Explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of nature and spending time outdoors.
About this event:
Health and Wellbeing in Nature Workshop at Melbourne Botanic Gardens with Schizy Inc.
Be guided by an expert Gardens educator facilitator to consider how being in nature can contribute to positive emotional and physical wellbeing and discuss the importance of healthy foods, physical exercise and spending time outdoors. Learn mindfulness techniques and explore the role nature can play in reducing anger, fear, anxiety and stress, and their associated symptoms of blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.
Workshop includes: · Practice mindfulness techniques · Design mandalas using a collection of natural materials · Make potpourri to take home (Melbourne Gardens) Key focuses: · Mindfulness · Connect to Country · Importance of nature to our health and wellbeing
Cost $15 or by donation (what you can afford) book via Eventbrite
ACCESS: This is a hearing event. We love Deaf and hard of hearing friends with mental health lived experience, but Schizy Inc runs on limited donations so we're deeply sorry that Auslan interpreter will need to be booked through participant NDIS, EAF or other/educational access supports. Please email us Schizy Inc.
From the website (will update for this workshop ASAP) - Walkers, motorised and manual wheelchairs are welcome on all guided tours. All areas of the Melbourne Gardens are accessible by walker and wheelchair excluding the Melbourne Observatory buildings due to their historically narrow entrances. Access to Fern Gully is not recommended due to the uneven path structure and narrow pathways. Motorised wheelchairs can access lawn areas but please take care after wet weather or watering.
Accessible car parking is available at several points around the Garden. Please view the Melbourne Map for exact locations.
The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is wheelchair accessible and stops on Birdwood Avenue, near the Observatory Plaza (Stop 13).