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Nature Immersion

Mindfulness, exploration, connecting to country, ecotherapy, reflection, nature observation, re-connect to nature, nature play, Shin-rin Yoku (forest therapy), good mental health, disconnect to reconnect, sensory awakening, walking meditation & detoxification.

Immersing ourselves in the present moment and deepening our connection with nature is the heart and soul of Nature Immersion, a practice which helps us deeply root into our natural surroundings, fostering a sense of natural belonging as we take part in Nature Immersion activities.

Deep nature immersion is excellent medicine for the madness of modern life. Cultivating awareness of nature will lead you back to a simpler and more organic way of relating to life that reveals new and exciting layers of your personality.

Our Nature Immersion experiences create connections, awareness and understanding about the natural places we visit, in the hope of encouraging those who had previously seen the natural environment as irrelevant or peripheral to their lives, would discover the benefits of being outdoors, for themselves and for nature. They would then come to value those benefits and develop a level of care and commitment for the natural places around them as we do.

Our job as your Nature Immersion guide is to get you to slow down as you walk along the earth, immersing yourself into nature's beauty, calming your mind and rejuvenating your spirit.

Our Nature Immersion practises are based on the Japanese modality 'Shin-rin Yoku' or 'Forest Bathing'. We began our Nature Immersion experiences in 2015, when we noticed a large gap in the market and decided to link the wellness and tourism industry together to provide Tourism Wellness Experiences and we are proud to be a recognised leader in this industry.

Our early walks consisted of short 2 hour immersive experiences throughout the Perth Hills but due to popularity expanded to the large range of unique hiking experiences we offer today.

Why pay for a guided hiking experience?

It's absolutely true that anyone can hike most of the hikes we run and we certainly do encourage that through our Down Under Discoveries blog which provides some tips from our experiences for those keen on getting outdoors themselves.

Our guided hiking experiences however, are offered for those who do not wish to hike alone and are often in collaboration with other experiences. We have spent many years equipping ourselves with the qualifications & knowledge to ensure the comfort and safety of our groups. We are a well respected Eco Accredited Tour Operator within the Tourism Industry and have all of the necessary licenses, permits and insurances in place that are required to lead groups on WA Trails.

Our hikes are informative and unique, providing our clients with memorable experiences.

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Nature Immersion - Down Under Discoveries

Not sure if our Nature Immersion walks are for you?

Our Nature Immersion experiences provide our clients with the opportunity to slow down and completely immerse ourselves in the environment around us. The walks we do can be done in a much shorter length of time but that is not what we are about so if your a go-getter that just wants to get from A to B, this is probably not the right experience for you. However if your someone who wants to get outdoors and truly experience nature without any time restraints, under the safe guidance of an qualified guide then this is the experience for you.

Who is your Nature Immersion Guide?

Chelle - Down Under Discoveries

After personally experiencing over two decades of a variety of mental health issues, Chelle was able to find her way back to better health and a positive mindset through many different avenues, but the major influence in overcoming some of the most crippling disorders was time spent in nature, 'Adventure Therapy'.

Through hard work and the determination to live a healthier life, Chelle was able to make the changes required to turn her life around and then in turn use her personal experiences to empower others to do the same. Her commitment to helping others saw her complete and gain qualifications as an experienced Outdoor Adventure Guide and successful business owner. Further studies then helped her attain an accredited Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development with qualifications as a Meditation Teacher and Holistic Human Development Therapist, and is a registered practitioner with the International Meditation Teachers & Trainers Association (IMTTA). She is a supporting member of both the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) and the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc (AABAT). Her company Down Under Discoveries is also a proud partner of Act - Belong - Commit. Chelle is currently studying Cert IV in Mental Health to be able to connect on a deeper level with her clientele.

Chelle is an adventurous outdoors woman ready to share with you all of her inner truths, lessons, experiences, knowledge and her expertise in hope that she can empower people from all over the globe, to stand in their truth, test their limits and find their passion through building a connection with the outdoors.