The Blooming of our Inner Nature
April 29th – May 3rd,  2020 – Vamos (Crete), Greece


April 29th – May 3rd,  2020 – Vamos (Crete), Greece


A 5 days seminar with practices of reconnection with oneself, with others, with Nature, takes place in Crete,  the ideal  place, where tthe sky, the sea, the mountains and the Earth meet.

A practical introduction to Ecopsychology an its applications in education, helping relationships, therapy, training, tourism, trekking, team leadership self development.

It is a collaboration between the Greek and the Italian Ecopsychology School, both since 14 years IES representatives. This spring school is part of the first International ecopsychology training in Europe , after the first 2018 summer school held in the Alps, in Italy.

Contact with nature and wildlife helps us to find the connection with the deepest parts, often forgotten, of our being. Contact with our most authentic core, allows us to recover a sense of partnership with the whole Creation. In this peculiar moment of our human history, we need to blossom  and to awake the ability to act concretely: it is fundamental to recover the sense of belonging and partnership with our world.

Ecopsychology is a promoter of self-fulfillment at the service of life, it wants us to discover and use our personal, individual and collective power.

Practices of exploration of ourselves and of the world to reconnect to our deepest roots, to rise up towards the highest peaks.


The seminar will offer an introduction to the theoretical elements of Ecopsychology and some basic practices of Ecotuning, the art of Applied Ecopsychology.

The Ecotuning practices are suitable to be adapted to different fields, integrating the knowledge and skills either in health, educational and environmental professions or to enrich and develop our own personal life.


  • Early bird, March 1st: € 470 + vat iva • includes board and all facilities
  • Last registration, April 1st:  € 540 + vat /iva • includes board and all facilities

Limited number of participants


It is not suggested, but there is the possibility of participation for fewer days upon request.

A deposit of 150 euros is required to secure your position. Contact us at

Accommodation is a free offer of the Municipality of Apokoronas (Crete). The International School is under the auspices of the Municipality of Apokoronas and the Vamos Environmental Education Center
The language of the School will be English. Participants are required to have a medium to good level of understanding and communicating in English.


APRIL 29th
12.00-14.00 Registration-opening the Spring circle
14.00-16.00 Cretan lunch
16.00-16.30 Knowing our new human ecosystem
16.30-17.30 Ecopsychology for current challenges
17.30-20.00 Introduction to the Genius Loci of Vamos
20.00-22.00 Greek dinner

APRIL 30th
8.00-9.00 Yoga class with Vivian
9.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.30-12.30 Ecotuning & Ecotherapy
12.30-13.30 Ecopsychology in the myths
14.00-16.00 Cretan lunch
16.00-17.30 Enjoying time & space
17.30-19.00 Flora of Crete – Botanics and herbs for our senses
19.00-20.00 Anima rebirthing
20.00-22.00 Greek dinner

MAY 1st
8.00-9.00 Yoga class with Vivian
9.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.30-12.30 5 senses and beyond
12.30-13.30 Mandala in the woods-Creating our own inner space on Earth
14.00-16.00 Cretan lunch
16.00-17.30 Enjoying time & space
17.30-19.00 Spring reflections in our inner Nature self
19.00-20.00 Green mindfulness
20.00-22.00 Greek dinner

MAY 2nd
8.00-9.00 Tai chi
9.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.30-12.30 Working with the elements of Nature
12.30-13.30 Ecological relationships
14.00-16.00 Cretan lunch
16.00-17.30 Enjoying time & space
17.30-19.00 Creating gastronomy with Cretan nature ingredients
19.00-20.00 Animus rebirthing
20.00-22.00 Greek dinner

MAY 3rd
8.00-9.00 Tai Chi
9.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.30-12.30 From Ego to Eco
12.30-13.30 Nature as our mentor – Trust and Wisdom
14.00-16.00 Cretan lunch
17.00 Closing ceremony

The program is indicating and subject to possible changes


Kleio G. Apostolaki
Greek Psychologist. She studied Psychology and Clinical Psychology at the University of Kent at Canterbury. She continued her post-graduate studies in the University of London, King’s College, where she received a Mental Health with an emphasis on Dynamic Psychotherapy and CBT. She took further specialization in Ecopsychology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 2002. Since then she has worked as a psychologist-psychotherapist in private practice in Greece, with her main focus being Ecopsychology. She is past President of the International Ecopsychology Society and a current member of the board of IES, and the representative of the Hellenic Ecopsychology Society.



Marcella Danon
Italian Psychologist. She has been promoting Ecopsychology in Italy since 1996. She teaches Ecopsychology at the Valle d’Aosta University, in northern Italy. She completed her Ecopsyhcology training in California, Holland and Spain, studing with Fritjof Capra, Joanna Macy, Molly Young Brown and Anna Halprin. Counseling trainer and supervisor in Italy since 1990, she has studied with a direct student of Roberto Assagioli and works in trainings for personal growth in the professional and business world. She has founded in 2004 in Osnago (Lc), Ecopsiché, the Italian School of Ecopsychology. She is a board member of the International Ecopsychology Society.



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