Category Archives: Our health through our garden – hortitherapy

Therapeutic Japanese gardens – Niwatherapy© – Frederique DUMAS

        Japan is the home of forest therapy and shinrin yoku 森林浴, which literally means “forest baths”. We find again in this term, kanji 森 and 林 which mean “forest”, as a crowd of small kanji 木 means “tree”, and the … Continue reading

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My philosophy of Japanese gardens design

        Most people consider the garden as a place to live and a great tool to forge social ties, encouraging friendliness and hospitality. This activity maintains their health, contributes to their well-being, it is a source of emotions appealing to all … Continue reading

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New video – spring tea

         A new video is now on the e-learning Platform of JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE ! To watch it, rendez-vous at this adress : http://www.japanese-garden-institute.com/elearning/ Looking forward to having you among the community of the “Sublime SUKIYA” Academy (prev. NIWAKI Inspiration … Continue reading

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Introductory offer – training video “setting stones”

         The entirety to know about the art of “setting stones”, or how to create the structure of an authentic Japanese garden, is now online on the e-learning platform of JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE. I propose a INTRODUCTORY OFFER for this … Continue reading

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The “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy changes its name !

        Our life is punctuated with major turning points … It is the same for a professional activity especially when they are so intimately linked, and it is important to recognize these moments for what they are and to facilitate their … Continue reading

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New video – go to the light

         A new video is now on the e-learning Platform of JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE ! To watch it, rendez-vous at this adress : http://www.japanese-garden-institute.com/elearning/ Looking forward to having you among the community of the “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy … ! … Continue reading

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Tsuboniwa – Go to the light – 光に向かって行く – Hikari ni mukatte iku

“Follow our heart and be ready to live by inspiration. This is the only way to get out of our belief systems and to be receptive to new ideas, perspectives, alternatives … So, we give ourselves the chance to become … Continue reading

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Tsukubai course

        This week, creation of a new tsuboniwa at “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy, with two trainees, Therese coming from Martinique and faithful to the academy for many years in hortitherapy – Niwatherapy©, and Peter, newcomer, from Germany. With an infinite pleasure, … Continue reading

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The vulgar copy kills creativity !

        There are few years, a landscape of the region, talented on basis, had come to me so that I help him to awaken and express their art through courses of hortitherapy. He began his career as a gardener thirty years … Continue reading

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Second tsuboniwa creation in the Shizen no sei Garden – Part 3

        Now, under extremely clement skies for this late September, it is the home stretch for our second tsuboniwa in Shizen no sei Garden. Depending on the space that had been delimited… … this last part has started with the granit … Continue reading

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