Nature Walks

Nina Sampson by Andrew Clark

Nature Walks with Nina

Explore London’s many walking trails while learning about the physical and mental health benefits of walking as a regular movement practice in this walk & talk series hosted by Nina Sampson and Bizz Varty. Walks are FREE and will include a warm-up and cool-down. All bodies are welcome, including human-powered wheels.

Nina and Bizz were interviewed on the physical and mental health benefits of wakling on 106.9 the X, listen here:

Moved by Nature: June 12 at 7:00 pm
Join the Centre of Movement Arts to explore movement where the cityscape and nature meet. This gentle walk will take us through Gibbons Park and along the Thames Valley Parkway. We will explore how we can use nature to move more, how we can become more comfortable moving in nature, and why we might want to. All bodies welcome, including human-powered wheels.
Location: Meet at Gibbons Park parking lot, east of pool/splashpad at the west end of Victoria Street (near the Montessori school).
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Parking: FREE! Please take transit/carpool where possible
Terrain: Paved paths and grassed fields. Flat to gentle uphill/downhill
Trail stats: Approximately 2 km (approx 30 mins of walking)
Dogs: Well-behaved, low-stress dogs welcome. All pets must be on a leash at all times
Kids: all ages welcome, at your own discretion
Walk will happen rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather.
Upcoming Walks:
July 10, 7pm Medway Valley
August 23, 7pm Springbank Park
September 22, 3pm Hastings Park
More details coming soon!

All Together Now: May 26th at 3 pm
Join the Centre of Movement Arts to explore movement in nature! This gentle walk will take us through Springbank Park and explore how we can use nature to move more. We will focus on how to move at a pace that keeps the whole group together and strategies you can use when walking with people who have different movement needs. You’ll also learn more about nature in the city. All bodies welcome, including human-powered wheels.

Location: Meet at Springbank Gardens/Wonderland Gardens Cafe, 205 Wonderland Road South
Time: 3-4:30 pm
Parking: Available and FREE, but limited. Please take transit/carpool where possible
Terrain: paved paths, human powered wheels welcome! Flat to gentle uphill/downhill
Trail stats:  Approximately 2 km  (approx 30 mins of walking)
Dogs: Well-behaved, low-stress dogs welcome. All pets must be on leash at all times
Kids: All ages welcome, at your own discretion
Walk will happen rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather.
Nina Sampson is an outdoor enthusiast, a certified Naturalist, and an environmental educator. Nina mission is to help people better understand how all aspects of nature are interconnected, including us humans!

 

 Bizz Varty is the Director of the Centre of Movement Arts and the London Dance Festival. Read her bio here.