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.
- Dec 05 2020
- 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost in $US
The Truth of Women’s History & the Rise of the Feminine Spirit
Come together in community to meditate, to learn the history of the Burning Times of women and witches, to honor our women ancestors and to listen to each other.
In this class, you’ll learn how women were forced to give up, hide and suppress their natural abilities of deeply listening to the Earth’s healing qualities.
The rise of patriarchy steered society away from the natural ways of living close to the land and has influenced women sharing their voices for centuries. By learning and knowing our history, we can begin to heal and rebalance the scales of feminine and masculine energy in the world.
This 2- hour class is open for women, men and all nonbinary gender expressions. We will meet online holding the intention of waking up together with love and respect.
The session will include:
- Nature-based mindfulness meditation to ground in nature
- A review of the history which led to the suppression of women and lost connection to the Earth
- Time for honoring our female ancestors
- Period of deep listening and sharing in community
- Meditation honoring the gifts of the darkness
This session will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend live. Those who register agree to being recorded.
May we all begin to wake up to what we believe is the true history of our ancestors so all gender expressions can move forward creating a new world with equal balance of the feminine and masculine. May we be a part of a world where the power of women is revered, not feared.
A sliding scale is offered for attendance with several scholarship tickets available. No refunds are available for this class; however, if a conflict arises you may use your funds as a credit for a future class.
TICKET SALES CLOSE @ 3 PM MT SATURDAY
5:30-7:30 PM PST
6:30-8:30 PM MT
8:30-10:30 PM ET
It’s suggested to set up in a quiet spot where you can be undistracted, comfortable and where you can welcome in the darkness. If outside, perhaps you can set up your tech around a fire under a blanket. If inside, you can perhaps set up with dim lighting, with candles and the ability to turn out the lights if you’re comfortable.
This class welcomes all people regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.