This is Masiyembo

Health and wellbeing is going outdoors. 

We look forward to meeting you there. 

The Masiyembo Association is a network of nature-allied facilitators committed to providing:

1. Experiences for all South Africans to find meaning, connection and wellbeing through nature. 

2. Training and resources concerning outdoor health interventions for therapeutic and psycho-social wellbeing outcomes. 

3. Members with a supportive network that enhances the quality and profile of the rich experiences they provide. 

Together we are rediscovering the power of nature to support health outcomes during difficult times.

And now it is needed more than ever...

 

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Authentic

We believe in authentic engagement with our surrounds. We believe in slowing down and opening up to sensory-rich meaningful experiences. We believe in learning with nature, not just about nature. We believe in being…present to life.

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Connected

We cultivate immersive experiences that allow us to fully feel and creatively express our relationship with earth. We seek out those ineffable moments that remind us we are truly alive and part of all that is. We understand that connectedness matters.

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Diverse

We are a diverse group of seasoned nature guides outdoor facilitators doing things differently. We are committed to utilising our cumulative experience to help reawaken people's curiosity for earth and spark for life. 

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Committed

We are bonded by a commitment to the health and wellbeing of all life on earth. We are motivated by a genuine desire to share our collective passion and wisdom with you, all South Africans, and the world.

Essential Service

We are NatureAllied.

Connection is essential for our health and wellbeing.

Human connectedness with nature is a proven pathway toward building greater health resilience, happiness and life satisfaction. Connection also supports social cohesion and altruistic behaviours, like caring for nature. This is validated by science and verified by personal experience. 

The Masiyembo Association delivers NatureAllied Training and other guidance on how to best apply the principles and practices of nature connectedness to enhance outdoor experiences, conservation behaviours and psycho-social wellbeing. We identify the pathways that allow nature to again become a meaningful foundation for healthier lifestyles and communities. 

Contact us if you would like to learn more about nature connectedness and NatureAllied Training.

 

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If health and wellbeing matters to you, then join us.

Participate in an outing. Delve into a journey. Awaken your connection.

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The Masiyembo Association acknowledges that we meet, work, and play in this remarkable country known as South Africa, which has been inhabited by peoples of various cultural backgrounds for thousands of generations. We are grateful to all the caretakers and Elders past and present for their tending of this land, its waters, wildlife and cultures.

We honour all non-human life and seek to live in respectful and harmonious relationship with them. 

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