The Team

Kat Novotna

EcoNIDRA™ Founder & Teacher

Kat is the founder and teacher of EcoNIDRA™, certified Yoga Nidra teacher and ANFT certified Forest Therapy Guide. Kat's passion and mission are to help people reconnect with nature, with themselves and others, by focusing on deep relaxation, slowing down, body wisdom, heart intelligence and the relationship between humans and the planet. Kat has nearly two decades of experience in teaching adult students in both private and InCompany settings. She is trained in Yoga Nidra, Forest Therapy, Holistic Nutrition, Cross-Cultural Communication, and is using her skills, gifts and passion to help improve the wellbeing of all beings. Connect with Kat on LinkedIn.

Susanne de Klerk

Admissions & Admin
Susanne is the stable and steady power in EcoNIDRA's backoffice. An excellent out-of-the-box thinker, Susanne is taking care of the smooth flow of administration, enrollment and admissions procedures.

Ales Pokorny

EcoNIDRA™ Consultant
Ales is a certified Forest Therapy Guide and EcoNIDRA's main consultant in the field of nature connection practices and facilitation. He has solid background in Forest Therapy for various populations including corporate and educational settings, as well as in Environmental Studies and Consulting.


EcoNIDRA™ is proudly restoring our planet with TreeSisters. For every trainee in the Certified EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Training, we are donating 10 trees.

EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Training is a proud partner of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), conducting scientific research about the transformative character of EcoNIDRA™.


'Each of us can make a difference. Together we can make change.' - Barbara Mikulski