Nature Practice Foundations

A soul-satisfying approach to 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.

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To love the Earth is natural.
To be in soul-satisfying relationship with her is a practice.

 

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Nature Practice Foundations

A soul-satisfying approach to 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.

Watch the video

 

To love the Earth is natural.
To be in soul-satisfying relationship with her is a practice.

 

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How to access your peaceful, vibrant, grounded presence more consistently & in reciprocity with nature.

 

We get good at what we practice.


A wise person once said that we get good at what we practice ‚Äď and we're always practicing something.

Right now some of us are getting very good at OVERWHELM.

There are many things that are encouraging this vicious cycle and helping it gain momentum.  Too many pressures.  Too many expectations.  Too many commitments.  Too much noise.  Too much speed. . .

This not only affects your mood, but also your health, your relationships, your work, and how you show up for the Earth.

It also creates an accumulation of moral injury, where you find yourself doing things that might be culturally accepted or even expected, but that you know are misaligned with your wellbeing and with the Earth’s wellbeing.

So - the idea is to intentionally apply resistance to this spinning ‚Äď to this cycle of depletion - not only to stop it. . . but to reverse it. . .

Most importantly, it turns that transforming this cycle of depletion into one of replenishment¬†is actually doable ‚Äď when we do it in partnership with our greatest ally: the Earth.


Who is this program for?


I work with all sorts of people who love nature and who love spending time outdoors.  Artists, farmers, field scientists, environmentalists, politicians, conservationists, outdoor educators, teachers, students, parents, humans.

This is for you if you are: 

  • Earth-loving ‚Ästyou enjoy spending time outdoors and you know that life is meant to be lived in a more nature-centered way.¬†

  • intuitively-curious ‚Äst you have a longing to slow down enough to catch a breath and listen¬†to your inner knowing and¬†to the whispers that connect you with your purpose.

  • creatively-inclined ‚Äst¬†you have an appreciation for the more artistic and creative ways of expressing ourselves.

How does this work?

 

There was a time when overwhelm and misalignment was so intense, that I was tempted to move to the forest and become a monk.

That was when a tiny colibrí showed me that leaving it all behind wasn't necessary.

If I wanted to replace overwhelm with a more soul-satisfying experience, I could simply open the door, take a step outside and consciously deepen my relationship with the Earth.  I could consciously nourish myself  from the greatest source of resilience.  

25 minutes of nature practice per day.

Inspired by the hummingbird, I’ll show you how to take  intentional sips of nature to access your peaceful, vibrant, grounded presence more consistently.  This is the place from which you can take action in alignment with your highest aspirations.

We will work in partnership with the Earth ‚ÄĒ our greatest ally. ¬†This approach is informed by decades I have spent studying with the Dalai Lama and learning from Indigenous wisdom keepers¬†from around the world, as well as by my work as a filmmaker focused on these themes. ¬†

A Journey from Earth Lover to Earth Collaborator


The transformation is from Earth Lover, where you enjoy spending time in nature and may occasionally access resilience, to Earth Collaborator, where you actively partner with the Earth to experience reciprocal resilience.  

Here's what the journey looks like: 

  • SPROUT: You occasionally experience calm, clarity, courage with nature.
  • SEEDLING: ¬†You set a meaningful¬†intention to become more resilient¬†with nature and develop a practice of appreciating it, when it springs forth in you.
  • BUDDING: ¬†You develop a repertoire of practices to regularly access and experience resilience on-request¬†with nature.

More experienced students will also be able to progress to these stages:

  • FLOWERING:¬†You have a regular, personalized daily nature practice to experience deeper resilience-on-request with nature. ¬†You are more actively building community around this theme and sharing how you are infusing it into all aspects of your life.
  • RIPENING: Nature-infused resilience-on-request is your¬†default state and you know how to return to this state quickly, whenever you're¬†thrown off balance. ¬†You continue to deepen and expand your nature practice community, impact and expression.

Each part is designed to help you experience nature-infused resilience at different levels: physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.

Introducing Nature Practice Foundations 


What's Included?

When you join Nature Practice Foundations, I will personally work with you to help you become your most resilient self.

You will receive receive:

  • ūüźö¬†three-weeks-worth of daily audio sips:¬†guidance delivered through short recordings, which you can listen to on your schedule, right outside your door. ¬†
    I like to include a creative combination of teaching, storytelling, meditation, journaling, poetry, sketching, movement, and music.  

    You get lifetime access to these recordings.  It's like yoga - the first time you learn the poses, then you can practice with the recordings over and over again.

  • ūüďĒ¬†a printable journal:¬†designed to help you to track your progress and record your¬†transformation.

  • ūüę∂¬†recordings of past sharing circles:¬†¬†take inspiration from people who have taken the program live before it was available in this self-guided format.

 

And these bonuses:

  • ‚ú®¬†Completion Incentive: if you complete the program in 3 weeks, you will get access to 3 additional week of daily audio sips with more advanced practices.

  • ūüźč¬†2 weeks free trial¬†of Nature Practice Flow membership:¬†an international community of people committed to aligning their wellbeing with¬†the Earth's.¬†

  • ūüíƬ†fast-action bonus:¬† if you are eligible, you will¬†automatically be granted this once you register.¬† #iykyk

You likely won’t have to wait 3 weeks to experience a restored sense of resilience.

 

96% of people who participate in my retreats report significant restoration of calm and clarity within 90 minutes of practice.

¬†Connecting with nature and your inner calm in such a short span was amazing. ¬† ‚Äď‚Äď Bola.

Through Nature Practice, it's as if I gained access to another layer of myself.  A part of myself that's quieter and more grounded.  Connected to an ancient wisdom.

 

– Frankie

 

 

 

Through Nature Practice, it's as if I gained access to another layer of myself.  A part of myself that's quieter and more grounded.  Connected to an ancient wisdom.

 

– Frankie

 

 

 

 

Guarantee

 

If you follow the program, show your work, and let me know when you get stuck, in 3 weeks, you will be able to access, experience and radiate nature-infused, invigorating resilience every single day.

Regardless of how much time you already spend in nature.

Even if you live in the city.

Even if you work full time.

Even if you're not so good at meditation.

Even if you’re struggling with climate grief.

Even when you have to stay in bed.

Or find yourself in a hospital.

Or in a prison.  Of any sort.

 

Your investment.

As you consider investing in this program, I want to share how I see it.

  • I‚Äôm happy to witness this investment in yourself. ¬†In becoming your most resilient self, during these trying times.
  • I‚Äôm confident that through your daily practice, your investment will pay for itself many times over. ¬†
    For you, for our beloved Earth and all our kin, and for future generations.
  • And ‚ÄĒ I‚Äôm honored to receive your funds, to breathe life into this nature practice movement, helping it flourish during these most urgent times, through courses, retreats, films, scholarship programs and free offerings.

 

Most Flexible

$227

USD 2 Monthly Payments

Payment Plan
Independent Study edition, offered on a payment plan.

Yes Please!

Most Affordable

$397

USD Single Payment

 

Independent Study

Deepen your relationship with the Earth, & enjoy a calmer body, clearer mind & a more courageous heart.

 

I'm Ready!

Most Support

$697

USD Single Payment

Office-Hours Edition 
Includes independent study +  3 office-hour sessions offered over 6 weeks, for more personal support in a group setting. 

Can't Wait!

 

Pricing will be adjusted by country for purchasing power parity.

BIPOC affirmative action pricing & scholarships available. Black, Indigenous and People of Color have enriched my life since childhood in countless brilliant, caring and generous ways.  Diversity and inclusion in my programs also enhance the nature practice experience for all participants.   Please book a call here is you are interested.

 

Still have questions? 

Book a free 20-minute consultation.  Tell me about your situation and I'll help you figure out if this is a good match. 
You can book your call here.

 

Why Now?

 

We live in intense times that call for our most resilient selves.

Your wellbeing depends on it.  

As does the Earth's.  And that of future generations.

Only by becoming our most resilient selves, will we be able to bring about the healing and regeneration of our wildest dreams.

Some people say it’s too late.

I have witnessed too many miraculous recoveries during my life, to give in to this paralyzing thought.

And even if it is too late, the energy that I wish to offer to the Earth when I am gone is not one of confusion and overwhelm, but rather one of immense gratitude and profound love.

That's why I do this work, and why it's my great pleasure to invite you to  become your most resilient self.

About your guide.

Nature is the teacher.  I'm happy to be your guide.

I was raised in Venezuela by the gentle laps of the Caribbean, under the watch of the tepuys and with the vibrant soundscape of the tropical rainforest.

My relationship with the Earth stems from a life of intimacy with nature and from the treasured guidance I have received from three main streams:

  • 20 years of study with the Dalai Lama and nature retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh.
  • many occasions since childhood to learn from Indigenous wisdom keepers, from Pem√≥n, Warao, Mayan, Q'ero, Quechua, Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco, Hawaiian, Cherokee, Potawatomi, Din√© and Winnemem Wintu communities.¬†
  • my experience as a filmmaker¬†focused on these themes.

My relationship with the Earth¬†has affected every part of my life ‚Äď my ability to show up fully, as a woman, as a mother, and as a daughter of this¬†beautiful Earth.¬†¬†

Now, my mission as a nature practice guide is to help you deepen your relationship with the Earth ‚Äď for your wellbeing and for her. ¬†I've had the pleasure of teaching¬†nature practice at Stanford University, for¬†groups at the United Nations, the Dalai Lama Fellows, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, One World Ayurveda in Bali and for a growing nature practice community around the World. ¬†

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Can't Wait to Meet You

 

Does 25 minutes of daily nature practice really work?

Look at what participants have to say.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zilah

I learned to listen with new ears, to soften and love the moment-by-moment mystery and how to move forward toward collective healing.

Jenny

I have a new found sense of peace & gratitude for nature.  I feel rejuvenated – sometimes even ecstatic!  I have found solace.

Maureen

This program has greatly illuminated & enhanced my life! It is a pure joy to connect in community, especially worldwide!

Anne

As a health care worker, I believe every mental health practitioner would benefit from this course.

 

Hollie

This community was my winter sustenance – an embodied tending to the everyday sacred in nature.

Chloe

I have more thoughtfulness about  how to pass on my reverence for nature to my daughter.

Roxana

I savored, in particular, the poems throughout the recordings & sharing circles.  They inspired me to bring in more art into my work.

Sandra

This has been a time to deepen my rooted knowledge that I've always had as a little girl – to remember the joy of being outdoors.

Laura

I came to this practice looking for structure, insight, awareness & community during these difficult times.  I found so much more.

See you inside!

DISCLAIMER

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 Pete Longworth.  Design by Todd Schulte.