Nature Walks

Fall 2018 Nature Walk Series

Join the Centre of Movement Arts at Kilally Meadows this season to experience the fall colours and explore movement in nature.

With a different movement focus each month there is something for everyone!

Our fall series is family friendly and takes place both on paved multi-use pathways and on unpaved narrow walking trails.

Note: the unpaved trails used in some walks will not accommodate mobility assistance devices, including strollers. Please see individual walk descriptions below for information on accessibility.

  • October 13 @ 2:30-4:00 Yoga Walk
  • November 10 @ 2:30-3:30pm Outdoor Play
  • December 8 @ 2:30-3:30pm Dance Walk

Saturday October 13 @ 2:30-4:00pm

Yoga Walk – Kilally Meadows

Take deep breaths of fresh air as we move and stretch our bodies and tune into the natural world. Find stillness both inside and out by combining walking and yoga in the forest setting. Our nature expert Nina Sampson will share her knowledge of the local environment and Bizz Varty will lead the yoga poses. We will use the landscape to modify movement to suit all participants. All ages and abilities welcome!

Meet at the Windermere and Adelaide entrance at 2:30 pm. This walk and yoga will take approximately 90 minutes.

Dress for the weather, this walk will happen rain or shine, and please wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. You do not need a yoga mat.

Accessibility: This walk will remain on paved trails and will be accessible for mobility devices, including strollers.


Photo by Gail McLellan Dukic

Saturday November 10 2:30-3:30pm

Outdoor Play  – Kilally Meadows

Reach, bend, squat, lunge and balance while exploring the scenic environmentally significant area in Kilally Meadows!

A fun outdoor workout and walk that will revive your child-like sense of wonder as we move in response to the natural landscape. Certified Naturalist Nina Sampson will guide the walk through the woods and Bizz Varty will lead the workout. Discover new and unique ways to build exercise into your daily life, no equipment needed!

Meet at Windermere and Adelaide entrance at 2:30 pm. This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.

Dress for the weather, this walk will happen rain or shine, and please wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Accessibility: This walk will use unpaved trails and will not be easily accessible for mobility devices, including strollers.


Saturday December 8 @ 2:30-3:30pm

Dance Walk – Kilally Meadows

There’s no right or wrong way to dance walk, just get outside and groove, strut, shimmy and shake! With holiday music for inspiration, on this winter walk through Kilally Meadows we’ll add a little extra movement to keep us warm. Bizz Varty will offer dance moves for you to try and outdoor enthusiast Nina Sampson will share information about the natural world around us. Join us and jingle all the way!

Meet at Windermere and Adelaide entrance at 2:30 pm. This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.

Dress for the weather, this walk will happen rain, snow or shine. Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to dress for a winter walk!

Accessibility: This walk may happen on snow-covered trails, so may not be suitable for mobility devices, including strollers. Please check for weather-related accessibility updates during the first week of December.


Information in Spring Walks will be available in December 2018.


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

More info on trail conditions, accessibility and themes coming soon!

 

 

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.