"If you're realizing that you're too far from home (your inner nature) and are considering Forest Therapy, don't look any further. Kat is an unusually beautiful soul who is deeply connected to nature and has a wisdom beyond her years. She lives what she offers. I had one conversation with her and had surprising insights." - K.G. Johnston, author of The Way of Effortless Leadership
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"Going forest bathing with Kat was delicious. I never move slow, I never want to, but three hours in a forest with Kat slowed my pace down, naturally and in a way that felt good to me. It is a truly relaxing experience with a wonderful guide. afterwards I was in a great mood, re-energized and feeling more in tune with myself and my surroundings. Do I recommend anyone to join Kat? Yes, I certainly do. unless you don't like trees ;)"
"I had the great pleasure of being introduced to the Japanese practice of forest bathing by Kat. I didn’t know what to expect other than to be in the forest going for a walk. What I experienced was a pleasant surprise. We entered nature, explored it with our 5 + senses, and connected with the earth, it’s trees and the environment in an intuitive manner. Much of this was done in silence. Kat was a gentle, inviting and welcoming guide. I highly recommend this for people who are looking for a low key way to connect with themselves and their surroundings. It works well with small groups, teams, good friends and for a solo inquiry. I will do it again! I left feeling refreshed, energized, and relaxed. Highly recommended. Thank you."
"Our team of 5 had a truly remarkable experience forest bathing with Kat. She really helped us to slow down and find peace in nature. Most special of all is to feel the serene power of nature! I would recommend this for any individual or group seeking peace."
"Kat is a very open and authentic Shinrin-yoku guide. I had the pleasure to experience nature bathing for the very first time under her care, and I am happy I chose Kat for that. She allows space for the participants to make their own choices and makes sure everyone is comfortable. I highly recommend her."
"I arrived stressed and preoccupied. I left smiling and singing."
"I felt considerably more peaceful, less physically tense, and I noticed a sharpening and richening of my perceptions. I have noticed that I am thinking less agitatedly. It is a wonderful gift to be able to slow down and connect to nature."
"You go into the forest with your human mind, sort of thinking "I am going to do this and that"... and then, at one stage, the forest takes over. And you are no longer deciding anything. This is when it becomes magic... each time again! Thank you forest, for your endless gifts; and thank you Kat, for so sweetly opening the doors!"
"Thank you so much for that special experience in the forest. Those few hours spent all together communing with the trees and dirt have stayed with me even until today. Yesterday I went for a run in the park and couldn’t resist taking off my shoes twice coming upon delicious forest paths. The energy we cultivated and carried back to the city with us was precious for me and I feel for the people around me. We need more people like you doing things like you are doing, helping keep the vibration high."
"I’m still in the forest, sinking deeply into the moss and feeling deeply grateful in a state of bliss. Thank you for sharing this connection. Your loving invitation to experience magical deepening with forest and nature. Our sharing in beauty. Guiding me to deep rest, being guarded by a dragonfly. I felt touched in every sense. Thank you so much for this timeless meeting."
"This guided tour through the woods brought me back into my heart and senses and reminded me of who I am. Afterwards I felt energized, joyful, refreshed and connected. I am very grateful for this experience and can recommend it to anyone who wants to lift his/her spirit."
"I felt really re-energized after the walk, I still can feel the benefits after more than one week, my morale is boosted and as well I am eager to go as soon as I can in the more-than-human-world again."
"The beauty of nature - the relationship built up during the walk with the other participants - the possibility to empty your mind and live the moment, a great feeling of peace invaded my soul."
"It was one amazing
experience, an explosion of senses."
"You feel free and
enjoy the walk completely with all your senses, you feel part of nature and of
a special family."
"It was wonderful to dedicate time to being in the moment and taking in the beautiful natural surroundings. I definitely felt calmer, and fresher somehow, like I had absorbed more oxygen and energy from the woods (I hope I managed to give something back too, and not just take from the woods!) To focus on the details of the trees, bark, outline of branches against the sky - there's so much beauty and so many patterns out there, that we don't normally notice. Oh, and stopping to feel how the air felt on my face, that was really special."
"A wonderful and
peaceful way to be in and properly feel the beauty and freshness of nature."
experience, definitely a good way to step out of your busy life for a couple of
"Spent a quality time
where we got to take a break with everyday life, connect with nature and
reconnect with myself. Very restful and inspirational day."
"We feel closer to
stillness compared to before the session. Before the forest bath, we were not
even aware that we were not still / calm. Brought back some very calm energy." "The love from everyone
was very visible."
"Closing our eyes and focusing on different senses was a great experience. Mindfully appreciating the sense we have, which we don’t notice as much most of the time. The session helped us stabilize and recharge ourselves."
"My girlfriend and I had a really wonderful time on the walk. We both agreed that we were feeling really relaxed and focused for the rest of the day."
"After the walk I felt very calm and clear minded."
"I feel very calm and confident. It really makes you realize how alive the forest really is."
"During this workshop, you reconnect with the forest in a fun and easy way. I can highly recommend trying it yourself! Kat, our guide, told us that trees secrete the substance phytoncides when threatened by, for example, a fungus. This substance will protect the tree, but also has a positive and healing effect on humans. Inhaling phytoncides increases the number of white blood cells in our body that reduce stress and repair damaged cells. This is why we feel so relaxed after spending some time in the forest. Call it science, call it magic. I love it. It's time to spend some time in the forest again! Thank you Kat, for giving me some tools to enjoy nature even more!"
"Thank you very much for the beautiful experience. I was feeling so much peace coming back home yesterday. It made us both, Juan Carlos and me, feel much better. Now we're starting the working week again, but we're less stressed and in a better mood."
"If you’re on the fence, hop over. You will be pleasantly surprised if you choose Kat’s workshops. Simply being in her presence relaxes you and allows you to find your way back home to your nature."
"I have never interacted with a forest in that way before."
It is a genuinely enjoyable and powerful experience and I would not be the same person without this connection to nature.
"I am more willing to spend time mindfully walking in nature now, having realized the potential for relaxation and rejuvenation that it presents."
"How much easier the forest makes it for you to become present! "
"Forest Bathing with three soulful women was magical. As I walked, I was reminded of the phrase “You can only protect what you love.” I shared about the picture book The General which is about an egotistical, power-hungry leader who falls off his horse onto a field of flowers, undergoes a transformation and then starts to lead in a more peaceful and enlightened way. In addition to the other kinds of advocacy work to get decision-makers to better protect nature, we also need to bring them to Nature to fall in love with her."
"My husband surprised me by cycling to meet me on the way home from my walk yesterday. He remarked that I was really shining! The forest and the company did me good for sure."
"I felt a deeper level of relaxation than I would usually feel. I was definitely very relaxed after the walk. Being given 'permission' to wander slowly and really look at things... I tend to walk slowly anyway, but when you're on a trip with others there is always that slight pressure of constant forward motion. Even if you regularly walk in the countryside, walking in this way brings a deeper level of connection and relaxation. "
"Thank you for guiding us not only deeply into the forest, but also deep into our souls."
"I loved touching and feeling the different textures in the forest and I really liked the sharing in the circle. I loved the 'connection' of it all."
"Come with an open mind and get ready to experience something truly beautiful. It will change how you look at things and it will make you realize that nature is actually all around us, so all we have to do is 'stop' and 'listen'. I recommend the experience whole-heartedly!!!"
"Thank you for the amazing day. We enjoyed our first Shinrin Yoku experience. You really managed to pull us out of our head into the forest. Some brief moments i WAS the forest. I can't imagine a better way of starting this journey. This is something most of us would love to bring into our lives."
"My husband and I both did have a great time connecting with nature, receiving so much insight from the forest. It deepened my love and gratitude for nature. I really enjoyed the way you guided us and kept us all very engaged for a few hours long!"
"I came to connect with nature and possibly meet nice people. Both happened in abundance."
"I felt very refreshed and energized after the walk. Much calmer and happier than before."
"Allowing myself to wonder and connecting with nature gives me more confidence. I already knew that I feel good in nature. The walk with you has enriched this beneficial effect. Seeing even more colors and feeling the moods in a forest. Tuning more into the energy of our friends the trees, the emotions that I felt from looking at the beautiful fallen beech leaves. Seeing the abundance and feeling grateful that it is just out there. Looking with new eyes like a child. It was a beautiful, in-depth experience. "
"I realized there is more to life than increasing its speed."
Geluk is niet iets wat kant-en-klaar is. Het ontstaat vanuit je eigen daden. - Dalai Lama