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Yoga, Mindfulness & 

Dark Skies

 
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Yoga, Mindfulness & Dark Skies

North York Moors National Park

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Dark Skies & Mindfulness: 2nd December

Dark Skies & Mindfulness: 9th December

Geminids: 13th & 14th December

New Year, New You: 9-10th January 2021

Dark Skies Festival: 12th, 13th & 14th February 2021

ABOUT THE EVENT

There’s nothing quite like a starry sky to make us feel more alive and at one with the universe. Viewing the night sky from the top of a wild moor, you can’t help but feel a sense of awe. Walking at night - regardless of whether you see the stars or not - is an incredibly powerful way of reconnecting us to nature. 

 

The North York Moors is one of the best places to view dark skies due to low light pollution levels. It's also magical walking by moonlight. In February we'll be among many events as part of the Dark Skies Festival on the North York Moors National Park.

Meeting Point:

Various locations around the North York Moors National Park. More details are given on booking.

 

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Difficulty: The walk will be between 2 – 3 miles and mainly on tracks but there is some rough ground which may be muddy. There may be descents / re-ascents on paths. For your comfort, a good basic level of fitness will be needed for this activity, decent walking boots and warm layers. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescope. Fabian and Alison can talk to you about the stars and planets we may see.

This event is primarily hosted by Adventures for the Soul and will involve a mindfulness workshop in this experience to help you get into the ‘zone’. Combined with being outside on a cool, dark evening, you’ll feel invigorated yet calmer since this activity will engage the senses. Obviously we cannot guarantee the weather - and we'll still head out regardless as whatever the weather is doing, walking at night will help us reconnect with nature - but we're sure you’ll leave feeling revitalised, reconnected and very much in the present moment. We hope to be able to reintroduce a Yoga session in 2021.

Cost: The events cost £59 per person.

Adventures for the Soul is run by Alison Goodwin. She offers immersive nature experiences, nature walks, more challenging adventures with mindfulness included to calm busy brains, reduce stress, increase enjoyment and make us feel more connected to the natural world. She's a former Zen Buddhist and qualified yoga teacher of many years. She holds a BSc degree in Environmental Management and a post grad in environmental conservation. She's been a lover of the outdoors since a child and has always sought solace there. For her nature is the great restorer.

 

TO BOOK

This event is being hosted by Adventures for the Soul and booking is done via their website. To book, please click below and you will be redirected to their website.
Dark Skies Festival & Mindfulness
 

Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?


The walk will be suitable for anyone with some basic walking fitness. It isn't an army march and we will be stopping off to experience the real darkness of the remote wilderness as well as hearing from Alison as she brings in mindfulness activities. We will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop alison an email.




What do I need to bring?


For yoga (where applicable): a yoga mat if you have one - let Alison know if you need one - and clothes you can stretch in (layers are best). For walking: a snack and some water (or flask of hot tea/ribena); warm hat and gloves, plus warm mid layers (and spares); waterproof jacket & trousers; a rucksack and headtorch (any will do but if it has a red light setting - even better); decent walking boots. Bring your own binoculars and telescope if you have them!




I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?


This is up to you depending on your budget. However there are a range of hotels, Inns and B&Bs on the Moors and it is worth looking around for something atmospheric!




What's not included?


Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport




How much is the event and how do I book?


The trip costs £59 per person. To book please visit the Adventures for the Soul website where you can book on to the event.




What are the Terms & Conditions?


Adventures for the Soul can advise on the workshops. However for the evening walk please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. AFS Mountaineering will have the final say on whether people are able to come and this will be based on fitness and having the correct clothing.




I've got some more general questions...


Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!




How do I get there?


There is poor public transport on the North York Moors. Car is really the only way to get there. However, "there" tends to change regularly as we meet at different places on the Moors. Best check with Alison of Adventures for the Soul before booking.





 
FABIAN SEYMOUR

Summer Mountain Leader

Winter Mountain Leader

Rock Climbing Instructor

NNAS Tutor

fabian@afsmountaineering.co.uk

+44 07968207779

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