Melanie Pensak, an Earth Protector, offers nature-based meditation experiences designed to honor Mother Earth, cultivate interconnection with the land and assist people in developing their daily mindfulness practice. She is known for her 4 -year Airbnb Experience Meditate @ the Beach in Los Angeles.
Melanie presently leads nature-based meditation classes and half day retreats on Shoshone-Bannock land in Boise, Idaho. During this time of safe distancing, Melanie also offers online meditation courses via Zoom as well as one-on-one mentoring in the areas of mindfulness and nature practice. She is certified as a Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Training Institute accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). Melanie is a Teacher of Mindfulness in Nature through Mark Coleman’s program Awake in the Wild.
She is particularly interested in the concept of reciprocity creating outdoor mindfulness workshops which integrate giving back to the land through responsible restoration and regenerative practices. Melanie feels passionate about helping people incorporate mindfulness and nature into their modern, busy lives after living in cities herself for 15 years.
She is also a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who enjoys helping children and families communicate. Melanie provides therapy online and offers one-on-one guided play with children outside in nature.
During the pandemic, Melanie lived and worked in community on an organic farm and engaged in land stewardship on a ranch. In her free time, she enjoys learning how to be a part of the shift towards regenerative living for all beings. She supports organizations such as Extinction Rebellion Los Angeles, Farmers Footprint and Non-Toxic Neighborhoods.
You can also find her online as a hostess and community leader for Sangha Live. She is presently diving deeper into the Indigenous Knowledge of her own Ukrainian and Polish ancestry. When it is time to play, Melanie can be found exploring in nature, salsa dancing and refining the art of doing nothing.
- Nov 27 2020
- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Gratitude Council Circle
This event is held online.
Come together in community for a 1 1/2 hour gratitude council circle online via Zoom.
Council is an age-old practice from many wisdom traditions which involves bringing people together to bear witness to each other lives. When was the last time you felt really heard?
Attendees agree to guidelines of deep listening and speaking from their own experience to share their stories instead of opinions.
Sharing and listening to others helps us to remember the universal human experiences of love, fear, challenges and hope. This council circle will focus on sharing stories of appreciation and gratitude aligning with this time of thankfulness.
The session will include:
- An introduction guided meditation grounding in presence
- Council circle
Please set up in a comfortable, non-distracting spot in your home attending with an open-mind.
This council is offered on a sliding scale with several scholarships tickets available. Pay what you can.
No refunds are available for this class; however, if a conflict arises you may use your funds as a credit for a future class.
This class welcomes all people regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.