Nature Center Gaïa

Nature Center Gaïa is for health, education, multicultural integration and tourism. Gaïa is the main building of AyA. It offers space for healthy practices such as sports, saunas, Wim Hof method, concerts, meetings, markets, dances and exhibitions. Everything revolves around the health of nature and our nature.

Gaïa is a nature center for recovery and growth. By stimulating the senses and with movement in and with the elements, nutrition, but also education, being together and by bringing together all kinds of healing methods.


The appearance will give a reminder of the importance of nature and its elements. A monument where all cultures are welcome. Where sustainable modern, but also forgotten technologies come together and are tested.

Ivy grows on the outside and water flows around it with fish and purifying plants. The rainwater is collected here. There are torches and the wind is used by beautifully designed windmills. The walls are made of clay in natural shapes and decorated with beautiful (precious) stones, wood, metal and (sometimes colored) glass. As many natural shapes, structures and materials as possible. Smooth, wavy, rough, but also symmetry.

As you enter, bionic architecture is connected to real nature. Lots of round natural shapes and indirect LED lighting where necessary. The windows are all different, there are natural transitions in colors and shapes. Plants, ivy and lamps decorated with air-purifying algae hang on the walls. Everything up to and including the doorknobs has the shape of, for example, a branch, leaf, animal or element.

Gaïa will give an Efteling feeling but with real nature, so that we are reminded of what is important, enjoy and collaborate with our nature.

The facilities
  • Main hall
  • Store
  • Practice rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Star hotel room
  • Workplaces
  • Saunas and plunge pools
  • Childcare
Activities in and around Gaïa
  • Talks, demonstrations
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Markets
  • Taking care of animals
  • Yoga, Chi Gong, Thai Chi etc.
  • Fire gatherings
  • Multicultural food days
  • Sweat lodge
  • Sound Therapy
  • Sauna
  • Celebrations
  • Childcare
  • Play days for children
  • Tours
  • Meetings


  • Building with naturalmaterials
  • Plant identification
  • Permaculture
  • Herbs and oil ( Fermenting etc )
  • Nature medication (also ceremonies)
  • Breathing Science
  • Massage
  • Alternative cure
  • Wood processing
  • Cooking
  • Making Instruments
  • Concrete without cement
  • Biocomposites
  • Solar panels
  • Good housekeeping means that in a company, by acting carefully, waste of material and energy is avoided.
  • End-of-pipe measures aim to prevent the spread of polluting emissions.
  • Integrated chain management
  • Biodegradable or recyclable (construction) material
  • Insulation made of recycled textiles
  • Floors with energy absorbing panels
  • Fitness bikes that generate energy
  • Saving energy by means of mass