Post-pandemic, winter is setting in, COVID-19 cases are rising again... We know getting outdoors regularly boosts our immune system and keeps us healthy. So, we are turning to our community to ask: how can we help ourselves feel good on the inside about getting outside everyday?
We are inviting Hackney residents to become members of a small research team to work together across four workshops to explore our experiences of getting outdoors in Hackney.
Workshop 1: Tuesday 23rd November 4-6pm
Workshop 2: Tuesday 30th November 4-6pm
Workshop 3: Tuesday 7th December 4-6pm
Workshop 4: Tuesday 14th December 4-6pm
Winter Solstice Celebration: Tuesday 21st December 4-8pm
All workshops will be held at Outdoor People Community Shop, 352A Mare Street, E8 1HR. Dinner will be provided!
Each adult will receive a £20 Retail Gift Card (of your choice). Each child will receive a magnifying glass, a Live & Learn First Aid Pocket Guide and a pair of Stance socks (the most comfortable socks ever!). All travel expenses will be covered.
Wild Walks – ‘adventures for children to take their adults on’ – are short walks of about 2km (taking about 2 hours), perfect for 3-7 year olds, and with lots of adventure and discovery for their adults and older siblings.
As a community, every two weeks, we go on adventures exploring our local green spaces in Hackney and nearby. The aim is to create an environment where children feel they have permission to play outdoors, connect with nature and have fun!
If you would like to join any of our Wild Walks please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and Beth - our Community Coordinator - will book you and your family in. It's free - all we ask is you pay it forward by taking a friend for a walk in the future...
We are excited to restart our Wild Walks project and to be able to gather again, even under current restrictions! It is important to us that our Wild Walks are safe, inclusive and nourishing for everyone.
Mindfulness and nature go hand in hand…We know lots of you really enjoyed the meditation and yoga at Green Farm, and discussed mindfulness on our walks.
Carl Faure, founder of Stretch Yoga and a founding Board member of Outdoor People is now offering their wonderful yoga for parents, toddlers, tweenies and teens for free online as part of his ‘reciprocity project’.
All three classes are on Wednesdays at 10, 11 and 12 noon. There is also free breathwork sessions with Carl on Monday and Thursday. A great way to calm the nervous system before bed. Just book online here.