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Re-connecting with nature, relaxation, natural mindfulness, sensory experience that helps us slow down the busy monkey mind, anti-stress, sharper cognition and focus, boosted creativity and body's immune system functioning, amazing health benefits, improved mood and relationships... That's all we need in this challenging new world, isn't it? 🖤 Shinrin-yoku (aka Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy) walks with Kat Novotna, a professional Forest Therapy guide certified by the international Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Kat is also an artist donating 100% of the profit to Trees for All for planting of new trees, and works as a Co-chair of the European Council of ANFT. More information: www.waybackhome.info #foresttherapy #forestbathing #shinrinyoku #naturetherapy #ecotherapy #bosbaden #bostherapie #natuurtherapie

Upcoming events (4)

Guided Shinrin-yoku Walk in Maarn

Buurtsteeg 7

€35.00

A guided Shinrin-yoku walk is full of nature and human connection helping you to relax, recharge your batteries, improve your moods and concentration, boost your immune system functioning, the felt experience of aliveness, slowing down the stream of habitual thinking, getting new insights, being naturally creative and bringing all of this with a big smile back home. The guide, trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, will help you slow down, get into your senses and out of the stream of habitual thinking, re-connect with your own body and support your experience while not disturbing it's own process. She will also facilitate very informal sharing circles where everything is welcome and nothing is mandatory. The Art of Shinrin-yoku is a profound way of deepening the connection with yourself, with others and with the more-than-human world which can be compared to the effects of a more-day trip in nature. More information: http://waybackhome.info/en/home PROGRAM[masked] Guided Shinrin-yoku forest walk*, Forest tea & snacks in the forest *During the Shinrin-yoku forest walk, we’ll dive into the forest and experience living in the here and now. Along the various trails in the beautiful forest of Landgoed Heidestein, the participants will be invited to do a few activities. These help to slow down your pace and the stream of habitual thinking, to pay attention to the sensory perceptions and to re-connect with nature and with ourselves. Between the activities, we’ll gather in a listening circle (council). Everyone can share their experience with the group, if they like. Sharing is not mandatory, as silence is also a very powerful way of sharing. What to take with you: Wear comfortable shoes for easy trails and dress for the weather. Our pace will be slow, so maybe add an extra clothing layer, just to be sure; a rain jacket/coat is always a good idea. -Location: Landgoed Huis te Maarn, Maarn, Utrecht province, Netherlands -Starting point: Buurtsteeg 7, Maarn -Duration: 3 hours -Registration and payment: The fee can be paid via PayPal or bank transfer (Tikkie). You can also register here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-guided-forest-bathing-shinrin-yoku-walk-in-maarn-60616805497 -Language: English or Dutch, depending on the group's preferences - Costs & what is included: The price is incl. tea and snacks for tea ceremony. - Note: Due to weather conditions, a scheduled walk can be postponed to another date. In that case, you'll receive a message with alternative dates to choose from. There is a min. number of 3 participants for a walk to take place.

Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) Weekend Retreat

Buurtsteeg 7

€300.00

The Shinrin-yoku Retreat in the Netherlands is my invitation for you to re-connect with your true self, nature and other human or non-human beings through guided immersion in a beautiful Dutch nature park of Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The program of the retreat is designed to help you opening your senses, getting naturally mindful, calm, connected, refreshed and renewed. Trained and certified by the American Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, the guide is trained to enhance sensory perception, facilitating connection with place, body, nature and the more-than-human world. She can help you to slow down, turn off the stream of habitual thinking and establish embodied contact with the present moment. The guide works in partnership with Nature and also have a function of a supportive witness, enabling participants to experience whatever the natural environment has to offer to them at the moment. The retreat is a real treat for anyone looking for more connection, focus, creativity and relaxation, boosting their immune system and improving their physical, mental and spiritual health at the same time. When: Saturday and Sunday 12th - 13th October 2019 Where & Accommodation: De Buurtsteeg Nature accommodation (Utrechtse Heuvelrug), De Buurtsteeg 7, 3951 AA Maarn. The retreat will take place in De Buurtsteeg, a comfortable nice accommodation in nature, with a house, a lovely shed and an open outdoor space with a fire place. From the property, we'll have direct access to the forest surrounding it. The intention of the owner is to use the house and the local forest in a meaningful way while connecting people with nature. Please find more information about the accommodation, as well as pictures at: http://waybackhome.info/en/retreat Program: Saturday:[masked] Welcome with coffee and tea[masked] Guided Shinrin-yoku forest walk[masked] Lunch[masked] Guided creative forest walk[masked] Dinner[masked] Fire circle, storytelling Sunday:[masked] Breakfast[masked] Medicine walk (barefoot walk, if you like) and council[masked]:00 Lunch and retreat closing Please download a detailed program in Dutch here or contact me for more information in English: http://waybackhome.info/retreat Meals: Four meals (lunch and dinner on Saturday + breakfast and lunch on Sunday), coffee, tea and snacks are included in the price. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions, allergies etc. Language: English, with possible translations to Dutch; participants may speak both languages, depending on their preference. Price: The price of the retreat is incl. retreat program, accommodation for 1 night in De Buurtsteeg, four meals (lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), coffee, tea and some treats, plus a little surprise! :) Please register and buy your ticket here: http://waybackhome.info/en/retreat or contact me for other possibilities. Capacity: The capacity is limited for 10 participants + 1 guide.

NEW: Shinrin-yoku & T-shirt making Workshop!

Buurtsteeg 7

€115.00

SHINRIN-YOKU AND T-SHIRT MAKING WORKSHOP The Shinrin-yoku and T-shirt making Workshop is a thoroughly chosen package of some of the most nourishing things for our hearts, souls bodies and peace of mind: *Simply being in beautiful nature, *Engaging in activities that help us forget about time, our schedules, daily tasks and routines (or: being in the flow) *Spending meaningful time with people of similar interests who enjoy being in nature and creating freely, *Getting still, playful and peaceful and *Making something hand-made and keeping it, giving it to our loved ones or donating it for planting of new trees. The 5-hour workshop consists of a guided Shinrin-yoku forest walk and a T-shirt making workshop: Shinrin-yoku is a practice of mindful time spent in healing natural environments, especially forests. The practice is now spreading all over the world, as people are increasingly recognizing the healing benefits of re-connecting with nature, with themselves and with others and taking a break from technology and the fast pace of our modern lives. The walk will be guided by a guide certified by the international Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, who will introduce you to the Art of Forest Bathing in the ANFT Way and while walking in the beautiful forest of Landgoed Huis te Maarn, she will invite you to do a few activities which are empirically proven to help you slow down, come out of tour head and make embodied contact with your own body, the present moment a place through your senses. Shinrin-yoku walks have a great effect on our moods, relaxation and sense of well-being that have been compared to the well-known 3-day-effect while hiking in nature, and we’ll be likely to experience this after just 2 – 3 hours! The walks also improve our immune system functioning and physical health markers, sharpen our focus and boost our creativity. We’ll end the walk with a tea ceremony with tea made of local plants, and delicious vegetarian snacks and/or lunch. After the Shinrin-yoku walk and inspired by nature, we’ll walk back to our base, where we’ll find our workshop materials for T-shirt making. We’ll paint on T-shirts, using high quality fabric paint and markers, natural materials like real leaves or pine cones as stencils, and a big collection of nature inspired collection of stencils and wooden stamps created and gathered for our use. You don’t have to consider yourself being an artist or 'talented' at all to join and create something unique, authentic and inspired by nature and the moment. No previous experience with (fabric) painting needed! Inspiration from nature, the stencils, stamps and my guiding will help you on the way. The unique T-shirts that we create, inspired by nature in a state of open sensory connectedness will be yours, machine washable and you can either proudly wear it yourself, give it as a present to someone you love, or donate it by selling it via Katreative Etsy webshop where 100% of every sold piece goes to Trees of All for planting of new trees in the Netherlands and Bolivia/Uganda. *Needed: comfortable shoes and clothes that may possibly get dirty, rain jacket, possibly: extra own clothing to paint on. *Price: The price is EUR 115,- p.p. and is including: -A guided Forest Therapy walk of 2,5 hours, -Forest tea made of local plants & healthy vegetarian snacks/lunch, -Creative T-shirt making Workshop of 2,5 hours -All supplies needed (high quality fabric paint, markers, stencils, wooden stamps, texture makers, brushes...) -1 T-shirt of your choice to paint on. *About the guide: Kat is an ANFT certified Forest Therapy guide and textile artist with her project Katreative donating 100% of her profits to Trees for All for planting of new trees. Read more & connect: Shinrin-yoku impressions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waybackhome.info/ Kat's hand-painted fashion on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katreative/ Katreative webshop on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/katreative

NEW: Shinrin-yoku & T-shirt making Workshop!

Buurtsteeg 7

€115.00

SHINRIN-YOKU AND T-SHIRT MAKING WORKSHOP The Shinrin-yoku and T-shirt making Workshop is a thoroughly chosen package of some of the most nourishing things for our hearts, souls bodies and peace of mind: *Simply being in beautiful nature, *Engaging in activities that help us forget about time, our schedules, daily tasks and routines (or: being in the flow) *Spending meaningful time with people of similar interests who enjoy being in nature and creating freely, *Getting still, playful and peaceful and *Making something hand-made and keeping it, giving it to our loved ones or donating it for planting of new trees. The 5-hour workshop consists of a guided Shinrin-yoku forest walk and a T-shirt making workshop: Shinrin-yoku is a practice of mindful time spent in healing natural environments, especially forests. The practice is now spreading all over the world, as people are increasingly recognizing the healing benefits of re-connecting with nature, with themselves and with others and taking a break from technology and the fast pace of our modern lives. The walk will be guided by a guide certified by the international Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, who will introduce you to the Art of Forest Bathing in the ANFT Way and while walking in the beautiful forest of Landgoed Huis te Maarn, she will invite you to do a few activities which are empirically proven to help you slow down, come out of tour head and make embodied contact with your own body, the present moment a place through your senses. Shinrin-yoku walks have a great effect on our moods, relaxation and sense of well-being that have been compared to the well-known 3-day-effect while hiking in nature, and we’ll be likely to experience this after just 2 – 3 hours! The walks also improve our immune system functioning and physical health markers, sharpen our focus and boost our creativity. We’ll end the walk with a tea ceremony with tea made of local plants, and delicious vegetarian snacks and/or lunch. After the Shinrin-yoku walk and inspired by nature, we’ll walk back to our base, where we’ll find our workshop materials for T-shirt making. We’ll paint on T-shirts, using high quality fabric paint and markers, natural materials like real leaves or pine cones as stencils, and a big collection of nature inspired collection of stencils and wooden stamps created and gathered for our use. You don’t have to consider yourself being an artist or 'talented' at all to join and create something unique, authentic and inspired by nature and the moment. No previous experience with (fabric) painting needed! Inspiration from nature, the stencils, stamps and my guiding will help you on the way. The unique T-shirts that we create, inspired by nature in a state of open sensory connectedness will be yours, machine washable and you can either proudly wear it yourself, give it as a present to someone you love, or donate it by selling it via Katreative Etsy webshop where 100% of every sold piece goes to Trees of All for planting of new trees in the Netherlands and Bolivia/Uganda. *Needed: comfortable shoes and clothes that may possibly get dirty, rain jacket, possibly: extra own clothing to paint on. *Price: The price is EUR 115,- p.p. and is including: -A guided Forest Therapy walk of 2,5 hours, -Forest tea made of local plants & healthy vegetarian snacks/lunch, -Creative T-shirt making Workshop of 2,5 hours -All supplies needed (high quality fabric paint, markers, stencils, wooden stamps, texture makers, brushes...) -1 T-shirt of your choice to paint on. *About the guide: Kat is an ANFT certified Forest Therapy guide and textile artist with her project Katreative donating 100% of her profits to Trees for All for planting of new trees. Read more & connect: Shinrin-yoku impressions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waybackhome.info/ Kat's hand-painted fashion on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katreative/ Katreative webshop on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/katreative

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Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku) walk

Hotel en Conferentiecentrum Landgoed Zonheuvel

€35.00

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