To love the Earth is natural.

To be in soul-satisfying relationship with her is a practice.

Hi ‚Äď I'm Natasha and this practice is at the heart of my path.

When I'm not making films related to this theme,  I'm also a nature practice guide. Through retreats, online courses, magazine articles and my podcast, my passion is to work with nature lovers and environmentalists to deepen their relationship with the Earth in a ways that aligns their wellbeing with hers.  

I like to weave diverse threads of my background from Indigenous wisdom,¬†mindfulness and¬†creative expression to help you¬†enjoy¬†a calmer body, a clearer mind, and a more courageous heart¬†¬†‚Äď not just in nature, but¬†in collaboration¬†with¬†nature.

It's a path of beauty, intimacy and resilience.

It's for you and for the Earth.





Calm by Nature.

Some people say that nature is equal parts calm and commotion.

But my experience is that when thriving, nature is primarily peaceful, with moments of pressure release.

In this way, the Earth offers us a clear model for how we can thrive too. When we are willing to notice, she reminds us that, like her, we are calm by nature.

Not sleepy calm, nor boring calm, nor out-of-touch calm.

Calm in the sense that we can relax enough to fully receive the beauty of the Earth into the innermost core of our being.

Calm in the sense that we let the unbridled flow of life run through us, so we may become instruments of healing ‚Äď for ourselves, our communities and our beloved Earth.

Thank you for being here.

I look forward to knowing you.

natasha deganello giraudie


My favorite things

From time to time, I send out a short email to share what's uplifting me and helping me deepen my relationship with nature.  

Would you like to receive it?

We respect your privacy.

Here's a Gift for You

An uplifting short film I co-directed with Michael "Pom" Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mt. Shasta.

It's based on one question:

What's one word from your ancestral language that changed your life and that you can offer to the next generation to heal our relationship with the world?

Appropriate for all ages.  (20 mins.)  

We respect your privacy.


A few musings & invitations.


Listen to the Podcast

soulful sips & unhurried conversations to help you restore your grounded & inspired presence.

7 Things I Learned

from collaborating with Indigenous wisdom keepers.  An opinion piece for one of my favorite magazines. 

A Brief Uplifting Tour

of diverse stories from around the world, from the Yes! Magazine issue of An Ecological Civilization.

A bit about me

I'm Natasha ‚Äď mama, documentary filmmaker and nature practice teacher.¬† Through my work I help people deepen their relationship with¬†the Earth ‚Äď for their wellbeing and for hers.

I directed my¬†most recent film, One Word Sawalmem, with Michael ‚ÄúPom‚ÄĚ Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe from Mt. Shasta.¬† An uplifting short documentary, it has won a number of awards, was selected for 40+ festivals in more than 15 countries and is scheduled to be broadcast on PBS.

When I'm not making films, I host an international online Nature Practice community of people who are aligning their wellbeing with the Earth's.  I've also had the pleasure of sharing a bit about what I've learned about deepening my relationship with nature with groups at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, One World Ayurveda in Bali, the United Nations, Stanford University and the Dalai Lama Fellows.  

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, my perspective is infused with 20 years of study with the Dalai Lama, nature retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh, and learning from Indigenous wisdom keepers and some of the great naturalists of our time. 

You can let me know here if you'd like to receive my occasional compilation of things keeping me close to nature.

Here's the link to connect on Instagram.

And here are some of the places our work has been featured.

much love,

natasha deganello giraudie

Who's Rosa Guayaba?

Rosa Guayaba is the particular color of a ripe guava fruit. You say "dusty pink". I say "rosa guayaba." Saying those words connects me not only to a favorite color and a treasured taste of my beloved Venezuela. Rosa Guayaba is gratitude for the immeasurable gifts the Earth offers us each day. Rosa Guayaba is the scent carried by the breeze, reminding us of who we are and what we are here for. Rosa Guayaba is reverence for nature and for all that is sacred.  

This is what I look forward to helping you stay close to.

@rosa.guayaba started as my Instagram handle, as a way of exploring this new thread as it wove itself into life and acknowledge that it was not coming from me, but rather though me from what I experience as the most generous flow.

Along the way, people have started calling me Rosa, which I didn't expect, yet it makes me smile inside. 

Would you like to contact me? 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Let me know what's on your mind


The Nature Practice programs and mentoring are intended to educate and inspire you on your personal journey toward wellbeing and happiness. They are not intended to replace care best provided by qualified professionals and they are not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Photography by Piccadilly Posh, Pete Longworth & Natasha Deganello Giraudie. 

Design by Todd Schulte.