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Welcome to "crappa e plema", the online magazine for more nature connection! Besides many inputs and interesting blogposts you'll also find my many other offerings, like yoga classes and nature rituals, here in this little corner of the internet. All my offerings are dedicated to spiritual nature conservation. What that is, you'll get to know here.

My name is Silvana Candreia. I'm a writer, musician, yoga teacher, dreamer, forest fairy, mermaid, green witch, creative and spiritual nature conservationist. The rhythms of nature fascinate me and I see it as my current mission to inspire others to live more attuned to nature again and therefore find a connection to oneself. Here you can find out more about myself and my story.


"We have to re-learn to love what we are:


Silvana Candreia

spiritual nature conservation - what's that?

Füssse und Naturmandala

Spiritual nature conservation is nature conservation on a spiritual and individual level. I'm convinced that we can all make this world a better place by starting with ourselves. Our world needs more mindfulness and connection. People, who dedicate themselves to their own contentment, not out of the ego, but because they feel that there must be more to life than what we originally thought. By connecting to nature, you'll understand that you are a part of it as well and that what we do to nature, we hence do to ourselves.

We protect what we love.

And so I have made it my mission to bring you closer to nature, which you are, too. For you to enter into a deep relationship to nature, to honor the natural rhythms again and to feel that you are part of this wonderful and magical world and you therefor start to advocate for its preservation.


Become a spiritual nature conservationist, too!

As individual as we are, as individual is spiritual nature conservation. By becoming more mindful and entering into a deep connection to yourself and nature, you automatically become a spiritual nature conservationist, because you realize that there's no separation between you and nature.

Here on "crappa e plema" I teach you my kind of spiritual nature conservation ...

... in my online magazine,

... in my yoga classes, nature rituals and forest bathing courses

... and with my music as the effect of art is highly underestimated and I believe that art will change this world, because it moves something true very deep inside of us.

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter (which is in German, but is easily translated into English with a translating app), which gives you practical and tangible tools for spiritual nature conservation. Additionally you might want to follow the hashtag #spiritualnatureconservation on instagram.

My story...

For a few years now I have been seeing this picture in my head: a little house at the edge of a forest; standing barefoot in the garden, a cup of tea in my hands and a cat by my feet.

It's that image that doesn't leave me anymore. A lot has changed in my life. I'm over thirty and I quit my job in 2020 to pursue my passion of being creative. I know that if I hadn't dared to take that leap then, I maybe wouldn't ever have done it. My job as a teacher wasn't all that bad, I enjoyed it quite a lot, but it didn't fulfill me anymore and due to the sudden passing of one of my best friends in 2019 I became very aware of my life being too short to postpone my dreams.

All of a sudden my life became very precious and I wanted to have time for it. Therefore I didn't just quit my job after six years, I also left my first ever apartment. I moved from the city to my family's three-hundred year old house in the mountains, surrounded by nature. Because that's what I want. Being connected to myself and my surroundings. Calmness. Time to myself, to be creative and to learn new things. Simplicity. I want to go back to my roots.

And now I'm on my way. I try, I fail and I build on it. Here on "crappa e plema" I document this process, I write personal stories, about nature conservation, about spirituality and the simple life, seasoned with a pinch of magic. I show this beautiful place by organizing retreats and I aim to share the connection I feel to this land with rituals and yoga lessons. Nature is my greatest teacher and my biggest source of inspiration and that's what this page is all about.

crappa e plema, Steine und Federn

What you might not know  about me:

I love animals, especially cats and sea turtles.

I have worked as a primary teacher for six years, while studying acting and musical theater.

I have synaesthisia and I see words and numbers in colors in front of my inner eye.

I'm scared a lot. Especially in the dark.

I'm a highly sensitive person and often prefer the company of trees and flowers to the one of people. But when I'm with people, I can enjoy that, too.

I write my own children's songs, among others, and published a children's album.

Silvana Candreia

crappa e plema

"crappa e plema" is Romansh, my second mother tongue, and translates to "stones and feathers".

Stones and feathers for me are symbols for the heavy and the light occurrences in life. They stand for all that lets me grow personally. For sad and happy moments. For moments, in which I can feel the earth beneath my feet and for those who let me fly. In any case those are the moments that let me go deeper and that always turn out to be crystals.

"crappa e plema" is a place of inspiration. A small sparkling corner in the wast cosmos of the internet that lets you dream, supports you to find back to your true nature and lets you see the beauty of this world. "crappa e plema" is a homage to all the enchanting beings out there. I call that spiritual nature conservation or quiet rebellion, because we have to re-learn to love what we are: nature. And in my book this can happen gently and quietly because therein lies an enormous power.

Stein und Feder
crappa e plema, Steine und Federn
Morgenstimmung mit Natternkopf

Need inspiration for a sustainable and mindful life in the rhythms of nature? Find it in the online magazine.

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