Nature & Forest Therapy
Nature & Forest Therapy is a relational practice. Its aim is to support a web of relationships between people and the planet. A guided nature & forest therapy walk is a structured experience where participants get to connect with nature through their senses, slow down, and be with themselves and the land in the present moment.
EcoNIDRA™ is a deeply relaxing, deeply nourishing practice that supports mind, body, and soul. Simply put, it is a combination of Yoga Nidra and nature connection. During an EcoNIDRA session, participants are gently guided in meditation through their senses and often enter a dreamlike state of relaxed awareness. Imagination can soar and internal batteries can get recharged.
Mindful Eating is a gentle practice of self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-care. When we learn to eat mindfully, we become more attuned to our body's innate wisdom that has been developed through generations. Only we can know what foods work for us, what foods are the most nourishing both for our physical body and for our soul. Mindful Eating is a tool of personal empowerement.
Why Nature Connection Practices?
Mindful and embodied nature explorations can help with
Slowing down and engaging with nature and our food through our senses activates the parasympathetic nervous system and lowers levels of a stress hormone cortisol.
As shown by some studies, a walk in a forest leads to increased levels of NK cells in our system. These cells protect the body from pathogens.
Nature & Forest Therapy and EcoNIDRA produce a calming effect on prefrontal brain activity. The thinking brain gets a break!
Being in nature boosts problem-solving and creativity by allowing people to reconnect with their imagination and experience a state of flow.
Nature connection practices have a grounding effect, anchoring people in the present moment through sensory awareness and exploration.
Participants report feeling more connected to self and the web of life as well as finding support from nature with difficult life transitions.
"My first experience doing an EcoNIDRA session was awesome! It was so relaxing and I even fell asleep for a few minutes but I felt as if I was sleeping for 4 hours. My body was never relaxed like this before. I would highly recommend it to everybody."
— Rachel Kim -