TOUCHING NATURE wholeness through connecting with nature

What is Touching Nature?

Touching Nature blends various practices related to mindful awareness, bodywork and general well-being with the beautiful Finnish nature as a setting. Together these form a coherent and effective whole that supports your holistic well-being and health.

We gather techniques and inspiration from various yoga techniques, mindfulness, and the method of Forest Immersion, among others. Our services also include Forest Immersion as its own independent package. The practices are carefully selected to work in synergy with the surrounding nature and its rejuvenating presence and multitude of health benefits.

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Simple and approachable physical- and mindfulness-based exercises allow us to settle in the present moment. In being aware of our physical and more subtle sensations, as well as of the vivid natural surroundings. Ruminating the past or the future may subside for a moment, and allow the beauty of the present moment to touch us.
Simple and approachable physical- and mindfulness-based exercises allow us to settle in the present moment. In being aware of our physical and more subtle sensations, as well as of the vivid natural surroundings. Ruminating the past or the future may subside for a moment, and allow the beauty of the present moment to touch us.
Why and to Whom?

Touching Nature aims to help in releasing stress, strengthening the immune system and in finding more meaningfulness and depth of presence in one’s life. It offers an opportunity to enjoy the relaxed peacefulness, to develop sensitivity and awareness, as well as to open to one’s innate creativity and sense of happiness.

Harmonious and empathic connection towards oneself, other people, and the surrounding environment begin to happen effortlessly.

Touching Nature is suitable for everyone at any age, and in a fair physical and mental health. It has already contributed to the lives of various individuals and groups from NGO’s to other organizations.

Touching Nature can have tremendous benefits especially to those interested in establishing and strengthening their connection with themselves and with nature, to those aiming to find more mindful awareness to their daily lives and who wish to take care of their holistic well-being in a very practical and functional manner.

Our services can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals and groups of various kinds. We are happy to provide everything from a short, 30 minutes Touching Nature -moment to your event or teambuilding session, to a longer package of several hours to a day. Events are led by Risto Heikkinen

Breathing brings vitality, inner connection with ourselves and the connection between us, other people, and our surroundings. Our breath tells us also about how we are at that given moment. If we are stressed or anxious, for example. By being aware of our breathing and by utilizing various approachable breathing techniques, we open a pathway to directly contribute to our well-being and health.
Breathing brings vitality, inner connection with ourselves and the connection between us, other people, and our surroundings. Our breath tells us also about how we are at that given moment. If we are stressed or anxious, for example. By being aware of our breathing and by utilizing various approachable breathing techniques, we open a pathway to directly contribute to our well-being and health.
Feedback:
”Exercises formed a coherent whole, in which every phase brought more depth of connection. My stressed mind and my stuck body were eventually led into a complete silence and a pleasant experience of emptiness, where I could simply surrender and be. I walked out the forest renewed, with a strong sense of connection in myself and with all around me."
"Absolutely wonderful, grounding, and mind-relaxing experience. Thoughts simply disappear. Very valuable experience!"
"Your guidance was very clear and calm. It is easy to hear and understand you. Nothing was forced or challenging, but pleasantly welcoming. You managed to create a space of freedom around us which felt almost sacred."
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By Who?

Touching Nature is guided by Risto Heikkinen. He is a yoga instructor (KRI) and a Forest Immersion guide. Risto has several years of experience in leading practices, workshops, and classes contributing to well-being, such as meditative yoga with a therapeutic focus. He has been guiding individuals and groups in Finland and abroad.

Exercises help to open and enhance our sensory perception, as well as our capacity for attention and mindful awareness. They take us on an enlivening journey to the present moment and the nature around us. Directly connecting with our sensory experience is made possible. The fullness and depth of life may thus arrive and meet us, perhaps even awakening a renewed sense of joy and open wonder – the very essence of our creativity!
Exercises help to open and enhance our sensory perception, as well as our capacity for attention and mindful awareness. They take us on an enlivening journey to the present moment and the nature around us. Directly connecting with our sensory experience is made possible. The fullness and depth of life may thus arrive and meet us, perhaps even awakening a renewed sense of joy and open wonder – the very essence of our creativity!
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Interested to learn more? Please reach out to us with your questions, or ask an offer for your group or event!

In the end, we are guided into a deep relaxation, allowing us to let go and approach the peaceful, stressless space existing within. Our presence and trust in life are allowed to deepen. From this space, it is fruitful to move forward towards our lives, its tasks, and responsibilities.
In the end, we are guided into a deep relaxation, allowing us to let go and approach the peaceful, stressless space existing within. Our presence and trust in life are allowed to deepen. From this space, it is fruitful to move forward towards our lives, its tasks, and responsibilities.