photo credit: Joanne Saltet, oanne.org.

chi kung & embodiment practices
The tree as a creative, conscious being, is the central motif of this workshops.
Just like a tree, we explore how to stand in full-sight, treading alive pathways in our bodies, between the solid and the fluid, dark and the light, known and not known.

We get intimate with the generative and transformational forces evoked in us, by the tree's creative cycle:



This workshop unfolds mostly outdoors in direct relationship with the environment, facilitating a discovery journey paved along the path between the landscape inside and the landscape outside.

It's a place for practices of embodiment, trials on new somatic- energetic explorations, drops into center and into unknown or forgotten territory.

We engage in ancient and nature-resonance practices, such as:
still chi kung (zhan zhuang, archetypical postures for health)
slow movement
nature dialogue walks
ally work with the tree field

ancient and easy-to-follow practices that you can take home and integrate in your daily life
expanded perception, heart-awareness, grounding tools and increased body presence
practices for orientation and connecting to environment
grounded awareness in respect to your sense of place in the web of life and your creative/healing power

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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 Amstelpark

This workshop takes place both in the park and in De Meditatietuin.

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

€35 (excl.vat)


1 November

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 here. 
After receiving your interest, Raquel will return with an intake form and the practical details.

€65 (excl.vat)


new dates coming soon!
contact me with your interest.

location: Lemelerberg Lemele, Ommen
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photo credit: Joanne Saltet, oanne.org.

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
- the training unfolds mostly outdoors