‘Open minded hearted-centred walks to nourish your soul’
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Soulwalks are open minded hearted-centred walks in nature, designed and structured to facilitates a more therapeutic and restorative experience whilst walking. In the process creating healthier and happier people and planet.
Soulwalking super-charges the naturally holistic benefits of walking by integrating simple embodied practices of slower and deeper movement, breath, contemplation and honest expression. All done with intention, awareness, appreciation and compassion, that gently yet profoundly guide one into a deeper presence with oneself, others and nature.
Soulwalks are very much about the awareness and presence of the person(s) leading the Soulwalk™ in creating and holding a space, or atmosphere that is safe, welcoming and therapeutic. It’s a type of moving “Sangha” (buddhist term for group support), it’s a sharing circle by nature but not always in structure. In other words there is no professional therapy or advice given, but rather just a responsibly guided social support group where matters of the mind, heart & soul can be safely shared and explored.
Soulwalks are limited to 16 people per leader so as to make sure everyone feels seen, heard and held. We like to start at 11am and walk for approx. 3kms (more or less), walking at a gentle pace for all.
At Soulhub we are passionate about empowering and supporting others. Hence we love to theme some our Soulwalks, giving local people an opportunity to be featured on part of a walk. People can share either their inspirational life stories or specialist subjects and talents such as botany, herbalism, foraging, gardening, music, art, dance or anything that is either educational or inspirational.
Soulwalks are always on public land and in spaces that are safe and easily accessible. They must not enter private property or any protected environment without permission.
We held our first Soulwalk in October 2019 in Richmond Park. Soon after, we collaborated with Crabtree & Evelyn to bring 7 themed Soulwalks (Safari tales, herbal medicine tour) across the major parks in London. Extract Coffee, asked us to create their Soulwalk in Bristol for customers and community. We were then well and truly up and running.
In 2020, Carmen headed off on a ‘Around the British Isles’ Soulwalk but was soon halted by the pandemic, and returned to London to host them with Andrew in Richmond Park.
Soulwalk™ aims are to facilitate:
- Better understand and compassion of ourselves and each other
- Improved mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
- Deeper connection, appreciation and conservation of our natural world
It is imperative that anyone wishing to partake in a Soulwalk™ resonates, agrees and follows the fundamental principles and values below:
- Everyone is WELCOME
- Act local, think global
- Be honest and speak only from personal experience
- Be kind and compassionate to self and others
- Empower others
- No Soulwalker is left behind
- Be YOU and be PRESENT
Terms & Conditions:
- All Soulwalks are free to participants. Soulhub has no permissions expressed or implied. Participants make use of the course at their own risk and without express permission from Soulhub.
- We will do everything within our capability and knowledge to keep you safe and well throughout our Soulwalks. However, it’s your responsibility to inform the Soulwalk Leader (before you walk) of the following:
- any medical conditions that are relevant to the activity e.g. Pacemaker, stroke.
- serious allergies such as bee stings
- if you are pregnant
- You should seek advice from your GP if you have concerns about walking for 90 mins with Soulhub.
- In joining a Soulwalk, you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the walk.
- Children under the age of 11 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
- Soulhub do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage is proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
‘In every walk with nature one received far more than he seeks.‘
Conservationist and environmentalist John Muir.
Want to get involved?
These are just some of the ways you can get involved:
- Come join us for our next Soulwalk, Bring your friends, school, families, businesses.
- Join our Soulwalk Facebook Group and other Soulwalkers around the world.
- Share news and images from your own daily Soulwalks and follow us #soulwalk @soul_hub @soul_walk
- Become a Soulwalk Leader for your community, business or university.
Hear from Soulwalkers:
“I count myself lucky to have discovered Carmen and Andrew’s Soulwalk, and the bonding with nature, trees and deep breathing that happens when you do a soulwalk. I have met ‘by chance’ some amazing people, and it’s been a breath of fresh air to arrive with no expectations (and I must admit a bit of OMG what people will I meet this week) to discover that on each walk I have been fortunate enough to have had some fantastic conversations and have embraced the unexpected, and the unexpected is what I seem to get each time !!!!! I remain a dedicated follower…”
Soulwalk Richmond, 2020
”A great walk with Soulwalk in Hyde Park. Perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. We all met at the meeting point, gathered and started our walk. During our time together we discovered parts of the park we had not seen before, which led to new conversations as the scenery led to new open thoughts and fresh perspectives. Soulwalks are such a great idea as it gives you time out of your day to day life to express hopes and dreams and realities, and therefore wellbeing in nature. I felt up lifted and looking forward to the rest of the day and week. Can’t wait to join the next walk.”
Soulwalk Hyde Park, 2019
Before the pandemic, Carmen embarked on a Soulwalk around the coast of the British Isles. This was the story, then!