Hello there! I am Virva Niissalo, outdoor enthusiast and activity guide. My company Kuntovirkku offers nature walks, urban hiking and Forest Mind Wellness Walks in Helsinki area.
Nature promotes our health in many ways. Spending time in nature can bring every one of us more vitality, better health and fitness, and most of all more joy! Besides bodies, I want to move people’s minds, and get my customers to think about their health and wellness from new perspectives.
Forest Mind Method
Forest Mind is a Finnish method of mental skills exercises designed to utilize and intensify the natural healing effects of forests. This method uses the latest, most widely accepted trends in psychology, therapy, and coaching, including mindfulness and life coaching, in a natural setting or with natural imagery.
Anyone can use the Forest Mind exercises consciously and purposefully to develop internal mental skills that support physical and mental wellness. There are more than 100 exercises, which you can practice either outdoors or indoors, alone or in a group. Forest Mind is ideal for promoting self-awareness, relaxation, stress relief, refreshment, and invigoration.
Nature Boost – a relaxing wellness moment just for you
Feeling stiff? Tired of all the video conferences and sitting at your desk all day? Take a break, stop your spinning thoughts, relax your body and mind, revive your energy!
The fifteen-minute Nature Boost exercise is based on the Forest Mind method of mental skills exercises. The content of the exercise will be chosen to meet your personal needs and feelings in the moment.
”It’s nice to have someone call you up and motivate you to get outside and guide you through some restorative exercises in nature, physical or mental. Much more effective than using an app! It’s like letting off steam with a friend while going for a walk, something that’s not possible for all us, particularly at the moment. A real boost for the day or even for the week.”
– Becky, working from home
The Nature Boost activity happens on the phone, so you can be located anywhere. Book your own personal Nature Boost moment via Doerz!
Forest Mind Wellness Walks for groups
Recharge your body and mind in nature! During this nature walk you will get to know and try the Forest Mind method. We intensify nature’s own health effects by activating our senses and strengthening a receptive and friendly relationship with ourselves. After the exercises your body feels refreshed and relaxed, you feel better with yourself and have more positive feelings and energy.
”Great to have time, space and permission to reflect.” – participant on the Forest Mind Wellness Walk
Forest Mind wellness moment can be arranged in a park, garden, forest, seashore or other natural environment. I’ll be happy to show you my favourite nature spots in Helsinki, or in nearby national parks in Nuuksio and Sipoonkorpi.
Prepare for the weather, put on enough clothes suitable for light movement and wear shoes which allow you to walk on natural surfaces. The program is suitable for everyone, disabilities can be taken into account depending on location.
You can book a Forest Mind Wellness Walk for your team or other group.
Prices start from 295 € + VAT 24% for a group of 5-15 people. Please contact me for more details!
Outdoor activity guide & Forest Mind instructor
virva (at) kuntovirkku.fi
+358 50 379 2879