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.)
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A bit about me
I'm Natasha – mama, documentary filmmaker and nature practice teacher. Through my work I help people deepen their relationship with the Earth – for their wellbeing and for hers.
I directed my most recent film, One Word Sawalmem, with Michael “Pom” 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 monthly compilation of 9 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.
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Each month I send out a short email to share what's uplifting me and helping me deepen my relationship with nature.
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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.
The Nature Practice programs and mentoring are intended to educate, inspire and entertain 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.