17 February 2024

9:30 am - 12:30 pm


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Phone 0275298367

Contact Person Tali Jellyman

Email tali@maungatrust.org

Website https://sanctuarymountain.rezdy.com/550565/morning-forest-serenity

Spend the morning cultivating a sensory awareness of nature in a slow and appreciative way and exploring the link between you and the world of nature. You will be guided throughout the morning by expert guides Rosie and Joyce who will offer a variety of invitations to notice, reflect and interact with the environment.

In the style of ‘forest bathing’ invitations are optional with some experiences as part of the group and some on your own. If you already feel a connection with nature this guided experience will deepen your appreciation.

We will walk at a slow pace with stops and the track gradients and distance should not pose a problem to anyone of reasonable walking ability.

If you need more information about the suitability of this day for you please contact us.

What previous participants said about the experience:

I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I believe it is an amazing refocus and relaxing tools. The experience definitely relaxed me and took me out of my normal environment to allow me to reflect. I think this has helped me refocus my goals. My body couldn’t wait to sleep at night and I had no trouble going to sleep.

It felt it was a privilege to spend this time in the forest, the guides were very relaxed and knowledgeable. Afterwards, I felt very relaxed and peaceful.

More about your hosts:


Rosie is a graduate of the Bodylight method, Bodylight integrates pilates, yoga and qigong techniques into a wholistic approach to the health of body and mind. She has practised and taught pilates and qigong for many years. Rosie is also a guide at Maungatautari and well versed in the ecology of the maunga. Forest Serenity will include qigong standing and moving forms with the intention of balancing and revitalising both body and mind. It involves a series of simple, gentle, flowing movements which are repeated.


Joyce’s life-long love of plants and the intricacies of Nature germinated in the north of Ireland and continues to grow here at Sanctuary Mountain where she works part time. Professional training in Ecotherapy intensified the enjoyment and benefits she finds in her relationship with the Natural World and has inspired her to show others ways to discover and deepen their own unique relationships with the Natural World.

Joyce has a Professional Certificate in Ecotherapy (Wilderness Reflections) and is a Graduate of Hakomi (Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy). Check Joyce’s website out: www.naturallyconnecting.net.nz

Spaces are limited to 10 so bookings are essential and to book via our website?

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