Forest Bathing & Nature Coaching
Pelion, Greece | October 2021

'Join us for the first-ever Nature Coaching programme in Greece, hosted by Diana Tedoldi.'

05.10.21 – 10.10.21

Become a Forest Bathing and deep nature connection facilitator. Learn how to coach in partnership with nature.

WHAT IS NATURE COACHING?

Nature coaching is a new way to facilitate coaching sessions in connection with Nature.

Numerous scientific researches show how, nowadays, the connection with Nature and mindfulness experiences help people to find centring, alignment between needs, values, objectives and action, strengthening their decisional skills, self-esteem and sense of self-efficacy.

The result is that people gradually feel more and more themselves, discovering and living their own value and uniqueness.

In Nature Coaching this knowledge, borrowed from ecopsychology and neuroscience research, is translated into proposals that provide experiences and practices for observing and listening to nature – the one around us, and the one within us.

The Nature Coach, by facilitating the client’s reconnection with the “external” landscape, helps him or her to also reconnect with his or her own “internal landscape”, in a mutual mirroring that man has cultivated since the dawn of time to know himself, and to orient himself or herself among the things of the world.

The Location

Pelion Homes Retreat Centre. Agios Georgios Nilias is a beautiful and green traditional village on the slopes of the Western Pelion, 22 km from Volos, between the Pagasitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea, at a distance of 20′-30 ‘from the nearest beaches and near the village of Milies.

WHY BECOME A NATURE COACH?

  • You will learn a new emerging profession.
  • Learn and practice dozens of deep nature connection practices, to use for yourself or in your professional practice.
  • Get to know ecopsychology and the evidence-based benefits of connecting with nature, to motivate your clients in exploring the benefits of nature connection and doing sessions in synergy with nature.
  • Explore sensory awareness and amplified states of perception and consciousness
  • Tap into the power of your organic knowledge, expanding the feeling of your truest nature, empowering your confidence as a leader and a facilitator.
  • You will learn an original and unique approach to the facilitation of personal and professional change, acquiring practical and professional tools to develop your work as a coach in connection with the natural world, both indoors and outdoors, both in parks, terraces and urban gardens and in the most uncontaminated nature.
  • Immerse yourself in meaningful connection and sharing with like-minded people looking for ways to develop presence, organic listening and leadership
  • You will practice a new coaching model to facilitate learning and personal transformation with Nature.
  • Awaken your innate biophilia, the love of life, which is the foundation of our motivation to protect our planet and contribute to the process of cultural repair and paradigm-shift that is much needed today to heal the environmental, social and spiritual crisis that humanity is facing.
  • By awakening your somatic intelligence, activating the collective intelligence of the group and connecting both to the wider ecosystem intelligence to which we belong, you will reconnect with your most authentic nature, and you will rediscover yourself interconnected with all other living beings and with the Earth.
  • Take part in a globally expanding community of change-makers looking for ways to retrieve our natural connections, become better humans in synergy with Mother Earth and co-create a new, regenerative way to live on this planet.

WHAT WE'LL DO.

Join us for a 5-days nature immersion and experience the transformative power of nature for personal growth, where you will:

  • Learn and practice dozens of deep nature connection practices, to use for yourself or in your professional practice.
  • Experience Forest Bathing and learn how to guide it with confidence and effectiveness.
  • Get to know ecopsychology and the evidence-based benefits of connecting with nature, to motivate your clients in exploring the benefits of nature connection and doing sessions in synergy with nature.
  • Explore sensory awareness and amplified states of perception and consciousness
  • Tap into the power of your organic knowledge, expanding the feeling of your truest nature, empowering your confidence as a leader and a facilitator.
  • Immerse yourself in meaningful connection and sharing with like-minded people looking for ways to develop presence, organic listening and leadership
  • Awaken your innate biophilia, the love of life, which is the foundation of our motivation to protect our planet and contribute to the process of cultural repair and paradigm-shift that is much needed today to heal the environmental, social and spiritual crisis that humanity is facing.
  • Take part in a globally expanding community of change-makers looking for ways to retrieve our natural connections, become become better humans in synergy with Mother Earth and co-create a new, regenerative way to live on this planet.

During this 5-days learning journey, you’ll experience first-hand forest bathing, mindfulness and meditation with nature, Yoga with Trees and coaching with nature.

If this personal growth experience makes you eager to become a professional guide of deep nature connection and forest bathing experiences, and maybe even of becoming a professional coach, then you can continue your training online.

CONTINUE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY ONLINE.

Additional online learning modules complete the foundational 5-days in-person training by providing teachings and expert mentoring to become:

  • Forest Bathing Guide (Forest Ambassadors course)
  • Deep nature connection facilitator (Nature Ambassadors course)
  • Forest Coach (doing coaching sessions in partnership with trees and forests)
  • Nature Coach (our most complete learning path, aimed at discovering and practising the 8 Natural Archetypes Rose and Compass).

CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA.

  1. By attending the full 5-days in-person experience you’ll get a certificate of attendance for a total of 40 hours, issued by The Nature Coaching Academy.
  2. By continuing your training as a Forest or Nature Ambassadors, you’ll get a diploma and will be displayed on The Nature Coaching Academy’s website as a professional forest bathing and deep nature connection guide who’s completed the Ambassadors course.
  3. By completing your training as a coach, you’ll get a professional coaching diploma.

YOUR COACHING INSTRUCTOR:

Diana Tedoldi

Diana Tedoldi, MSc, Professional Certified Coach member of the International Coach Federation (PCC-ICF), founder of The Nature Coaching Academy where she teaches how to guide Forest Bathing and deep nature connection experiences, as well as how to coach in partnership with nature.

Diana has been practising forest bathing and nature connection since over 20 years ago, learning first-hand how to expand sensory awareness and states of perception, to increase the feeling of belonging to the natural world, develop biophilia and pro-environmental behaviour.

She’s been working in the corporate world since 2000 as a strategic consultant, trainer and facilitator of leadership and teamwork development, enabling learning and well-being for people – and for the planet.

Wolfgang Knorr

International Ambassador (Nature Coaching Academy)

As far as I can think back in time, I was fascinated by the natural world and the mystery of life. As a child, I studied the squirrels in the nearby forest, the birds, the ants, and how the water would run its course.

Later on, it was the mystery of quantum mechanics that caught me, the realisation that even in abstract science, in the end, observer and observed are one.
For me, the realisation of one-ness in the absence of time, that is the essence of nature awareness.

So I studied physics, researched quantum mechanics on big computers at the dawn of the internet, found it too detached from nature, become a climate scientist for 27 years, and then dropped out of academia to have more time for climate change activism, nature experience, and my family.
I am a member of Yoga Science, in Thessaloniki, with whom I do nature meditation and walks here in the beautiful, densely forested mountains of Pelion, Central Greece, the home of the Centaurs.

My latest project is to build up a retreat centre here in Pelion with my wife Marina, and our partner Stathis from Athens, and to establish it as a Nature Coaching Headquarter for the Eastern Mediterranean.

THE FOUR PILLARS OF NATURE COACHING

Maieutic-Somatic Coaching, ANIMAL LEARNING PRINCIPLEs, 4E LEARNING theory

 The Nature Coaching training course allows you to acquire the 11 core competencies of coaching in accordance with the model and definition of the International Coach Federation. The approach to the development of the coachee’s potential in Nature Coaching is based on maieutic dialogue, listening, somatic intelligence awakening and the integration of Animal Learning Principles and Embodied Embedded Extended Enacted Learning Theory. You will learn how to guide Nature Coaching sessions both indoors (in the studio) and outdoors (gardens, parks and forests).

APPLIED Ecopsychology AND NEUROSCIENCE

Numerous scientific researches show how mindfulness in connection with Nature helps people to find centring, alignment between needs, values, objectives and action, strengthening their decisional skills, self-esteem and self-agency. The result is that people gradually feel more and more themselves, discovering and living their own value and uniqueness. The Nature Coach, by facilitating the client’s reconnection with the “external landscape”, helps him or her to also reconnect with the “internal landscape”, in a mutual mirroring that grows in what we call “Natural presence“.

Biomimicry, System Thinking, Circular thinking, Wild Thinking

Nature is a primary source of knowledge and learning, with over 3.8 billion years of R&D, facing dramatic changes with grace and genius, developing innovation and ideas for sustainable and regenerative living, with benefits for all living beings, continuously creating conditions conducive to live. A Nature Coach needs to know the basics of biology, biomimicry, system thinking, wild and circular thinking, to expand the views of the coachee and enable the ability to make responsible choices within the complex systems that each of us is, and that we all live in.

Ecology, ECOSOPHIA and Eco-philosophy

There can be no human well-being without the well-being of the planet. That’s why I talk about “Life-Centered Learning”. At the Nature Coaching Academy, you will learn how to sustain life forces either in your personal life and within the wider context of your relational ecosystem. You’ll develop a felt sense of interconnection with the land and with other non-human living beings. You will step out of anthropocentrism, to embrace an eco-centric approach. You’ll also become aware of the impact of your consumer-style on the well-being of the biosphere, making UN Sustainability Goals your everyday mindset. 

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BECOMING AN ACCREDITED COACH:

All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance stating the number of hours completed, the topics of the course and the qualification obtained – Nature Coach. 

You will be included in the page of the website www.naturecoaching.net dedicated to professionals trained by the Nature Coaching Academy, with your profile and the title acquired (Forest Ambassador for those who have only attended the module on Forest Bathing, Forest Coach and Nature Coach for those who have followed the complete path in 4 or 5 modules);

JOIN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CHANGE-MAKERS!

By continuing your learning journey through the courses Forest / Nature Ambassadors or Forest / Nature Coach, you’ll become part of the growing worldwide community of change-makers in the field of personal growth, coaching and pro-environment impact.

The Nature Coaching Academy will give you the mindset and practical tools to address change with your clients either in 1-1 sessions (coaching courses) or with groups (Ambassadors courses).

You’ll become an Earth steward, leading the evolution of your niche and the communities you want to serve with competence and professionalism, learning from trainers and mentors who have worked with thousands of people so far, over the past decades.

THE MAGICAL REGION OF PELION, GREECE:

A majestic mountainside paradise deeply immersed in nature, with deep lush green vegetation and a beautiful surrounding coastline with stunning beaches waiting to be explored.

Drone shot of a village in Pelion

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Become an accredited nature coach professional
  • 5-nights’ accommodation at the luxurious villas of Pelion Homes
  • Exclusive access to the Pelion Homes retreat space with course members
  • On-site brunch and dinner included 
  • Complimentary herbal teas and fruits all-day
  • Time to relax by the pool or explore the beaches, villages and forest of Pelion

IS THIS YOUR CALLING?

  • Learn an effective methodology that will help other people to tune into their most authentic nature, connecting with their organic intelligence, learning to look at daily challenges through the eyes of nature and using its strategies to empower their lives?

  • Learn how to develop your coaching sessions in partnership with the deep forces of Nature?

  • If you’re already a coach looking for a way to stand out from other coaches, by learning how to integrate the work with the 8 Natural Archetypes Rose & Compass into your work?

Pelion Homes Retreat Centre as seen from the sky

WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?

This course is for you if:

  • You’re looking for a path of personal growth in connection with nature.
  • You are looking for a professional development course to learn how to integrate ecopsychology, deep ecology, forest bathing and deep nature connection into your existing profession, or to build a new career from scratch.
  • You want to acquire tools to facilitate the personal and ecological growth of the people you work with, to improve their well-being and help them honour and protect the life of the planet, in all its forms.

Ideal recipients of this course: Trainers, coaches,  educators, teachers, social workers, therapists, professionals in holistic disciplines or other professionals in the field of personal care and human development.

The Forest Coaching® and Nature Coaching online learning modules are dedicated to:

  • Aspiring coaches who wish to acquire both the 8 Core coaching competencies as defined by the International Coach Federation and the distinctive competences of Forest Coaching® and Nature Coaching at the same time.
  • Professional coaches who wish to acquire a specific competence in conducting coaching sessions in connection with Nature, to expand the client’s awareness in facing personal challenges, unveiling personal potential and rooting a caring, empathic, gentle, respectful and regenerative attitude towards self and nature.

OTHER

    • The hosts speak: English, Italian & Greek
    • The maximum participants is 20 people
    • All levels are welcome to attend this programme.

ACCOMMODATION

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE, BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY!

Price is per person and includes access to the coaching programme, accommodation & food. 

Accommodation is in the Pelion Homes private villas shared for 3-7 guests per villa depending on size and availability. Some have private pools and panoramic mountain and sea views.

  • Twin Room: Choose to stay in a twin room with shared bathroom facilities | €875.00
  • Single Room with shared bathroom: Enjoy a spacious single room for your privacy with shared villa bathroom facilities | €975.00
  • Single Room with ensuite bathroom: Looking for a little more privacy? Choose our most luxurious accommodation option with a king-sized bed and private ensuite bathroom | €1075.00.
  • All prices exclude VAT.

For more information or to reserve your place please contact nicholas@pelionhomes.com or call +30 693 254 8122.

All participants must sign and submit the Pelion Homes Retreat Agreement in order to attend this program.

THE FOOD

The retreat includes two (2) daily vegetarian or vegan meals, brunch and dinner. We will experience hearty Mediterranean organic food with ingredients picked from the retreat centre garden. Packed lunches will be provided for days away from the Retreat Centre, as well as snacks and fruit will be available throughout the day.

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SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PRIORITY LIST AND RECEIVE:

  • A FREE e-book “Nature coaching: introduction to coaching in connection with nature“, by Diana Tedoldi.
  • 10% discount upon registration until 31.05.21 to our October training course.
  • Exclusive contents that we will only share with our subscribers.

Reserve your place

For more information email nicholas@pelionhomes.com

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