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Intensive 6 weeks training to multi-day hiking
Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday 11th June 2023
Commit, Create and Endure.
This is an Intensive 6 week training program from 3rd May to 11th June 2023.
A unique opportunity to commit, create, and endure a multi-day hiking experience.
Gain confidence, inspiration and practical knowledge required for safe and capable hiking with a small group of like-minded aspiring hikers on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
The group as a collective throughout the course, will create the route, commit and endure a multi-day hike on 9th to 11th June. The groups ideas and aspirations are set to what you are wanting and willing to achieve from this experience!!
You will need to be able to commit as an individual and be accountable as a group member, show up, be reliable, be willing to push yourself harder than you thought possible, train and have fun in the elements with other budding Sunshine Coast Hikers. You will be amazed at what you are capable of with the right support, guidance and group dynamics.
This program is strictly limited to ten motivated individuals only. An INVESTMENT of $613.75pp + $61.38GST. Payment plans available on request,
It is truly an honour to do this work – to spend my life in the spirit of adventure with people willingly adapting to new environments and challenges. There are notable connections between hikers’ well-being and the landscape. Water (blue spaces) are associated with reported increases in mood and self-esteem. Forested landscapes (greenness) is associated with greater psychological and physiological benefits. Incorporated into these blue and green spaces, biodiversity may provide a pathway to human well-being. Hikers’ cortisol decreases more and more, as they pass through more biodiverse areas and landscapes they perceive to be aesthetically pleasing. Aesthetic perceptions are considered important components to beautiful landscapes. Hikers who value and benefit from these landscapes can underestimate their impact on biodiversity, thus future use value. Understanding the human–environment interactions between hikers and nature is imperative for continued sustainable use of precious ecosystems.
It’s no wonder that we’re seeing such an increase in hiking as we seek to anchor our roots deep into the soil at the same time as reaching for the stars. Working in the wellness industry is always reminding me of the importance of growth but also of rest, the wellbeing of humans in nature, and reminds me to have gratitude. Here’s to a program full of connection, challenges and wellbeing!
Calm your mind and elevate your body. Let’s commit, create and endure a wonderful experience together.
Much Love, Jen x
To register your interest or for more information please email Jen email@example.com
Detailed Program Information:
WEEK ONE: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND COMMITMENT
We will start the program on Wednesday 3rd May 5pm at The Farm Gym, We will be joined by Caleb from Didgeridoo Music Therapy for acknowledgment to country and beautiful lifting didgeridoo performance and smoke ceremony. Straight into an introductory session lead by Luke, a great way to break the ice and get to know each other from the beginning. Finishing by 7pm.
Sunday 7/5/23 at 5:30am. Lead by Jen. We will head to Noosa National Park very early to get a carpark, watch the sunrise on the coastal trail and keep cool in the morning hours. We will walk to Sunshine Beach and return, 10.8km coastal walk, it is a nice distance to start with because there is so many beautiful lookouts and beaches to stop if required. Highly recommend a swim at Noosa Main Beach to finish as a reward for the effort. Finish well before lunchtime. (I will park in town to grab a coffee afterwards it this adds extra km’s).
WEEK TWO: KNOWLEDGE
Wednesday 10/5/23 at 5pm. Lead by Jen at Body Heights Nambour for a content heavy information session. This is when we find out all the helpful hints on what is absolutely necessary for multi day hikes and what is not, we can pair up and share some equipment to make our packs lighter or you can go completely independent. This is when we build on our skills, awareness and knowledge on gear, food, safety and minimal impact on parks and wildlife that is imperative to safe and mindful hiking. This is a very content heavy session finished by 7pm.
Sunday 14/5/23 at 7am. Lead by Jen at Baxter Falls. This is only a short walk, but we will be doing it weighted!! A steep rainforest trail to Baxter Falls 7.6km return. This is my favourite weekend track if you haven’t been you will love the waterfall and suspension bridge, highly recommend having a dip at the bottom. We will be finished early around 10am so you can get back to your weekend. (We do have an option for the super keen to push further and add extra km’s) finish by 10am.
WEEK THREE: STRENGTH
Wednesday 17/5/23 at 5pm. Lead by Luke at The Farm Gym. We will continue building on our goals, group dynamics and team building of course with strength and endurance, this session we will be adding weight again!!. Finish by 6:30pm
Sunday 21/5/23 at 7am. Lead by Jen at the exceptional Yul-Yan-Man Loop. This is a beautiful 10.6km loop trail with exceptional views of the Glass House Mountains. This is a grade 5 walking trail (therefore no weight) just camelbacks and snacks.. One of the most rewarding tracks on the Sunshine Coast. Finish by 10:30-11am
WEEK FOUR: MINDSET
Wednesday 24/5/23 at 5pm we will continue moving with Yoga for Hiking! Finished by 6:30pm.
Sunday 28/5/23 at 6:20am for Sunrise at Mooloolaba Beach short walk to Alexandra Headland Beach. By 8am we start our “Balanced Morning” in Alexandra Headland, this is when we build tools which support and improve our stress response, boost health and welling, in a safe supportive environment which allows you to overcome adversity and general day to day stress! Guided breath work & meditation experience with sound, Individual ice bath experience (up to 5 minutes), Magnesium bath for quick recovery, Infrared Sauna, Guided group cacao ceremony, Connection & sharing for Integration of the awareness, downloads and wisdom obtained from the experience. We will be finished by 10am.
WEEK FIVE: GROUP DYNAMICS
Wednesday 31/5/23 at 5pm. Lead by Luke, our final session at The Farm Gym this session is designed for fun! straight into more strength and endurance, team building, dirt and obstacles. Finish by 6:30pm.
Sunday 4/6/23 at 7am. Lead by Jen. One way walk from Baroon Pocket to Kondalilla Falls, 13km with plenty of ascending and descending sections following Obi Creek passing the falls at the end so we can have a swim on the way out.
WEEK SIX: ENDURE
Wednesday 7/6/23 at 5pm.Lead by Jen at Body Heights for information session. This is a very important session as a group for choosing our final hiking route. Trip planning, risk management, itinerary list, contingency plans, weather report, considerations for food, everything else we need to create a safe fun experience together. Finished by 6:30pm
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June. Gheerulla Loop, 34km. We will finally endure our highly anticipated Multi-Day Hike as a group with other competent, safe, experienced, mindful and all round better humans. Small debrief to finish.
Please email me if you are interested or have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Body Heights Hiking Programs acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we hike. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. Commit, Create and Endure Adventures are committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.