Melanie Pensak
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  • Melanie Pensak
    Melanie Pensak

    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.


May 09 2024


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost in $US


Exploring Somatic Developmental Trauma Practices

Many times when folks begin to explore meditation, they are surprised to find developmental trauma come up in their meditation experience.

This can show up as challenges feeling and accessing emotions, feeling trapped when closing the eyes to meditate or noticing repetitive thoughts that could be rooted in childhood or trauma-based experiences from across life.

Incorporating somatic body-based trauma therapies can be a supportive adjunct to support those who meditate and find this popping up as they practice meditation. It’s also highly helpful for those who don’t meditate and find they are blocked emotionally and relationally in their recovery.

Trauma work may be  beneficial for those recovering from CIRS who have experienced trauma in the process of diagnosis and treatment or who find past trauma resurfacing during the period of illness.

Rosalie Corame, a highly gifted and well-trained somatic-based transformational coach who works online, will be sharing in this session more about her background in:

  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Integral Somatic Psychology
  • Neuroaffective Relational Model
  • Shadow Work
  • Developmental Trauma and Emotional Embodiment
  • Global High Intensity Activation

Rosalie and I will be discussing the relationship between her work and mindfulness meditation, the benefits of these modalities working together and role-playing a coaching session so that you can understand what the work involves.  There will be time for Q and A. Read more about her work on her website .

For those who can’t make it live, the session will be recorded and sent to you later. 

Prices are set on a sliding scale, pay what works for you.

A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the session.

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