French (fluent), English (fluent)

Sri Lanka

About Rachel Chanmugan

Rachel is French, her husband is from Sri Lanka and she has lived there since 2006. She is certified in yoga, sound healing and Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing). Given the severity of issues such as climate change, mass extinction, and other threats to our planet and its ecosystems, Rachel felt called to undertake the mission of reestablishing the bond between people and Mother Nature. Belipola Arboretum is considered an ideal place to do this, as it maintains that Analog Forestry embraces the principles of restoration of degraded lands, and serves to demonstrate how human beings can participate and prosper by linking ourselves again with that Unitary organism from which we have separated, our Earth planet. Rachel believes that in doing so, we also have the opportunity to rebuild our global commons, our ecosystems and their biodiversity. His idea now is to share his knowledge with many people, through tools such as retreats, seminars, camps and workshops for groups, schools and other institutions.

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