Portrait Monika Schaffner, in nature

about connecting spaces

photo credit: ley fotografie
photo credit: ley fotografie

nature stewardship, connecting human beings with nature

with connecting spaces we connect switzerland and nepal; the rational and the subtle worlds; and geography (the physical patterns determining connections on our planet) with spirituality/religion sciences (the underlying mysteries governing these physical patterns).

with re.connect retreats & journeys, we wish to connect human beings with nature – and thereby ultimately – individuals to (the deeper levels of) themselves.

nature stewardship, connecting human beings with nature

with connecting spaces we connect switzerland and nepal; the rational and the subtle worlds; and geography (the physical patterns determining connections on our planet) with spirituality/religion sciences (the underlying mysteries governing these physical patterns).

with re.connect retreats & journeys, we wish to connect human beings with nature – and thereby ultimately – individuals to (the deeper levels of) themselves.

about monika schaffner

monika schaffner was born in nepal and is now settled in switzerland. having grown up in the himalayas, she cares deeply for the beauty, the sanity and the complex harmony of pristine alpine spaces.

as an integrative geographer, monika advocates a holistic co-existence of the human species with nature. she develops regenerative approaches to tourism in nepal, and works to safeguard untouched alpine regions from the further development of hydropower in switzerland. as a nature therapist she inspires individuals to reconnect with wild nature and to thereby reconnect with themselves. with her signature combination of energy work with lomi lomi massage, she creates spaces for her clients to relax, regenerate and experience deep sense of home-coming within.

monika schaffner was born in nepal and is now settled in switzerland. having grown up in the himalayas, she cares deeply for the beauty, the sanity and the complex harmony of pristine alpine spaces.

as an integrative geographer, monika advocates a holistic co-existence of the human species with nature. she develops regenerative approaches to tourism in nepal, and works to safeguard untouched alpine regions from the further development of hydropower in switzerland. as a nature therapist she inspires individuals to reconnect with wild nature and to thereby reconnect with themselves. with her signature combination of energy work with lomi lomi massage, she creates spaces for her clients to relax, regenerate and experience deep sense of home-coming within.

offers

untouched mountain nature

mountain nature retreats

experience being in balance with nature

I guide you through fascinating wild & quiet mountain nature, supporting you in re-connecting intimately with nature and with the deeper layers of your self. In this way, we create a unique space for you to experience the pristine beauty outside, as you move step by step to discover your essential values, qualities and meanings in life.

ausblick zu sonnenaufgang vom gokyo ri auf das everest panorama

himalayan journeys

are you ready to fulfil your himalayan dream?

join us on a guided mini-group trekking tour; or let us create a once-in-a-lifetime journey for you, tailored to your very individual needs, wishes and possibilities. I am there to guide and support you, founded on my decades of experience exploring himalayan spaces and my deep connection to its nature, culture and people.

Muschel auf Lomi Lomi Massage Tisch

lomi lomi massage | energy work

homecoming within | in aeschlen CH

enjoy a timeless moment out of space, an experience of deep relaxation re.connecting you to innermost levels of yourself. this holistic form of body work strengthens you in your personal development, helps you effectively deal with challenging periods in life, or simply provides a nourishing time-out from your busy everyday.

Gletschersee mit Spiegelung

integrative geography

design, management & consulting of projects for sustainable & holistic development | switzerland & nepal

projects & manadates towards safeguarding and sustainably managing mountain water bodies and untouched alpine landscapes; holistic and value-conscious tourism as a catalyst for sustainable development in rural regions.

dates 2024

switzerland

nepal

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climate change – a holistic perspective

over the weekend I read charles eisenstein’s “climate – a new story”. it is one of the most insightful books I have read in a long while. its holistic analysis is highly relevant for everyone engaged in the current CLIMATE DEBATE. this is why I have compiled the key excerpts here.

travelling wisely in times of climate change

in the light of the pressing issue of climate change I am currently often asked: how do I justify advocating holistic sustainability and conscious individual behavior, while myself regularly flying, and even offering himalayan journeys, to nepal? I respect this question. it moves and concerns me too. and my answer is not a straightforward one.

experience authentic nepal and its rich natural & cultural heritage

There are no coincidences on this journey. The authentic experiences, the glimpses on the road, the timing it takes to enable a completely unexpected encounter in the midst of the chaos of this vibrant city.

accepted as executive contributor at brainz magazine

I am proud to have been accepted as an Executive Contributor for Brainz Magazine, an influential global digital publication covering Business, Lifestyle, Mindset, Sustainability, and Leadership topics. Read my interview here!

timeout in mountain nature

a miracle of nature. yet undisturbed by human hand. we reached this place, totally unexpected: a clear, still, magical mountain lake high up at the foot of a receding glacier.

flower energy

Have you ever stopped to take a moment and fully take in the energy of a flower in the field next to your path? So much kindness smiling out at you!

wollen wir das wirklich

Über den Wert unverbauter alpiner Landschaften im Zeitalter der CO2-neutralen Energiewende.

why with me

For many years, I have enjoyed solo mountain retreats in the Alps and the Himalayas, drawing peace, strength, clarity – and the courage to take the most relevant decisions in my life. Today, I enjoy sharing this passion to encourage you to take those relevant decisions for your life.

leaving no trace

In immer grösseren Massen zieht es die Menschen in die Natur, die Berge, zum Wasser. Das macht mir Sorge, beschäftigt mich sehr. Nicht die Tatsache an sich, dass es Menschen in die Natur zieht. Nein – Sorge macht mir die Art und Weise.

die natur geniessen & ihr dennoch nicht schaden

Die schönsten Naturräume in der Schweiz sind Naturschutzgebiete – eine verdiente Auszeichnung und bedeutsamer Schutz der Natur. Doch dann treffe ich darin auf Viehherden, Stauseen, Heliflüge und das Militar. Nur bivakieren darf ich hier nicht.