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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.

Date

Jun 22 2024

Time

EST
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost in $US

$15/$20/$25

Nature Nurtures: Interactive Mindfulness Practices Online

LEARN NATURE-BASED MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICES THAT HELP DEVELOP A DEEPER CONNECTION WITH YOURSELF & THE OUTDOOR WORLD

This 1-hour online interactive nature-based mindfulness meditation session can be joined from your own home or any outdoor space.

  • You are encouraged to be on a deck, balcony or porch, in a garden or in the grass while on Zoom. We will use technology as an ally for us to connect in community and experience the world through the senses. 
  • If outdoors are not accessible to you, you’re invited to sit, recline or lie near a window or plant.
  • You’ll be guided to connect with your own nature environment by Melanie through the computer or phone.

The current research supports what wisdom teachers have known for years!  Time in and with nature is highly beneficial for our health.

In this class you will receive teachings & be guided through the following practices and meditations:

  • Sensory Sweep Practice: Orient to your natural space
  • 4 Elements Meditation:  Sense & Feel Earth, Air, Fire & Water
  • Connecting with a Nature Being: Bring a rock, plant or flower or sit with a tree

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, was quoted as saying,

“The future will belong to the nature-smart-those individuals, families, businesses, and politcal leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real.  The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”

Let’ts practice, heal and connect together.

  • Adaptations will be provided for those are indoors
  • Adaptations will be provided for those who have varied energy levels & abilities
  • Class will be recorded for those who cannot attend live

 

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$15

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$20

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$25

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