Presence in the Wild

Nature Quest in the Carpathians 2021 



Sun 29th of August  - Sun 5th of September 2021 

Southern Carpathian Mountains/ Romania


Homebase in Șinca Nouă, Transilvania
Guest House Equus Silvaniaguesthouse 


People on their 'Inner Journey', engaged in transformational work, (self-)leadership and 'inner' capacity building

A Transformation Special in the Mountains 
with Walter Bertolini and Din van Helden


"Presence in the Wild" is an 8-day Nature Quest, awareness training combined with solo time in nature. 

In the wild and gentle nature of the Carpathians, you have the opportunity to nurture the connection with/between your ‘outer, inner and true nature'. These often deep experiences of connectedness, presence and clarity are a healthy way in which to (re) connect with your true intentions.  

This retreat combines our direct experience bridging self-leadership/ organizational learning and profound work in nature, introducing tools and practices drawn from modern times as well as ancient traditions from around the world. 

At the heart of the process are ideas drawn by John P. Milton (founder of Way of Nature) and other transformative practices in order to support you in releasing blockages, strengthening your ability to see and experience yourself as an interconnected, interdependent partner of nature and (re)align yourself with the highest potential in your life back home.


Through this process and by making time alone in nature, connecting with what we (the Way of Nature Community) call the three natures -  inner Nature, outer Nature and True Nature -  you will, if lucky, get a glimpse of the secret nature beneath all things.





This Nature Quest, with a 4 days and nights time on your own in NATURE in the remote Carpathian Mountains, can be a good support if you

  • Want to free yourself from your busy everyday life and take a conscious break, 

  • want to be by yoursel and open to more connection & clarity,

  • are ready and willing to face some deeper “blockages” and wish to establish a deeper relationship with your inner strength,

  • would like to revitalize and realign yourself with life and your inner leader at the source,

  • are keen to transform yourself and to nurture the seeds of this experience back home in your daily life. 

Creating an inspiring Space  

How do we go about creating this space? How do we access and experience a different quality of Being and Knowing, which is often described as a state of 'Presence'?  Somehow through entering this space we realize, something we have always known deep inside, that nature itself (your inner, outer and true nature - see - the 3 Natures) is the most powerful teachers of all … ‘the intelligence of life in its purest form'.

Our intentions:

based on our own extensive experience as practitioners, coaches and guides over many years, we will provide you with helpful tools (i.e. work on mindset, intentions, contemplation, counseling etc.) in order to support you individually and collectively throughout your deep transformation.  

we encourage reflection and maintain an secure environment for your learning and growth, which will allow you to connect fully with your 3 ‘Natures’ (inner, outer, true)’....

And, honoring the traditions we draw on and the wonder of nature, we hope each of us leaves the retreat with a joyful heart, firm clarity and a clearer intention to act in new ways.

The conceptual background is based on old wisdom traditions as well as contemporary whole system approaches toward deep transformation (Way of Nature, U-Process, Contemplation, Systemic Change, ..). 

We invite you to join us on this ‘journey’ for unforgettable 8 days in the Southern Carpathian Mountains (Fagaras Mountains) and be part of this program. 



Private: € 1.560,--  including 20% VAT,

Corporate: € 1.650,-- plus 20% VAT (€ 1.980,--)

this price includes training and guiding expenses incl. transportation to /from solo sites as well asl food at solo sites. 
Not included: Travelcosts to our Homebase in Romania/Sinca Noua (Equus Silvania) and the stay at our Homebase (4-5 nights depending on individual arrivals and departures)  

Single Room costs ( half board) approx € 70/day and Double Room (half board) approx € 50 /day

scholarships/ discounts are possible 

Limited Participation



The Coaches & Guides


Walter Bertolini has been working many years as a systemic Organizational Consultant  and Leadership Coach, founding partner of werk4 and the inspirational Leadership Project Essenz der Führung. He has reconnected with the power of being in & one with wild nature years ago, which brought him to found Way of Nature Austria (  as part of Way of Nature International. His transformational work incorporates powerful systemic approaches and is at the same time nurtured & deeply inspired by core practices of ancient wisdom traditions as well as contemporary awareness practices.  
Walter, originally from Western Austria, currently lives in Vienna and is working internationally.


Din van Helden  is a guide and advisor pioneering a new generation of development programmes, with nature. Her work combines renewed ideas about leadership and change, deep reconnection to nature, and wisdom from ancient cultures to support positive, systemic change. She leads a learning and reconnecting enterprise Grounding. Din, being a Nature Guide herself and Way of Nature Austria member, will provide her wealth of experience. She guides together with Walter the participants during this retreat. 
Din, originally from the Netherlands, currently lives in Vienna and is working internationally.

There will also be nature guides from Carpathia on site.