Hi - I'm Natasha.

Are you feeling called to deepen your personal relationship with the Earth?

If so, I might be able to help.

When I'm not making films at the intersection of nature and Spirit,  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, like you, in restoring reciprocity with the Earth, when it comes to your wellbeing.  


I like to weave diverse threads of my background from Indigenous wisdom, Buddhist teachings and naturalist insights to help you enjoy a calmer body, a clearer mind, a more courageous heart and a more content soul – 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.
 

 

 

Hi - I'm Natasha.

Are you feeling called to deepen your personal relationship with the Earth?

If so, I might be able to help.

When I'm not making films at the intersection of nature and Spirit,  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, like you, in restoring reciprocity with the Earth, when it comes to your wellbeing.  

I like to weave diverse threads of my background from Indigenous wisdom, Buddhist teachings and naturalist insights to help you enjoy a calmer body, a clearer mind, a more courageous heart and a more content soul – 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.
 

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 sense of calm, clarity, courage, community & coherence.

7 Things I Learned

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

A Brief Uplifting Tour

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

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 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

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.

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

DISCLAIMER

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.