Melanie Pensak, a Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Earth Protector, offers nature-based meditation experiences designed to honor Mother Earth, cultivate interconnection to the land and guide humans into a daily mindfulness practice. She is known for her 4 -year Airbnb Experience Meditate @ the Beach in Los Angeles.
Melanie presently leads nature classes and half day nature-based meditation retreats on Nisenan land in the Sierra Foothills of California. During this time of safe distancing, Melanie also offers online nature meditation classes via Zoom as well as one-on-one nature-based mentoring.
She is particularly interested in the concept of reciprocity creating outdoor mindfulness workshops which integrate responsible restoration of the land and support regenerative farming practices. Melanie feels passionate about helping people incorporate mindfulness and nature into their modern, busy lives after living in cities herself for 15 years.
Melanie presently lives and works in community on an organic farm. In her free time, she enjoys learning how to be a part of systemic change towards more regenerative living for all beings. She volunteers her time with Extinction Rebellion and Farmers Footprint. Melanie can be found wading in the American River, salsa dancing and refining the art of doing nothing when it is time to play.
Cost in $US
Monday Mindfulness for Therapists & Educators
This course is held online.
- Do you feel stressed and anxious during the week?
- Would you benefit from learning how to be present in sessions and to listen actively?
- Do you want to skillfully learn how to navigate difficult mental habits and emotions?
- Do you want to cultivate mindful communication and community?
The Monday Mindfulness for Therapists and Educations session guides beginners and experienced practitioners in mindfulness meditation training specifically tailored to the unique needs of a therapist or educator in the helping profession. It is appropriate for speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, educational therapists, teachers and beyond.
Melanie’s history includes practicing as a pediatric speech-language pathologist for 15 years in private practices in Chicago, DC, Australia and Los Angeles. She experienced first-hand how the demands of a therapy career can impact work-life balance. Her own experiences with “burnout” fueled her to learn more about mindfulness practices. After witnessing positive results in her own life, she passionately began sharing these tools with adults, children and therapists in the pediatric therapy world.
There are several scholarships tickets available for this class.