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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 (5)

Guided Shinrin-yoku / Forest Bathing 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 Note: During these walks, we will follow all safety and distance recommendations. PROGRAM 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.

Guided Shinrin-yoku / Forest Bathing 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 Note: During these walks, we will follow all safety and distance recommendations. PROGRAM 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.

EcoNIDRA™ Live Stream Session

Online event

€10.00

EcoNIDRA™ Live Stream Session facilitated via Zoom "The world needs the fully alive, well-rested you, not the exhausted you." - Karen Brody Get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-econidratm-live-stream-session-126148791431 Imagine you laying down on your back and being guided on a journey through your body, senses and a series of nature-based visualisations. Your mind, emotions and body are relaxing in such a deep way that it may make you feel more refreshed than after a couple of hours of deep sleep. This is the power of yoga nidra, a guided visualisation technique with ancient roots and scientifically proven transformational effects. EcoNIDRA™ is a branch of the yoga nidra tree where nidra meets nature connection. A Forest Therapy guide at heart, Kat has created this blend of extremely deep relaxation, a deepening of our connection with nature and planting seeds of transformation in the powerfully healing state of parasympathetic nervous system dominance. For the practice of EcoNIDRA™, participants are encouraged to bring a nature being like a plant, rock, leaf or feather for their nature connection, and as a witness of their new planted intent. At the end of a session, they are encouraged to do a random act of kindness in their own environment and communities. Guided EcoNIDRA™ sessions facilitated online can help you: -Reach a deep state of mental, emotional and physical relaxation -Reduce your stress levels (lower cortisol levels, parasympathetic nervous system dominance), -Improve your immune system functioning, -Improve your sleep, -Improve your digestion and regulate appetite, -Cultivate more awareness & presence in your daily life, -Plant a seed of a new intent, -Facilitate the change of unwanted habits, =Experience the state of bliss, flow and/or greater emotional stability, -Enhance your sense of wellbeing -Experience embodied relation with your closest nature and the whole, ... and many more benefits that will be a part of your unique journey through this powerful and gentle session! Joining the live stream sessions is highly recommended for a better sense of connectedness, but the sessions will be recorded and sent to you to be enjoyed in your own time, if you can't join in real time. Where: EcoNIDRA™ sessions can be enjoyed from your home, joining is very easy and doesn't require any special equipment other than your device, earbuds and a comfortable place to rest. Upon registration, you'll receive all the tech support needed to join from your device and space. Language: English About the facilitator: Kat Novotna is founder of Way Back Home and EcoNIDRA™, a certified Yoga Nidra Teacher, Forest Therapy Guide and Body Wisdom Coach. She has many years of experience in guiding and teaching participants outdoors and online, and is using her gifts, skills and passion to help people slow down, re-charge and re-connect with nature, with themselves and others. Read more at www.waybackhome.nl --- What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra literally means yogic sleep. It is an ancient technique where the practitioner enters the deep states of conscious relaxation. It is a systematic practice of moving awareness from our external world to the inner world. It brings us to a state of deep sleep where our senses, intellect, and mind relax. We become free from the concepts of time, space and reason. When this happens, brain activity reduces, and the body goes in the healing state. Therefore, it is also said that one hour of yoga Nidra can give the same benefit of a four-hour sleep. Yoga Nidra holds immense benefits for all those who struggle to let go, those who suffer from lack of sleep, trauma, burn-out, and anxiety. It is also highly beneficial and holds great healing power for anyone who wants to experience a deeper sense of peace and re-connect more profoundly with themselves. The practice of Yoga Nidra leads us into a state of harmonious, restful being.

EcoNIDRA™ Live Stream Session

Online event

€10.00

EcoNIDRA™ Live Stream Session facilitated via Zoom Get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-econidratm-live-stream-session-126148791431 "The world needs the fully alive, well-rested you, not the exhausted you." - Karen Brody Guided EcoNIDRA™ sessions facilitated online. Enjoy being guided through this unique and powerful technique that can help you: -Reach a deep state of mental, emotional and physical relaxation -Reduce your stress levels (lower cortisol levels, parasympathetic nervous system dominance), -Improve your immune system functioning, -Improve your sleep, -Improve your digestion and regulate appetite, -Cultivate more awareness & presence in your daily life, -Plant a seed of a new intent, -Facilitate the change of unwanted habits, =Experience the state of bliss, flow and/or greater emotional stability, -Enhance your sense of wellbeing -Experience embodied relation with your closest nature and the whole, ... and many more benefits that will be a part of your unique journey through this powerful and gentle session! Joining the live stream sessions is highly recommended for a better sense of connectedness, but the sessions will be recorded and sent to you to be enjoyed in your own time, if you can't join in real time. Where: EcoNIDRA™ sessions can be enjoyed from your home, joining is very easy and doesn't require any special equipment other than your device, headphones and a comfortable place to rest. Upon registration, you'll receive all the tech support needed to join from your device and space. Language: English About the facilitator: Kat Novotna is founder of Way BAck Home and EcoNIDRA™, a certified Yoga Nidra Teacher, Forest Therapy Guide and Body Wisdom Coach. She has many years of experience in guiding and teaching participants outdoors and online, and is using her gifts, skills and passion to help people slow down, re-charge and re-connect with nature, with themselves and others. Read more at www.waybackhome.nl --- What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra literally means yogic sleep. It is an ancient technique where the practitioner enters the deep states of conscious relaxation. It is a systematic practice of moving awareness from our external world to the inner world. It brings us to a state of deep sleep where our senses, intellect, and mind relax. We become free from the concepts of time, space and reason. When this happens, brain activity reduces, and the body goes in the healing state. Therefore, it is also said that one hour of yoga Nidra can give the same benefit of a four-hour sleep. As the body enters a healing state, you can clear up the toxins at a cellular level, refresh the mind and remove baggage from the subconscious. Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone. It holds immense benefits for all those who struggle to let go, those who suffer from lack of sleep, trauma, burn-out, and anxiety. It is also highly beneficial and holds great healing power for anyone who wants to experience a deeper sense of peace and re-connect more profoundly with themselves. The practice of Yoga Nidra leads us into a state of harmonious, restful being. From here, we can heal, restore and awaken to our true, blissful and eternal Self. If done regularly, Yoga Nidra can also lead to deep healing, release of negative mental patterns and release of emotional disturbances rooted in the subconscious. The practice of Yoga Nidra is gaining popularity all over the world as more and more people experience its healing powers while ongoing research continues to prove its effectiveness.

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EcoNIDRA™ Live Stream Session

Online event

€10.00

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