Hello, I’m Sabine, originally from Switzerland. In the past years I studied extensively the works of Marshall Rosenberg’s nonviolent communication and completed a mediator’s training based on his principles. I was struck by the different approach to conflict I experienced in these courses to what I was used to. It was very liberating for me to move away from thinking about who is right and who is wrong in conflict. Instead, the focus becomes finding the needs behind the parts that get so triggered and hurt in a conflict. This approach gave me a whole new blueprint on how we can live together with more connection and understanding and it has helped me develop an inner compass that I am trusting more and more. I’m clearer about my own values and am eager to explore with others new ways of holding community.
Hi, I’m Lucinda, originally from the US and now centered in Delft. From the first time I experienced yoga 25 years ago, I have felt grateful for the opportunity to leave my busy mind and come more fully into my body and spirit. During the first two decades of my practice, I followed vigorous styles of yoga such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa, but in the past few years I have felt deeply nourished by slower styles, such as Yin, Restorative, and gentle Hatha. I wholeheartedly believe that yoga is for everybody and every *body*, no matter your size or shape, disability, or age. (I personally have found that my practice has deepened, even as my body has aged and experienced some physical limitations.) I very much look forward to connecting through yoga and beyond during our forest retreat.
Art teacher by day, culinary explorer, always.
For the past 35 years I have had the pleasure of teaching visual art in several media while working with students in the classroom. Photography, and acrylic painting are areas I practice most regularly. I also enjoy journaling and spontaneous sketching. The place where I become fully involved in getting my hands on shapes and textures, aromas and flavours is in the kitchen. That’s where I like to practice an old favourite or spend time conjuring and experimenting, creating a new recipe. I work with seasonal fresh ingredients bringing nature’s bounty to the table. For this woodland retreat I would like to embrace what we gather in the forest: sights, sounds, smells, textures, colours and shapes to inspire a small piece of art through reflective writing and visual expression. I look forward to sharing this incredible experience with you.
Hi, I am Kimberly, the grateful coordinator of our retreat and the foudner of Wildwood Wisdom. My life has has many branches that have led me to a wild love for the natural world. I am a certified nature therapy guide (ANFT), an outdoor spiritual caregiver (M.Div.), labyrinth facilitator and oddly enough, a digital strategist working only for folx who are helping bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. 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. I hope that our retreat will be a dat in which we can flourish and discern together how best to live into that fiercely tender calling.