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Sat Dec 9, 10:00 - Sat Dec 9, 17:00

The Spice Route Destination


This autumn, Ecofluency brings you a beginner workshop in Nature communication, using an expanded spectrum of senses and awareness.

This is for all levels of experience, and includes communication with animals, plants, insects, microbes, water, rocks, stars and any other non-human Nature - the principles are the same.

Why join the Ecofluency Summer Series?

Nature communication can dramatically change your life, like it has done for me and so many others.

Why? We are all born with the ability to deeply communicate with Nature - we are Nature - many of us have just forgotten how to use it. Reclaiming the power of this ancient birth right allows access to the deeper knowledge and wisdom of Nature that is not often available to our logical human minds.

As you cultivate your intuitive connection and conversation with Nature, this lets us make more holistic and efficient practical decisions in all aspects of our lives: growing food, choosing a place to live, understanding the behaviour of wild or domestic animals, creating rituals and ceremonies for inspiration and abundance, expanding your professional work in ecological alignment, or healing traumas to grow spiritually and become whole.

It is a critical skill for empowering physical, mental and emotional vitality, to grow beyond resilience into a dynamic state of thriving. It offers a key to unlock greater joy and harmony in our relationships with ourselves, other humans, and the rest of Nature.

It's easier than you'd expect, because this way of communicating exists beyond all languages. By expanding our range of our sensory awareness, we can dialogue with any aspect of the more-than-human world in an everyday state of consciousness. And the principles are the same, whether you choose to converse with small plants or towering trees, tiny insects or large mammals, clods of compost or constellations of stars.

Most importantly, human existence with other species depends on dialogue with them, as they call on us to co-evolve and create our future in alignment with Nature.

The world is waiting - join the conversation!

Read what previous participants say about my courses and workshops here.


Animal communication workshop in Greece, 2018, photo by Michael Tsimperopoulos


Your host

This workshops is offered by me, Dr Saskia von Diest, founder of Ecofluency, as well as consultant, educator, facilitator, researcher and activist in the field of Nature communication.

Attending an animal communication workshop 10 years ago, during my PhD in Plant Pathology, sparked my interest in investigating intuitive farming, i.e. how farmers use intuitive communication with nature to inform their practical management decisions. From 2014-2020, I held two postdoctoral fellowships, at Stellenbosch University, and at Coventry University in the UK, to pursue this research, and have presented my findings on international platforms.

Throughout my postdoctoral years, I attended numerous workshops and courses in different countries, to train and develop my own understanding and practice in communication with trees, animal, land, nature spirit and ancestors. I've trained as a facilitator in Family Constellations, and in the Way of the Warrior Healer.

In 2021, I founded Ecofluency, an organisation that offers consulting, teaching and facilitation in Nature communication, and promotes other voices in this field. With 14 years of experience in teaching and facilitating through various forms and in many countries, my passion is creating opportunities for others to have their own experience of communicating with non-human Nature, and develop that for their own and the collective benefit.

Read more about me on the Ecofluency website,


When and where

This Ecofluency Summer Series will be held at 18:30-20:00 on three dates, at The Greenhouse, The Gallery Mall, 8 Gray Street, Knysna, South Africa.

21 Feb - The Science, Art & Magic of Nature Communication

6 Mar - Communicating with your Gut Microbiome

20 Mar - Ancestors, Land & Beyond the Veil

Street parking available. Please arrive 15min before the start of each seminar to park and settle in, so that we can begin on time.

Please bring:

  • writing and/or drawing materials if you'd like to make notes
  • an open mind and open heart!


Tree communication workshop at Wild Spirit, Nature's Valley, South Africa, 2019



Spaces are limited due to venue size. My mission is to make this work accessible, so three types of tickets are available, at half the price that I would normally charge when teaching overseas:

  • Normal tickets - R120 pp per talk
  • Series ticket - R300 pp for all talks in the series
  • Limited FREE tickets for farmers or commercial food growers (application only)

Ecofluency is not registered as a charity, and therefore receives no tax benefits, as I still operate as a sole trader based in the UK. However, half my work is pro bono or offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, so that more people are able to reawaken their Nature communication ability. Therefore, any donations made with your ticket are deeply appreciated, and will help to cover my time in offering this work to lower income individuals and organisations.



For any queries, please contact Saskia at saskia(at)

To find out more about Ecofluency, please visit



NB: Service policy

Cancellation and refund: if I cancel or postpone the event for any reason, including weather, ticket(s) will be refunded in full.

If for any reason you are unable to use your ticket(s), I offer a partial or full refund, a flexible exchange or a ticket transfer:

  • Ticket(s) can be 50% refunded up to 7 days before the event, unless it's for a valid medical reason within 7 days before the event, such as proof of hospitalisation
  • Ticket(s) can be exchanged for another event of the same kind in the same year. Please contact me to request the exchange at least 7 days before the event (2 weeks for group bookings of 4 people or more), OR
  • You may transfer your ticket(s) to a friend of yours. To do this, please contact me to provide contact details of the new ticket holder(s) at least 3 working days before the event so that I can give them any necessary details about the workshop.
  • No-shows without the above notice are not entitled to refunds, exchanges or transfers.

All talk and workshop content is copyright of Saskia von Diest, all rights reserved.


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