — I am out of my senses. In my walks I would fain return to my senses. What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods?”
― Henry David Thoreau
Do you often see fellow ramblers Nordic walking when you're out and about? Turns out those walking poles don't just make you look like a pro, they can also help you take your walk to the next level and burn more calories.
Nordic Walking originated as a cross-training exercise for elite cross-country skiers – it is an enhancement of ordinary walking but making the exercise of walking twice as effective by using poles. The use of the walking poles means that the upper body muscles are used much more, as well as the legs, helping to propel the walker along and whilst the walker works harder, because of the support given by the poles, it feels easier!!! A win-win if ever there was one!
To get the greatest benefit from Nordic walking it is really important that you are taught the correct technique. If you already are an ENERGYBODi member reserve your spot
If you would like to join us without a membership we have two options of
FAST PASS 4 - where you buy four sessions for use within 4 weeks
FAST PASS 10 which replaces our previous Multipass and day pass, 10 sessions to use in any session during the six week course duration, great value and flexibility.
Here is a great article on Nordic Walking