Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria
BSRV provides many opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, get active and enjoy the company of others. Our great program co-ordinators arrange a variety of wonderful outings which may include a poetry reading, a talk, a tour and lunch. If you or someone you know would like to join a walking group or find someone to walk with in your local area, please contact us. We'd love you to join us and join in.
The Walking with Willpower program promotes fitness, wellbeing and community involvement by matching adults who have low or no vision with a trained, friendly volunteer in their local area to share together the benefits of walking. Many great friendships have been developed through this program.
Walk in the Park program provides group walks and camps in a range of parks in Victoria for people who are blind or vision impaired. The volunteers assist with park orientation, sign reading and provision of verbal descriptions of the surrounding natural environment. This program offers a great opportunity for social interaction while improving your general fitness in some of Victoria’s iconic parks. We are always happy to welcome new walkers.
Forest bathing is inspired by a Japanese practice and has many health benefits. It involves immersing ourselves in nature, focusing on our senses, slowing down to be present in the moment, and noticing what is around us. You can join accredited Nature therapy guide Emma Swann on guided forest bathing walks where participants walk slowly, engage their senses and explore nature.
Our Forest Bathing / Immersion walks are part of 'The Sensing Nature' project funded by Parks Victoria that offers training for vision impaired people to co-guide forest therapy walks, using their unique non visual senses. Check our news and events page, our socials and join up for our newsletter to be informed of any upcoming walking dates.
These programs are suitable for people over 18 years of age.
'Walking with Willpower' will match participants and volunteers in their local area on days/times that are suitable to both eg once per week
'Walk in the Park' and 'Forest Bathing' walks are held at various locations throughout the year. Participants and volunteers will usually meet at Kooyong and travel together by mini bus. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us for a walk.
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Please contact BSRV via the details below.
Costs varies depending on intended location and activities.
To join in, as a particpant or volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rachel on 0493 105 800.
Interested? Please fill out the below form to enquire.
This yoga class goes beyond optimising movement in the major joints to teaching ‘tools’ to escape busy mind chatter.
A great introduction to Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, you can participate in group walks, or pair up with a sighted volunteer in your local area.
Come and learn one of the world's most popular sports at the home of the Australian Open. Blind Tennis for all ages.
Join this fun sport, where a specially adapted guide rail enables a person to bowl independently.