welcome

Hi, my name is Franzi :-)

I have started "einfach Sein: mindful in nature" to guide you to simple mindfulness in nature.

On my mindful nature walks in the natural park Costa Vicentina (area Vila do Bispo/Sagres, western Algarve, Portugal) you consciously reconnect with nature - and, thus, yourself -through guided mindful practices and meditation.

You can find me and my mindful nature projects also on facebook and instagram.

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mindful nature walks

For my mindful nature walks I chose a few paths ‘in front of my doorstep’ in the beautiful Costa Vicentina natural park in Western Algarve in the area of Vila do Bispo/ Sagres. Of course, as a ‘local’ I have a vast knowledge of the flora, fauna and the life in the Algarve.

But with my mindful walks I want to share a completely new experience of walking and nature with you. We will do some mindful practices together along our way so that we get in close contact with the nature surrounding us. In addition, I will guide you on a mindful meditation , which grounds you in this special moment in nature and, thus, gets us to our silent space inside.

By coming back to yourself and nature during my mindful walks you can leave your stressful everyday routine and heavy thoughts behind.

The walks are kind of like a refreshing breath you are doing consciously after you have been drowning in a sea of stress for a while.

Impressions of my mindful nature walks you can find on facebook and instagram.

The Trails

For your booking you can choose between three options for the trails:

  1. westcoast
  2. southcoast
  3. inland

All trails are between 5-6km in length, a mindful nature walk takes about 2,5 hours and usually takes place in the morning.

Prices depend on the trail and are from 25 € per person.

The trails are all located in the area of Sagres/ Vila do Bispo, which is my home.

Private groups:

  • pay for a minimum of 4 people (independent of actual group size)
  • can send me a request to do the mindful nature walk at sunset .

For your booking please contact me here .

about me

My name is Franzi and I love being outside in nature.That’s why in 2017 after my studies at universities in Germany I decided that my place of work – so the place I am going to spend most of my lifetime – is not going to be inside a dark little office. Instead I started working as an outdoor hiking guide for various German tour agencies guiding groups in different countries all over the world.

These more than two years of experiences as a hiking guide inspired me to start my own mindful nature walks in the beautiful natural park Costa Vicentina in the area of Vila do Bispo/Sagres, which I am calling my home for more than a year now.

My walks combine my fascination for everyday mindfulness, for conscious being in nature, and for meditation..

why mindful in nature?

On my mindful nature walks I am guiding you in mindful practices and meditation.

But what does it mean to be mindful in nature? And what benefits does it have?

Mindfulness means simply being in the Now. That’s why I chose the name “einfach Sein” for my mindful nature projects, which is German for “simply being”. When you are mindful, you direct your focus consciously on what is at this moment.

Thus, practicing mindfulness means to learn and train to direct your focus consciously on inner and outer aspects of this moment. When we are mindful, we are able to choose, which parts of the Now we give our attention to, and which ones we let simply pass by – like clouds in the sky.

In this way, being mindful enables us to become a neutral observer of the Now – no matter in what form it presents itself to us.

Nowadays most people notice that they are almost constantly exhausted, haunted by anxieties and worries, or constantly searching for something new. What exactly they are looking for, they cannot really explain, or it changes again and again. It seems like a kind of senseless restlessness or a restless senselessness has become a normal state in our modern society.

Mindfulness in nature grounds us – in nature, in this moment, and last but not least in ourselves. Its ‚side effects‘ are, therefore, relaxation, recovery, personal development, contentment, clarity, calmness, patience, spiritual experiences and realisations, joy of living, and inner peace..

But these effects are by no means our declared goal when we are mindful in nature. Rather, it is about simply being in nature and observing what is happening around us und within ourselves. The focus is on the conscious awareness of the present moment – and for this purpose I guide you in practices and meditations during my walks.

Mindfulness in nature is, therefore, unintentional, present as well as completely open and accepting, that is, allowing whatever is Now.

In this way, we can give things, people, and ourselves the time we need. Nature has its own rhythms, processes, breaks, and general ways of showing itself and developing. And we are there as mindful observers..

contact & bookings

Would you like to accompany me on one of my guided mindful nature walks?

Do you have any questions?

Just fill out the form below and I will respond to you as soon as possible :-)

Write here your questions to me or the date and trail you would like to book to join one of my mindful nature walks.