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.
- Sep 06 2023 - Nov 07 2024
Cost in $US
Sunday CIRS Supper Club
Come along and join other CIRS folks for a casual online dinner.
The Sunday CIRS Supper Club will be offered the first Sunday of the month via Zoom.
There’s more to each CIRS patient than just the diagnosis. Dinners are a great way to get to know others and be reminded about the other parts of our lives. Come and share, or just listen and eat, along with folks who understand what you are going through. While CIRS will come up, this is a great space for those looking to connect and talk about a wide range of topics that make up our lives, aside from CIRS recovery.
Supper 7 PM EST
Bring your own food, as well as an open heart and mind.
- You do not have to attend every month, sign up once for the same Zoom link, come when you can.
For those moved to donate and offer support to Melanie, please donate via PayPal HERE.