Back to Your Nature


August 2nd – 11th, 2012.


Youth exchange for a healthier living.

Role of Élményakadémia:


Coordinator organization:


Participating countries:

Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Turkey and Hungary

Target group:

Youngsters coming from broken families or orphanages

Project introduction

The project arises from a common background made of experiential learning, self expression through movements, self awareness, healthy living through yoga and outdoor activities.

It originates from the deep believing that peace can only be achieved by peaceful beings, that love is the trigger and that simplicity is the way to mutual support and understanding.

All this has a specific language, called non violent communication, which enhance mutual understanding based on love and compassion.

A switch of attitude is needed: from “what can I have” to “what can I give”. Through selfless service or volunteerism participants will experience the power of giving time and attention to others, shifting the focus from the personal sphere to the other’s  sphere, from I to US.

By experiencing one week of simple, common&healthy living, in connection with nature,  participants will have the chance to reconnect with their inner selves, their inner energies.

Participants will be fully in charge of parts of the programme, by being responsible for the  household and for the food (always under the guidance of group leaders) and for the organization of outdoor games.

Cultural diversity will enrich the experience: participants will be invited to exchange their visions on healthy living.

Methods are: 

  • yoga lessons
  • cooking workshops / dietary theory
  • dance workshops
  • adventure education and learning through experience
  • small group discussions and interactive presentations
  • be in the forest, live in the forest
  • voluntary work – doing for others
  • compassionate communication – NVC – workshops
  • handcraft workshops – bread baking, natural cosmetics, herbs