Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

You are invited to take time to connect more deeply with the created world through a gentle, contemplative walk in the Amsterdamse Bos for an afternoon of of shinrin yoku – forest bathing.

There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be. Light refreshments are provided but please come prepared with whatever you need to be comfortable over a 2ish hour timeframe.

A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.

All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Meeting Place
Parking on the corner near the Europarc’s Amsterdamse Bos campground. Kleine Noorddijk 1
1187 NZ Amstelveen. There is also bus stop on that corner.

Please visit https://9292.nl/ for public transportation to the campground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 12 p.m. sharp and we finish around 14:30.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

The cost is €25. Space is limited to 18 participants.

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

You are invited to take time to connect more deeply with the created world through a gentle, contemplative walk in the Amsterdamse Bos for an afternoon of of shinrin yoku – forest bathing.

There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be. Light refreshments are provided but please come prepared with whatever you need to be comfortable over a 2ish hour timeframe.

A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.

All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Meeting Place
Parking on the corner near the Europarc’s Amsterdamse Bos campground. Kleine Noorddijk 1
1187 NZ Amstelveen. There is also bus stop on that corner.

Please visit https://9292.nl/ for public transportation to the campground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 12 p.m. sharp and we finish around 14:30.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

The cost is €25. Space is limited to 18 participants.

Outdoor Life Coaching Full-Day Training

Outdoor Life Coaching Full-Day Training

Join International Outdoor Life Coaching trainer Kimberly Knight this spring to learn how to partner with nature in your coaching, therapy or spiritual care practice.

During the training we’ll withdraw from daily life to reflect on the purpose and meaning of your life while you learn powerful outdoor coaching techniques and methods.

The training courses are useful for professionals such as (life)coaches, pastors, counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, career coaches, trainers etc.

We will explore the gifts of outdoor life coaching in the lovely forests around Vierhouten

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Silent walk
  • Practical topics
  • How to prepare your client
  • The basic questions of outdoor life coaching
  • Opening your intuition
  • Recognizing and utilizing metaphors and symbols in the environment
  • Dealing with various weather conditions
  • Dealing with obstacles, splits and junctions
  • Different types of walks
  • Using the symbolism of trees

About your guide:

I am am an international trainer authorized to give trainings in the United States by the International Institute for Outdoor Life Coaching, situated in the Netherlands. I have been leading therapeutic nature encounters in the old forests of Europe for the past five years and was trained in the extraordinary art of Outdoor Life Coaching.

I earned my M.Div. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where my studies focused on progressive and liberation theologies. While at Candler I engaged deep study of pastoral counseling, contemplative practices, constructivist pedagogy and a myriad of soulful shenanigans.

I am:
a certified ANFT nature therapy guide,
certified as an outdoor life coach;
Wilderness First Aid certified;
Veriditas trained labyrinth guide;
and nature-partnered pastoral care provider.

The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger.

Payment for this course

Participation costs €249 including reader and participation in 2 monthly online Q&A sessions thereafter.

If you do not want to pay yet because the training will not take place in the short term, please send us an email to reserve your spot. We will then send you an invoice two weeks prior to the training so you are assured of a spot in the training without being tied to the payment.

If you do pay already and we unexpectedly have to cancel the training, you will of course also get your money back.

Meeting place

Hotel Vossenberg
Elspeterbosweg 1, 8076 RA
Vierhouten


Minimum of 8 participants

The registration link below will connect you to the website and payment gateway of the International Institute for Outdoor Life Coaching.

 

 

 

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

You are invited to take time to connect more deeply with the created world through a gentle, contemplative walk in the Amsterdamse Bos for an afternoon of of shinrin yoku – forest bathing.

There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be. Light refreshments are provided but please come prepared with whatever you need to be comfortable over a 2ish hour timeframe.

A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.

All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Meeting Place
Parking on the corner near the Europarc’s Amsterdamse Bos campground. Kleine Noorddijk 1
1187 NZ Amstelveen. There is also bus stop on that corner.

Please visit https://9292.nl/ for public transportation to the campground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 12 p.m. sharp and we finish around 14:30.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

The cost is €25. Space is limited to 18 participants.

Nature Mandala Walk in the Panbos

Nature Mandala Walk in the Panbos

You are invited to enjoy a morning to explore your love for nature with creative expressions honoring our inner and outer landscapes.

Over the course of our 2-hour walk you may experience gentle stress reduction by and the healing medicine of the forest. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Kimberly Knight, MDiv, we will engage in a series of relaxing invitations to awaken our senses, deepen, open awareness and (re)connect with the natural world of which we are a part.

How to find us
We will meet in the parking lot of the Panbos at 10 a.m. and begin our walk promptly at 10:10 a.m.

Be prepared 
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk.
All participants of any of Wildwood activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Cost
The recommended cost of this shared experiences is €20, but please do not let cost stand in your way because everyone, everyone, everyone is welcome. If you would like to attend, but a €20 social/creative event is not in your budget this month, PLEASE email me to reserve your spot.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

Mandala is a word comes from the Sanskrit word ‘circle’. Throughout history mandalas have been used in different cultures to represent a spiritual connection with the universe. Usually round with intricate symmetrical patterns and shapes, mandalas re-establish and strengthen relationships within the natural world and ourselves. Gratitude is a key component of our perspective of our happiness. It is a reflective inner sense which when practiced has the power to transition thought processes, strengthen our emotional intelligence, relationships and increase our sense of well-being.

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

For a couple of hours, you are invited to experience the Amsterdamse Bos in a gentle, contemplative way. There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be.

A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.

All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Meeting Place
Parking on the corner near the Europarc’s Amsterdamse Bos campground. Kleine Noorddijk 1
1187 NZ Amstelveen. There is also bus stop on that corner.

Please visit https://9292.nl/ for public transportation to the campground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 11:00 sharp and we finish around 13:30.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

The cost is €20 per person – all proceeds will be donated to Democrats Abroad.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos for DA

The mid-term election season is fraught with anticipation, worry, excitement and hope. With so much to do in our personal and political lives, it is easy to lose touch with our inner calm and the outer landscape of beauty that surrounds us.

This special forest bathing (shinrin yoku) morning is planned especially for Democrats Abroad for a chance to (re)connect with nature and replenish our energy to continue the work we are called to do.

For a couple of hours, you are invited to experience the Amsterdamse Bos in a gentle, contemplative way. There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be.

A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.

All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Meeting Place
Parking on the corner near the Europarc’s Amsterdamse Bos campground. Kleine Noorddijk 1
1187 NZ Amstelveen. There is also bus stop on that corner.

Please visit https://9292.nl/ for public transportation to the campground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 11:00 sharp and we finish around 13:30.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

The cost is €22 per person – all proceeds will be donated to Democrats Abroad.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

Wildwood Retreat

Wildwood Retreat

Is it time to realign your compass?

Then maybe this brief retreat in the Amsterdam Bos is just for you. You are invited to this time to step away from whatever your normal is and invest a little time in a craft new, more mindful normal.

Spend Whit Monday weekend in the delightful little campground on the south side of the Amsterdam Bos.

Accommodations

Book your own accommodations at the Europarcs campground.

Transportation

Here are the Google Maps coordinates to find the park. There is a bus stop right outside the park.

Although it is recommended that folks make plans to be present for the entire weekend in order to personally gain as much as possible from the immersive experience; if you would like to come up for just a portion of the weekend, reach out and let me know and we will figure out how to make that work.

Cost

Costs for accommodations and transportation are the responsibility of participants.
Kayak rental is €9 an hour and we will be on the water for 2-3 hours.
Participants should bring their own food and perhaps a bit to share for potluck dinners Saturday and Sunday night.
A donation of €50 for the nature connected activities will be greatly appreciated, but please do not let that amount prevent you from participation. Sharing as your budget allows is a generous gift from the heart and will be received with deep gratitude.

General outline of the weekend – subject to changes as the Spirit may lead.

Saturday, June 4th

4 p.m. – Welcome gathering & setting intentions

5 p.m. – Nature Mandalas

7 p.m. Potluck Dinner

Sunday, June 5th

10 a.m. Morning Meditation

11-1:30 – Forest Bathing in Amsterdam Bos (pack a light lunch)

3 p.m. – Kayak trip

7 p.m. – Potluck Dinner

Monday, June 6th

9 a.m. – Morning walking meditation

10 a.m. – Closing gathering

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

You are invited to take time to connect more deeply with the created world through a gentle, contemplative walk in the Panbos of Katwijk with morning of shinrin yoku – forest bathing.

There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be. Light refreshments are provided but please come prepared with whatever you need to be comfortable over a 2ish hour timeframe.

A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.

All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Meeting Place
The bike racks in the Panbos car park

• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 10 a.m. sharp and we finish around 12:30.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

The cost is €18. Space is limited to 18 participants.

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

Forest Bathing in Amsterdamse Bos

You are invited to take time to connect more deeply with the created world through a gentle, contemplative walk in the Amsterdamse Bos with morning of shinrin yoku – forest bathing.

There will be a short hike at the beginning and end but very little physical activity overall, with plenty of time to just sit and be. Light refreshments are provided but please come prepared with whatever you need to be comfortable over a 2ish hour timeframe.

A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.

• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.

All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Meeting Place
Parking lot just outside the Europarc’s Amsterdamse Bos campground. Kleine Noorddijk 1
1187 NZ Amstelveen. Please visit https://9292.nl/ for public transportation to the campground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 12:00 sharp and we finish around 14:30.

In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.

The cost is €18. Space is limited to 18 participants.