The Team

Kat Novotna

EcoNIDRA™ Founder & Teacher

Kat is the founder and teacher of EcoNIDRA™. 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. As a certified Forest Therapy Guide, Kat has guided more than 420 groups of people in both private and corporate settings. As a former Forest Therapy trainer (ANFT) and EcoNIDRA founder, she trained about 230 Forest Therapy guides and 140 EcoNIDRA teachers to spread this connective work even more. As a Chair of the European Council of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, Kat has worked for several years to nourish the community of European Forest Therapy guides.
Kat has more than 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. 

Sari Telpner

EcoNIDRA™ Language Specialist
Sari is EcoNIDRA's Language Specialist providing feedback to teachers in training, with regards to skillful use of the typical EcoNIDRA™ language, voice, silence, nature sounds and other tools of those who are becoming the voices that reconnect. Sari is a graduate of our very first EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Training and has a great passion for and understanding of the essence of the practice. 

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.

Susanne has joined her first EcoNIDRA session in the first lockdown of 2020, and had an amazing experience with both deep relaxation and a beautiful imaginal journey in the jungle. 

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