A guided walk to improve wellbeing through connection to the land, to others, and most importantly ourselves.
Sunday 5 March
Gather from 2:30pm at the corner of Separation Street and Smith Street Alphington. We will then walk down together to start the trail at 3pm.
We invite activists, campaigners and anyone involved in social and environmental change work to join us in the beautiful surrounds of Darebin Parklands for a guided walk of the Spiritual Healing Trail with Aboriginal Elder Trevor Gallagher. The trail provides a space to gather, learn, heal, connect and reflect.
“As you enter Darebin Parklands, you are embarking on a spiritual journey, into the realm of nature and possibilities, as you walk toward the gum trees, let the leaves welcome and refresh you, allow them to relieve any stress, tension and division from your mind, to encourage you to focus on the reason for your visit…”
The Spiritual Healing Trail was designed by the Darebin Aboriginal Working Party and Uncle Reg Blow with support of the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people. It is a gift from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as a gesture of reconciliation to promote good health and wellbeing.
This is the second session of Plan to Thrive’s monthly Activist Wellbeing Workshops. It will be led by local Elder Uncle Trevor, a cultural educator who is passionate about reconciliation and sharing Indigenous culture.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale with pay the rent spaces free and no one turned away for lack of funds.
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Helen Cox shares her experience of the walking the trail:
‘Walking the Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail provided me with an opportunity to slow down and learn about indigenous culture in Melbourne. Not being Australian, I found this was a great opportunity to connect more deeply to the place I was living (and a moment to reflect on HOW I was living) and am thankful to the elders who provided this gift to the City of Darebin. The trail poses some simple reflective questions and ties these into the experience of observing and connecting with the natural features of the park. As someone who is more comfortable outdoors and learns through movement, I found this incredibly accessible and useful – I am thrilled for those who will also be guided by the knowledge of the excellent guides working in collaboration with Plan To Thrive.’