Healing in Nature
With Rochelle Calvert and Natasha Deganello Giraudie
September 24 - 27, 2020
This weekend nature-centered mindfulness and meditation retreat is an opportunity to heal, re-connect and re-emerge into a greater sense of wholeness in the beautiful landscape of the Colorado Mountains.
Through this retreat, we will explore how nature-based practices, our relational connection to the natural world, and related somatic experiencing can support healing and transformation of challenging or traumatic experiences.
We will have an opportunity to study, practice, and integrate the wisdom of these teachings in the community. You will have the opportunity to relax and reflect, be led on nature meditations, reflective journaling exercises, and beautiful hikes, all while strengthening your skills to integrate it all into your everyday life.
Rochelle Calvert (Voth), Ph.D., CMT, SEP, BCBA-D, is the founder of New Mindful Life. She has studied mindfulness for the past 16 years and has taught classes, courses, workshops, and retreats. Rochelle leads classes/courses/seminars in Six-week Introductory Training in Mindfulness, (S.I.T.), Awake in the Wild- Nature-Based Mindfulness retreats, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Eating, Mindful Parenting, and Mindful Workplace. She also facilitates professional training in mindfulness for clinicians and travels the country teaching seminars for PESI. She also works as a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego. Rochelle’s mindfulness meditation journey begun over 16 years ago. She was introduced to mindfulness via an MBSR course during her clinical training. Over the years she has cultivated her own personal mindfulness practice by establishing a daily mindfulness practice, attending yearly silent retreats and participating in mindfulness training. She practices mindfulness-based meditation rooted in the Buddhist Theravada Tradition. She has also studied mindfulness in nature with Mark Coleman, and practice meditation in nature daily.
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As a child growing up in Venezuela, Natasha learned some of her most valuable lessons outside the classroom – from indigenous people living on their ancestral lands. As an adult, she studied with the Dalai Lama for more than 20 years and had the opportunity to attend nature-based retreats with Thich Naht Han in his monastery. As a professional nature meditation teacher and certified moon guide, she has taught groups from the United Nations, Google and Airbnb as well as medical practitioners, politicians, nonprofit leaders and filmmakers in the US, Latin America and Asia. Natasha is also a documentary filmmaker. Her experiential nature meditation film, Inmanencia, has been selected for festivals around the world from Boulder to Buenos Aires to Bhutan where it won the Audience Choice award. Her current series of short films, One Word, was selected by Robert Redford and the Redford Center as a powerful voice at the intersection of youth, indigenous wisdom and climate resilience.
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