Deepening Nature within and without - an experiential weekend seminar

  • Fri 25th Feb 2022, 7pm โ€“ Sun 27th Feb 2022, 7pm Berlin (UTC +01:00)
  • Online
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Hosted by Wild Minds
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๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’, ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ ? ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ ? ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’, ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“, ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’?

Join us for a weekend immersion into these relationships!


We believe in the wisdom and the healing properties of nature and the power of our unique interactions with her. This living reality has become ever more vital over the last years, and will be, for those that are yet to come.

This weekend will be a nature connection retreat with a difference - you join us remotely, from the place that you call home, sharing with a diverse group of others from around the globe, as we dive into the theories and practice of Deep Ecology, Spiritual Ecology, the Four Shields of Human Nature, and the Mirror Walk. We meet over 4 experiential calls, and in between you practice that which we are learning and sharing, and you carry out your Mirror Walk in the place that you inhabit, cultivating a healing relationship within and without.
The weekend is designed for spaciousness and process, to allow for the gentle emergence of this time of year within yourself, and to connect deeper to the land you call home. Please find the weekend structure below.

๐ป๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’, ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’?

๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ข๐‘ , ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘  โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ข๐‘ ? ๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘‘? ๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ ? ๐‘Šโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’?

Join us to uncover this Medicine!

๐—™๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ:


๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†
~ Landing and Tuning in ~

7pm - 9pm (CET): Meeting and forming our Community Container, exploring Deep Ecology


๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†
~ Deepening ~

11am - 1pm (CET): Inner Landscape, Spiritual Ecology, Inhabiting our Ecological Selves

6pm - 7.30pm (CET): Circle Sharing, Four Shields Framework


๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿณ๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†
~ Practicing & Integrating ~

Sunday afternoon - Mirror Walk

5pm - 7pm (CET): Nature Council, Being Human, the importance of Initiatory Work.


Our calls will contain embodiment elements, to consistently connect us to the living nature ever present. We will weave ritual throughout, and welcome the diversity of sharings and ways of being that is an essential element to nature connection.

Come as you are, all are welcome!


160 EUR Supported Price
*for students, low waged, or those experiencing challenging living circumstances
190 EUR Early Bird (until 1st of February)
200 EUR Regular
250 EUR Supporter Price
*for those with ample financial means, which allows others with less means to participate

If money is an issue, but you long for this Medicine in your life, or you have any other questions you can send a message to

๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†

Cancellation must be made in writing (by email). The participation fee will be reimbursed fully if your cancellation is made up to the 17th of February. If you cancel later than that up until a day before the start of the course a cancellation fee of 50% of the participation fee will be charged. In the event of cancellation one day prior or on the day of the event, the total cost must be paid.


Your facilitators๐Ÿƒ


Sophie Vandenkerchove

Sophie is a lover of the wild - within and without. She has followed training as a Wilderness Rites of passage Guide at the School of Lost Borders in California. Beside that, she has been practising Zen meditation in the Korean tradition for several years, and has received initiation into Druidry and Celtic Shamanism.

Sophie grew up in the forests of the Belgian Ardennes, where she nurtured a strong connection to the land of her ancestors as a kid. After roaming wild places in the cities, she moved back to her village with a strong dedication to offer her life to the well-being and healing of this land. Out of this, Chamai came into existence: a nature-based learning centre in Belgium, where she offers residential workshops and experiential journeys in and with Nature.

In her work, she always interweaves the power of ceremony with her soulful love for nature and people. She is passionate about pilgrimages, solo time in nature, silent retreats and all those experiences that bring together a good balance of adventure, presence and gentleness.

Carolin Goethel

Carolin is a community weaver and facilitator. Drawing on her anthropological studies, her work in leadership education and her passion for deep ecology, sheโ€™s developed a varied toolbox to support other humans to deeply connect to themselves, each other and their natural environment.
The profound experience of her own vision quest sparked her desire to guide others on this journey. She has since then been studying eco-soul centric philosophies and practices with the Animas Valley Institute. Carolin has always been inspired by indigenous ways of being and seeks to infuse her work with the values of interconnectedness and reciprocity.

Jenny Oโ€™Hare

Jenny is a Deep Ecologist who has come through a journey of Earth Sciences and Ecological Conservation to focus more deeply on the intersection of the human psyche and soul with the rest of the living world. What is the relationship that is constantly playing out, and how can that relationship become ever more reciprocal and nourishing? She has completed Nature Resonance training, a fellowship in Spiritual Ecology, and holds certification in both Eco-Therapy and Solo Nature Experiences.
Her own relationship with the living world has always been her ultimate sense of belonging, and she is passionate about inviting others into, and sharing in that belonging.

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€

โ€œThe mixture of online support, sharing and activities and the physical reality of my solo adventure created a miraculous harmony and a deeply opening and transformative experience for me. While we only met online there was a deep feeling and celebration of connectedness in the group which supported us all and encouraged our individual initiatives and adventures. Carolin, Sophie and Jenny brought a freshness and joy to our encounters and their different approaches seemed to come together and integrate into a beautiful whole which supported us all deeply. I hope I can work with them again.โ€

โ€œSuch a beautiful experience.โ€

โ€œTry it, you will be a better person afterwards!โ€

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