AUTUMN EQUINOX MINI NATURE RETREAT
Cultivating Resilience with the Dahlias
At this time of year, when summer is held in tender balance with winter, the season invites us to collaborate with the Earth to develop a calm body, clear mind and courageous heart – so we can grow through these tumultuous times and thrive on the other side.
It's for you and for the Earth.
Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
5pm - 7:15pm
The Happy Dahlia Farm
We'll be working in a nature-centered way, in partnership with the dahlias.
In this mini nature retreat, you'll give yourself the gift of slowing down, immersing yourself in breathtaking beauty and soaking in an experience of grounded presence.
Part storytelling, part group practice, part journaling, part interactive conversation – the dahlias will remind you that your life is meant to be lived in a nature-centered way:
- grounded like earth,
- in flow like water,
- uplifted like air,
- passionately like fire and
- full of possibility like space.
You'll walk away with an embodied sense of the path towards becoming your most resilient self, in a nature-centered way.
My intention is that you leave with a renewed sense of beauty, hope and encouragement.Register Here
About 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 practice 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 Pemón, Warao, Mayan, Q'ero, Quechua, Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco, Hawaiian, Cherokee, Potawatomi, Diné and Winnemem Wintu communities.
- exposure to some of the great naturalists of our time, like Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle, David Abram and Peter Wohlleben.
My nature practice has affected every part of my life – my ability to show up fully, as a woman, as a mother, and as a daughter of this beautiful Earth. It has also been infused into my work as a filmmaker of several award-winning films centered around these themes.
Now, my mission as a nature practice guide is to help you do the same.
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 of Earth collaborators around the World.
natasha deganello giraudie