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.
Cost in $US
Engaging with the Elements: 5-week Nature Course IN PERSON
For five consecutive weeks in May, we will come together outside to learn about the 5 elements in nature through direct engagement with a new element each week.
Every 1- hour class will include a teaching on the element of the day, a guided meditation practice and time to reflect together in a community circle.
Class 1: Earth
Class 2: Air
Class 3: Water
Class 4: Fire
Class 5: Space
DETAILS: Monday evenings May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 6:30 – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Esther Simplot Park
PRICING: Sliding Scale ticketing is available, please pay what fits your current circumstances.
$10/per class – $15/per class – $20/per class
Registration is limited to 9 people. We will follow current mask and safe distancing guidelines. Please dress for your comfort and bring any items which will support your practice such as a blanket, chair or cushion.
This course is appropriate for those new to meditation and experienced meditators.
Refunds are not available for this course. By registering, you agree to this policy.