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2 weeks ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

ZOOM IN TO ZOOM OUT

I see eleven strong, interesting people around me, busy with magnifying glasses.🧐
We are on a yoga trekking in the Ecrins, French Alps.
They search for beautiful forms on rock and soil. 🤩 Glittering eyes: the 'dead' piece of rock appears to be alive. Another world comes to life, and changing perspective is all you need to discover it.

🦎It makes you realize how much life there is around us, because no matter what small part you zoom in, a bigger world appears to be hidden everywhere. 🦠 By looking at it with attention, and sometimes by learning to understand what you see, it comes to life.
It's what I experience when I observe snow crystals in winter.❄️

We continue our hike, mesmerizing. Actually it is exactly like yoga and meditation, I realize.🧘‍♀️
Zooming in on how we feel, the body, helps to zoom out.
It puts things into perspective and helps to separate ourselves from what seemed very important, but may not be worth our worries, attention and energy at all.

🏔️And it's exactly what the mountains do. Being small and insignificant between the immense and the rugged, helps us realize what really matters in our lives.

Then everything suddenly turns out to be very simple.💫

Whether it's by zooming in or by zooming out, by observing the detail or the immense grandeur, it's about breaking through the frame in which we got stuck. Changing perspective and shifting focus.🌍

It just depends on which glasses you decide to wear.🌱

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📸of the YOGA TREKKING in the French Alps in september.
Organized by Anne van Galen, WWW.OVERDEBERGEN.NL.

Many thanks to the wonderful group, Anne and @iederedagontspannen for making this week a great success.

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#trekking #huttentocht #guiademediamontaña #guiademontaña #internationalmountainleader #bergwandelgids #bergwandelen #bergavonturen #yogatrekking #ecrins #natureinterpretation #guiainterprete #interpretaciondelanaturaleza #mountainlessons #frenchalps @_nkbv
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The best has yet to come! 🥳 And therefore we're looking for some wanderers that'd like to explorer their mind and body.✨

🍂Season is not over yet, fall is just arriving. Perfect time for some reflection and introspection after a buzzing summer time. In the midst of autumn colours.

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🌞18-25th of September YOGATREKKING in Ecrins, French Alpes. www.overdebergen.nl for information and subscription - - > two spots left!

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🤸‍♀️15-19th of October YOGA TREK CLIMB in Spanish Pyrenees.
A 5-day program full with hiking, yoga, rock climbing, wildlife observation and delicious food.

SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount until the 30th of September!
LINK IN BIO for more info.
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1 month ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

Another beautiful week passed by!
Seven days of trekking through Parque natural de Posets-Maladeta. Looping the Posets and - almost - looping the Aneto. 🏔️

Almost, because it seems we still can't control the weather nor physical abilities.
Part of the game! 🌞

A game that brings a - different - challenge to everyone who decides to play.

For some it'll the physical part 💪

For some it'll be the challenge of not feeling too responsible 💫

For some it'll be letting go of what is not in our hands to control🤲

For others it'll be slowing down. 🤫

And for all of us, beautiful mountains 🙏

And now, rumbo a Francia! 🏔️👩‍🍳🧘‍♀️
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1 month ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

My favorite.

#posetsmaladeta #picoposets #pirineoaragones #bergwandelgids #bergwandelen #geologicalwonders #pyreneeën #pyrenees #internationalmountainleader #guiademediamontaña #guiademontaña #trekking #huttentocht
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Through the eyes of a 5-year-old the world looks different. ⛰️

This august I had some great weeks in Valle de Benasque. Not only with the yogis I wrote about before, I also got the opportunity to crawl into the skin of a 5-year-old.🦸‍♀️

And in that of his 16-year-old brother. And in that of a number of other young participants.😎

And in those of people who could have been their grandfathers and grandmothers, living their first ever mountain experience.👩‍🦳

All these different people have different wishes and needs.🌟
The challenge of putting myself in the shoes of all those different people is a great gift. It gives many new perspectives.🕵️‍♀️

Hiking and kids might not seem to be the greatest combination. But as long as they don't have a chance to get bored... 🤸‍♀️

We drew our own map and explored with binoculars.🦅 We investigated the world through magnifying glasses and followed the paths of the wild boars.🐗 And all this formed part of the great search for the one and only Bear Grizzy.🐻

Meanwhile, seeds have been planted for mountain bivouacs, hut to hut trekkings and other great adventures that illuminate the eyes of a 16-year-old.🤩

Big, bright, shining eyes, opened a tiny bit wider.
It lights fire in me 🔥🙏
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2 months ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

2 spots left for the Posets-Maladeta trekking in september!

4-11 september 2021
With a group of like-minded people, 7 days into the mountains. We'll sleep in mountain huts, so you won't carry a too heavy backpack (about 8 kilos max). We'll discover the most beautiful corners of parque natural Posets-Maladeta.

Wanna join? Let me know as soon as possible, better today than tomorrow, I'll make hut reservations soon!

#huttentocht #trekkingspain #guiademediamontaña #uimla #bergwandelgids #berggids @_nkbv @discoverspain #spaansepyreneeën #internationalmountainleader
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2 months ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

Macizo de la Maladeta 🏞️

Grateful for the trust I get to guide people up their first mountains. Grateful that they share with me the insights gained from conquering so many other mountains in their lives.

Ah, and instagram doesn't let me change the location 😅
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#nevertoolatetostart
#posetsmaladeta #internationalmountainleader #guiademediamontaña #uimla #bergwandelgids #berggids #nkbv @nkbv
#aneto #maladeta #llanosdehospital #valledebenasque
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3 months ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

Global Eviction.

Must be a true pioneer.

What would've someone been up to, coming up with this name for his business?

Let's stretch our brain.
Any creative out-of-the-box suggestions? 😁🤖
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Ufff, that was intense.🔥
About nine months had past, almost without leaving Pallars. And some more time since I had been in the flatlands. 🦠

I am a sensitive person.💫 And apparently, if you're getting used to an area with very little people and noise, but lots of nature and space, the threshold for external stimuli is lowering. 🙉

The first days in the Netherlands I felt kind of trapped. There was no way out. I was searching for silence and stillness.🦋 But I didn't find it. Roads, cars, people everywhere. No place without the melody of humanity. 🌇

Slowly I am getting used to it though. Even enjoying nightly bike rides through the vibrant summer city. Runs on asphalt. Artificial landscapes. 🤖

But getting used to, isn't enough. Only a few weeks left until I'll be back in my very happy place. 🌏

Next stop: Dolomites. ⛰️🤗
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4 months ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

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5 months ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

Are we true Pallareses now?

#bergwandelgids #internationalmountainleader #uimla #berggids #mountainguide #femalemountainguides #aquiquedanieve #iswinteralreadyhere #howmanydaystillwinter #springinthemountains #montsentdepallars #vallfosca #capdella #pallarsjussaturisme #pallarsjussa #pallarssobira #catalanpyrenees #visitpirineus
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5 months ago

Femke Treep - International Mountain Leader

What a way to start the day!
No, not that I do this everyday. But it does make me happyyyy! 🤸‍♀️

(SWIPE RIGHT for some revealing truths 😁)

Leaving home around 7AM for an early morning bike ride 🚵‍♀️ and swim🏊‍♀️ in the early morning sun, 🌄
coming home by 9:30,
shower, breakfast,
and by 10AM ready to start the work day.🤓

Developing routines like these, has been taking years. Not that for me this specific example is a routine, but I mean self-care things and activities in general.😊

Often we don't realize that doing something once a month, is probably already a huge step forward. 💪💥
But instead of feeling satisfied about doing - let's say yoga 🧘‍♀️- once a month, we don't even do the once a month, because we feel bad about not doing it more often. Hello limiting beliefs! 🖖

For me personally, a lot of those limiting thoughts are centered around my body. I could stay at home all the time, if I would believe my thoughts that somebody with my lifestyle should have another body.🏋️‍♀️ That I can go climbing again, the day in the very far future that I look slimmer. 🤔

But now I'd rather choose not to believe that thought, and to DO what makes me feel strong and happy. A lot more fun and so much more productive! 💃

So, for example, I used to think like ''I should do yoga everyday'', keep up the rhythm until will power faded and give up. Asking myself why it's so hard to keep doing what makes me feel good. 🧐

But now I find myself doing those things on a daily basis, without being so hard on myself. 🥰

Finding what feels good, 🔥

starting from a much nicer place. And suddenly it's much easier to keep up with my routines. 🤩

Little by little getting somewhere :)

What works for you when building habits and routines?
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#selfcare #guiademediamontaña #uimla #internationalmountainleader #morningride
#morningswim #prioritiesfirst #selfcarefirst #beetjemeerlief #liefzijnvoorjezelf #buildingroutines
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