photo credit: Joanne Saltet,


Perceive not only with your head
but with your whole body

Slow down
but speed up flow

Don't move
but travel wide and far within yourself

Be still
but connected

The healing intelligence of nature
lives inside of you

Like a tree

Stillness has been casted into the shadow of a fast-paced society.
When speed rules, we fall out of balance.

Stress, overthinking and goal-orienting are the habits in which we live.

Together with the personal or/and collective trauma that remains stored in the body, energy and focus tend to rise up to the head, away from a felted-relationship with the body and the earth.

Now, take a moment. And ponder:

if you stand at the edge of your life, what are the essential things you wish to live or to have lived?

in intimacy with the world around you?

in vigour and vibrancy ?

aligned with the heart?

in support and togetherness?

rooted and in belonging?

a life in which you wonder and dream?


If you need an example, guide or someone who inspires you to navigate the epic journey from head to body and ignite the amazing healing intelligence that lives inside of you, stay with the trees.

Tree Time aims to facilitate the present-moment experiences of standing with the tree as a living mirror.

Focus is on physical, energetic and awareness practices that help you recognise, cultivate and embody nature inside of you.

The workshops unfold in partnership with the forest. Whilst standing still you will be guided towards the architecture of upright stance and into the several expressions of health-related forces in the body.

By way of tree postures, derived from the ancient chi kung tradition, sensorial perception, trauma education, dialogue and slow walks
you are encouraged to:

explore the inner landscape of "frozen" and "alive" stillness

tend to rhythm and the cycles of expansion and contraction

cultivate the downward and upward current of energy in the body

investigate clock-time, body-time and tree-time

regulate life force

nurture the sense of place and

awaken to the reality of the senses

connect to the environment

"I hardly move though really I'm traveling a terrific distance. Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.”
Mary Oliver

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"Because this practice evokes exactly these inquiries: Do I dare to stand? Do I dare to keep my head up, rise and be seen in life? Do I dare to stay present with whatever is? Do I dare to feel connected with nature, life, other people, myself?
We are just like the trees, standing tall with our roots into the ground and branches growing into all directions. Exploring and expanding in life while staying grounded and connected to all. We might not always feel this, but we long for it.
Chi Kung is an embodied exploration into these inquiries. And in my experience absolutely transformational."

Chloe Monteiro, Founder of De Meditatietuin and Shiatsu Practitioner


Spending time in a forest among trees is always calming and refreshing.  Combining that experience with Chi Kung allowed even more quietness and understanding of self; of being able to appreciate the world around us and to be grateful for the gifts presented to us. 
In return we had the opportunity to bond with and appreciate the earth we live on, the spirits that reside here and share the bounty of Heaven and Earth with us; to make a connection to something that is bigger than all of us and maybe in some small way be able to give back.  The trees were truly amazing!! It was a powerful day with lovely people guided by a compassionate and talented lady.  An experience I would recommend to anyone.  Having prior knowledge of Tai Chi of Chi Kung is not needed...just an open mind and an open heart."

Linda Boggie,DVM, CVA, FAAVA
Founder of Boggie Veterinaire Acupunctuur, teacher

Tree Time

This workshop takes place in the park ; and also in De Meditatietuin when Corona regulations allow.

Registration or more information, please contact
After receiving your interest, Raquel will return with an intake form and the practical details.

€29 (excl.vat)


26 th September,
32st October, 23rd
19th December

De Meditatietuin
Amstelpark 6, Amsterdam
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Tree Time Lemelerberg

This workshop unfolds outdoors in the ice-age-shaped hills of Lemelerberg.

Registration or more information, please contact
After receiving your interest, Raquel will return with an intake form and the practical details.

€30 (excl.vat) per workshop


12th September

: Lemelerberg Lemele, Ommen
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photo credit: Joanne Saltet,

Refund policy:
-if by unforseen reasons you need to cancel your participation, the fee will not be refunded, unless you offer someone to replace you.
- if due to unsuitable weather conditions the workshop cannot take place, a new date will be set; if you cannot attend in the new date, then the fee will be refunded.

Coronavirus safety requirements:
- there's a limit for the number of participants
- the 1,5 meter distance should be respected