The Enchanted Forest of Welsh Harp
Сombining stories, arts, meditation and mindful movement we will take you on a journey to connect to nature and learn about environment
Open yourself to nature on a spellbinding journey through the magic of nature
- Legends about nature from around the world
- Stories from local history
- Poetry, art and music
- Meditation and mindful movement
The world of trees has always been an essential part of human life. It is in our DNA to be part of the eco-system of forests and fields. Nowadays it is not always easy to connect to the natural world of our fore-fathers.
We have found a way to help you open up your conscious mind to nature by bringing together story telling, creative arts, mediation and mindful movement on a walk in your local park.
Mindfulness activities and breathing exercises will help you achieve a sense of calm. Slowing down, tuning into Nature Sounds and gentle mindful movement will give you a heightened awareness of your body and the space around you, and will help achieve have a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind.
Ancient people saw nature as their protection, inspiration, entertainment and the ultimate source of life, in physical and spiritual way. Now you, too, can find a new “you” on our special journey through the Enchanted Forest of your local park!
A waterfront oasis in the heart of Brent, the Welsh Harp reservoir open space is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Our walk will offer a unique opportunity to learn about ecology and interaction between humans and nature in a fun and engaging way.
You will experience the benefits of connecting to nature in your daily life. Our stories and activities will help you get a better understanding of the need to tackle the climate change and ecological emergency. We will look at how an ecosystem works within an urban park, and how people can interact with it to the benefit of the environment.
The walk is lead by Irina Porter and Christine Coker.
Christine Coker is a Mindfulness Practitioner and fitness coach who delivers courses and workshops for corporate and community organisations, NHS and further education establishments. Christine has been in the wellness industry for 30 year. (https://www.wellnessinyourbox.com/)
Irina Porter is a Blue Badge London guide with a life long passion for British history and culture. Irina is Chair and Journal Editor of the Willesden Local History Society, local history author and researcher. (https://www.guide-for-london.com/)
The walks are free and will take place on Friday, 19 August (4-6 pm), Friday, 16 September (4-6 pm), Saturday, 22 October (11 am – 1 pm).
The walks are sponsored by Brent Council’s Together Towards Zero programme.