Mindful Walking:Slow Steps Through the Infinite

Ref: C3840846

The rhythm of walking is a natural aid to mindfulness. Most of us have been walking since we were babies but how often do now wonder at it? Perhaps not since then! On this course we will recapture that wonder, and the wonder of nature and of the inner resource of our own minds. The pace will be slow and we will employ silent mantras from Buddhism and other, nature based, meditations. We will begin with a 2 hour introduction at the Quakers exploring mindfulness and getting to know each other. In this session we will also look at the infinity symbol and how significant this symbol is for portraying life's journey. This will be followed the next 2 weeks by 2 four hour trips to Formby. The 4th (final) week we will return to the Quakers for a 2 hour gathering of minds regarding what we have learnt. On the 2nd and 3rd week we will meet at Liverpool Central Station and get the train to Formby.

Course aim

An introduction to mindful walking in Formby Woods with preparatory and concluding sessions at the Quakers, School Lane, Liverpool. For beginners and enthusiasts alike.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe some of the symbols of infinity and the meanings that they have held for people through history.
  • Identify your keys for unlocking a sense of the infinite.
  • Practise mindful walking and note the experiences you had and what would be valuable to share with the group.
  • Acknowledge the beauty and life of Formby woods as you experience it yourself.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Please dress for all weathers on the outside days. The walks in Formby will be 2-3 hours long.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Mindful Walking:Slow Steps Through the Infinite


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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