The foundation of our studio combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey. The facilitators at the Earthwalk Nature Studio have over 15 years experience within the holistic healing space.
By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, we promote awareness of the interdependency of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing.
At Earthwalk, we use our extensive training and in-depth understanding of the human body and psyche to teach and cultivate awareness of one’s own practices and life process. Much of our suffering can be traced back to a deep sense of separation from the natural world.
The Earthwalk Nature Studio’s core intention is to shift and raise consciousness through embodiment and trauma resolution. It is a space that offers various experiential programmes, workshops and teachings that include animals, such as the horse, nature and the elements, music, expressive movement, art, breathwork, and somatic healing that can assist in raising personal and collective consciousness.
The good news is that the doorway to a higher dimension — nature itself — is all around you every day.
Meet the Earthwalkers
Natural Therapist specialising in human and horses
Nicola Michl, is one of the founding members of the Equinox Trust, which facilitates empowerment programmes for communities and individuals in need in the field of Animal Assisted Therapy. She is also the owner of Earthwalk PTY (LTD), the home of the therapy horses.
Nicola’s deep connection with horses began in early childhood and she has worked with them extensively over the past 25 years which have allowed her to experience the healing quality these animals hold.
Her interest in a holistic approach to healing began at university with her interest in Psychology and Philosophy, as well as Quantum Physics. In 2006 she studied to become a certified natural healer and counsellor and is a registered Ethnic Health Care Practitioner with the Natural Healers Association (NHA). She is also a member of the Metaphysics Association of South Africa. She has a BA Honours degree in Fine Art from UCT and also trained up to the advanced certification level with EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning ).
With 15 years experience in the natural healing, art and equine assisted therapies, she has witnessed and believes in the power of the natural world and all creation to remind us that we are all part of it. By being, observing and communing with this world we are activating our creative powers that show us that we are in fact whole and hold the answers we seek within us.
Holistic Wellness Practitioner
Olivia Badach is the owner of The Human Spiral which focuses on the journey of Being. Her belief is that to invite awareness of embodied stories we open the door to healing, integration and transformation. She holds a deeply compassionate space that nurtures self-expression and heart-based connection. Her effectiveness as a facilitator and healer comes from her own life experiences and years of spiritual exploration and application.
Olivia’s keen interest in people began with her studies in Industrial Psychology and Sociology at UNISA. She later acquired a diploma in craniosacral therapy (2003) and is a practising therapist registered with the Craniosacral Therapy Association of South Africa (CSTSA).
Olivia has completed her Master I, II and III coach training through Creative Consciousness©, is an accredited Insights Discovery© client practitioner, certified Enneagram practitioner, and an Advanced Soul Plan Reader and Soul Transformation Therapy practitioner registered with Holistic Healing College in the UK.
In 2013 her journey with horses began. It was the beginning of a life-changing rite of passage to remembering and reconnection, a surrendering and opening of the heart, and a deep trust in the innate intelligence and wisdom of nature and the spirit of the horse.