Meditative trekking for beginners
Connecting with God Inside Out
Trekking means back to basics. Hiking as an easy and natural way to meditate. Time to take a deep breath, let go. Suitable as an introduction to meditation. Easily and inexpensively in a peaceful idyll, away from the hustle and bustle, enjoy a vacation for the soul.
For whom: This might be suitable for those who like to hike and are often stressed, irritated, annoyed or frustrated. Do you long for total silence?
Would you like to find clarity about your own needs, or recognize how and where you are influenced by your outside world, which masks you put on, and where you sometimes overwrite your own truth?
If you want to get out of the social 'trance', trekking is a wonderful way to get closer to yourself and your truth. The silence of nature promotes inner silence. And when we become calmer internally, we are able to perceive the inner influence of the superego, also called inner critic.
Do you feel the call of nature and the desire in you to go out into nature alone for several days? Are you ready to spend a whole weekend in silence?
If that appeals to you, then you've come to the right place. Come with me and learn how to access the wilderness, your truth and yourself.
👉 From 2020 I will only be doing tailor-made trekking trips with 1 to a maximum of 3 guests. If you are interested, please arrange a preliminary talk (click the red button). Prices vary depending on requirements and the area.
Be outside. Hike. Meditate. Gain distance. Find clarity. Enjoy the silence.
Tailor-made means tailor-made. That means: You decide where to go and for how long. Of course, it makes sense, with me as a guide, to choose geographical areas that are known to me. In Germany there is a choice between the Palatinate Forest and the Eifel. In both low mountain ranges there are trekking sites (bush camps) that make trekking in the wilderness authentic. In addition, wild camping is only allowed in Scandinavia and the Baltic states (Lithuania, Estonia and Letland) within Europe. To offer a high standard, I suggest Estonia. There I have personal trekking experience and therefore good geographical knowledge. It is not necessary to choose spectacular destinations to work with me. The point is to go inside, and I want to put you in a position where you can go on your own. And then you can choose the best goals in yourself according to your wishes.
So we will start such a retreat at an individually tailored location. We will determine the route and timing together. I will suggest options that suit your physical condition (fitness) and other requirements. The content of the program can also be designed flexibly according to your needs. My tool case is full and extremely versatile.
I discovered trekking almost exactly 20 years ago, at a time when I only had a very small budget. While you can't cover huge distances on foot, most nature reserves and national parks in Europe and overseas, which can often be reached by public transport, have facilities such as nature camps / bush camps / fire pits with compost toilets that support it enable the trekker to immerse himself in the absolute silence of nature far away from the jubilation and hustle and bustle of mass tourism.
Accommodation and meals
We will sleep in tents or in a bivouac. If you don't have your own tent that is light enough for trekking, tents can be provided.
Depending on the tour, we will either camp on campsites, where there is also access to showers and normal toilets, or on natural campsites / trekking sites / bush camps, where there is only a compost toilet and a fireplace, but no electricity and no running water. It will therefore be necessary to have a good flashlight, preferably a headlamp, with you, and wet wipes are recommended for cleaning your face and body. On such days we will have to take garbage with us until we reach civilization again.
Each participant will take care of their own catering, so we will give you detailed instructions after booking. Before you book, however, you should know that you should bring a camping stove and a camping pot.
What do you need?
Mat / sleeping pad and sleeping bag, good hiking shoes, camping stove and a camping pot and camping cutlery, bottles or hydration bladder for a total of at least 2.5 liters, also a headlamp or normal flashlight, quick-drying and relatively light clothing including good trekking pants and a light rain jacket. More on that later. You also need a trekking backpack with a capacity of at least 50 to 60 liters. And you need a tent that should be as light as possible. If you don't have a tent, we can provide you with one. If you already have your own tent that weighs less than 2.5 kg, you are welcome to bring your own.
About the trekking backpack: 60+ liters is not absolutely necessary for trekking in summer and / or without camping equipment. In summer temperatures with camping equipment, 50 liters might be enough; However, if you should consider hiking in cooler areas, e.g. high mountains, or during the cooler season, 60 liters or more are advisable. My trekking backpack has a maximum capacity of 70 liters, and when I am out and about with it in the cold season, it is actually at the limit, because warmer clothes, additional down jackets, hats, gloves, scarfs, winter sleeping bags and more insulated sleeping mats are bulkier than the typical ones Summer gear and take up more space. It should also be remembered that more food must be carried for 3, 4 or 5-day treks. Feel free to contact me if you still have to buy a backpack and want my input.
After booking, we will send you a PDF with further details of everything you should bring.
[The number of participants in this retreat is limited to a maximum of three people.]
[A preliminary talk about Zoom is a prerequisite. An individual offer will only be made after the preliminary discussion]