Yoga and Dog Walking Mini Adventure

Join Janice & Frida the Puli for a fun and lively dog walk with vegan food, silent walking meditations and a dog friendly yoga class along the way. You do not need a dog to join this event, all are welcome

Date

TBC

About our Adventure

We will walk along the River Lea and through beautiful wild greens of Walthamstow Marshes and Middlesex Filter Beds Nature Reserve, where we will stop for an outdoor yoga session. We will continue our walk along the canal through Hackney Marshes to Mother Works a dog friendly plant based cafe/restaurant. Our walk will end at Hackney Wick Overground station.

The walks will be both social at times with plenty of time to chit chat and get to know our fellow walkers and pups. We will also practice a silent walking meditation, so up to 30 minutes of our walk through the Marshes will be in silence as we connect within and become one with the nature around us without the distraction of chat

We will walk at an easy pace

Your dog, your responsibility! 

Day Schedule

Approximate schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. Meeting point Markfield Park, a very short walk from South Tottenham Overground Station or Seven Sisters Tube Station

  • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Walk along the River Lea, through Walthamstow Marshes and the Nature Reserve

  • 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. - Outdoor yoga class on the nature reserve

  • 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Continue along the canal to Hear East

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Vegan lunch and gentle social at Mother Works

Emergency Rainy Day Schedule

Note if it rains we will still walk so wrap up warm and have your waterproofs at the ready, however we will change the schedule slightly so we end up at the yoga studio in Dalston Kingsland for class

  • 10:00 a.m. Meeting point Markfield Park, a very short walk from South Tottenham Overground Station or Seven Sisters Tube Station

  • 10:15 - 11:15 - Walk along the River Lea, through Walthamstow Marshes, Hackney Marshes and the Nature Reserve,

  • 11:15 - 12:15 - Light vegan lunch/snack at Mother Works

  • 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Overground train together from Hackney Wick to Dalston Kingsland and a short walk to the yoga studio

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Yoga Class at Light Yoga Space studio

What you will need

  • Yoga clothes that you can stretch comfortably in such as sweatpants/leggings/shorts and a t-shirt

  • Yoga mat (you are welcome to borrow one from the yoga studio but will need to arrange to pick it up in advance)

  • A yoga mat bag or strap to carry your mat

  • Warm, breathable, waterproof walking clothes just in case

  • Sun cream, hat, sunglasses

  • Weather appropriate protection

  • Comfortable weather proof walking shoes

  • Snacks for the walk and/or cash/card for lunch

  • Water to drink and for your dog

  • Stuff for your dog

 

Meeting point

Markfield Park, a very short walk from South Tottenham Overground Station or Seven Sisters Tube Station

 

About Janice

The walk and yoga will be led by Janice Kate Fisher co-director of Light Yoga Space. 

Janice has been studying Sivananda classical hatha yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for 17. She is passionate about supporting herself and others on the journey towards radiant mental and physical health, a healthy body-image, and self-acceptance. She very much believes that every-'body' can  benefit from the transformative power of yoga.  She is dedicated to Sivananda yoga and believes wholeheartedly in it as a practical force for good in the world. 

“I am working more and more with exploring the healing potential of practicing yoga in the presence of animals. Animals seem to be very drawn to the gentle, healing energy of yoga and meditation, and gentle people seem to be drawn to the healing energy of animals.

I believe animals have much to give us and teach us on their terms, and we are there to love and support them and certainly in this human centred society take care of them and protect them from harm.”
— a word from Janice

Note:

  • If it rains on the day put on your waterproofs as the walk will still take place, however we will reroute and reshuffle the schedule to end with the yoga class at Light Yoga Space studio. We will get the overground together from Hackney Wick to Dalston Kingsland

  • No refunds for weather unless the weather is so severe that we need to cancel

  • Meal at Mother Works not included in price of event