Outdoor Wellness Journeys

Welcome to Outdoor Wellness Journeys - designed and led by women for women

I am offering outdoor wellness coaching guided walks and hikes for the active busy woman.

Authentically healthy from the root to your soul.

Simply just BE and nourish your soul bathing in nature - sensory rehabilitation for one's soul.

Outdoor Wellness Journeys offers women an opportunity to step out of their busy lives, to take a break for a half or a full day or even an overnighter, and connect back with themselves, their roots, their senses, their bodies and emotions and nature itself as a magical healing compound.

Being in nature supports and aids immensely in how we see and work with problems and issues that we are facing. Being away from our usual surroundings and emerge into nature we are then able to begin to see and create different ways to solve a current issue by developing a changed perspective in how we see and deal with problems. This gives us an opportunity to create new positive energy, make new choices, create action steps and instigate that much-wanted change we'd love to see and yearn for to create a more authentic, balanced and fulfilled life for ourselves.

I am basing Outdoor Wellness Journeys on the principles of forest bathing, which originates from Japan and came alive in the 1980s.

What are the principles and focuses of forest bathing? :

- To open up and re-connect with your senses

- To be present. Slowing down, being still and mindful

- To be aware. Of self and surroundings, to realise and reflect

- To identify. Who am I? Accept, understand and let go

- To connect. With yourself, your senses and nature

What are the benefits of Outdoor Wellness Journeys hikes and walks? :

- Guided nature coaching:

Each hike/walk is an opportunity of rediscovering and challenge in a supportive environment - nature as the natural therapist, the coach as a guide, who slows you down and deepens the discipline and offers conversations in stops/breaks to work through thoughts, emotions and sensations.

- Promotes and supports a heightened feeling of well-being:

Being in nature restores our mood, eases our stress and worry, gives us back vitality and energy – refreshing and rejuvenating, being in natures also gives us a sense of comfort

- Awareness and clarity through a quieter mind

- Creativity and perception:

New ideas materialize on walks in nature, gaining new ways of looking at an old problem, finding a new solution/action steps

- Physical health benefits of walking in nature:

Reduces blood pressure, lowers stress, improves cardiovascular and metabolic health, lowers blood sugar levels, improves concentration and memory, lifts depression, improves mood, decreases anxiety and anger, improves pain thresholds, improves energy (levels), boosts immune system with an increased count of the body's natural killer (NK) cells, increases anti-cancer protein production, helps losing weight, suppresses the sympathetic or 'flight or fight' system, enhances the parasympathetic or 'rest and recover/digest' system, can help to get better sleep

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