Upcoming Events

Remembering our Innate Wisdom:


A-3 day Immersion weekend in Nature.

June 26-28, 2020

Mafra, Portugal

With Irene Tobler, Verónica Lassus, Joana Carvalho.

Language: English with Portuguese translations

Our Work

We offer 3-day Weekend Immersions in Nature and group ongoing gatherings in Circles for Change.


During these times together, we will be examining our cultural and personal beliefs and our unquestioned assumptions about reality. This seems essential at this time in our evolution and in order to be able to work together towards a sustainable future for all life forms.


During this process of deepening together, we may be reshaped and able to awaken to deeper connection to mother Earth and a sense of belonging to her.

Weekend Immersions in Nature

These 3-day immersion workshops take place in natural settings, away from the city and include the practices of group council, encounters with nature, shamanic journeys, sound meditations, mindful walking meditation, the ancient practice of Sweat Lodge, prayer and ceremony.


They are addressed to individuals willing to undertake a personal process that can support them in becoming an active agent of change in their lives.


Our weekends offer an opportunity to reconnect with our wild and authentic nature through the art of deep inquiry and deep listening in community with others and in communion with nature. 


We work with what arises from the group experience, helping each member find their place within the whole, find their voice and have their voice be heard.


We practice listening in the indigenous way – listening to the whisperings of our body sensations , listening to the whisperings of nature, and listening to each other, listening to the silence between words and to what is not being said.


This quality of deep listening attunes us to a creative frequency that embraces all of life and connects us with our innate Earth-based wisdom. New sustainable personal choices and solutions may naturally emerge from this relational space.

Circles for Change

The Circles for Change are group gatherings to support individuals who wish to be active change creators in their lives and communities. They are meant to be held on a regular basis in various locations worldwide.


The Circles for Change are “sacred space and time” to live more deeply into fundamental questions required at this present time. As we listen unconditionally and attune to the group field, out of our collective contributions new ideas and initiatives can emerge that are much richer than our individual perspective. 


Circles represent true democracy, as everyone’s presence and voice is recognized and acknowledged as important, no matter the individual background and education. 


We see that true wisdom often comes through those who have their heart open, are deeply connected to Mother Earth, and kept alive their wild nature.


The Circles for Change facilitation methodology can be replicable and held by any group of people who wish to come together to envision and enact a more sustainable future. 

About Us

Trees & Circles is the co-creation of  Irene Tobler, Verónica Lassus and Joana Carvalho.


We are three women coming from different walks of life who are joining in our desire to contribute, at any scale we may be able to, to the changes that need to take place in our culture and systems, so that the coming generations may enjoy our beautiful Mother Earth and all the beautiful and valuable species that inhabit her.


Our combined skill set is in the field of transformation - body oriented therapy, depth and process work, mindfulness meditation, group work, including nature-based work, and education. We want to offer our skills and energy to help individuals find resources within a community of likeminded others and to find their own way of contributing to this important evolutionary step.