Rocky Mountain

Ecodharma Retreat Center

A Home for Meditation in Nature

Teachers

Natasha Deganello Giraudie

As a child growing up in Venezuela, Natasha learned some of her most valuable lessons outside the classroom – from indigenous people living on their ancestral lands. As an adult, she studied with the Dalai Lama for more than 20 years and had the opportunity to attend nature-based retreats with Thich Naht Han in his monastery. As a professional nature meditation teacher and certified moon guide, she has taught groups from the United Nations, Google and Airbnb as well as medical practitioners, politicians, nonprofit leaders and filmmakers in the US, Latin America and Asia. Natasha is also a documentary filmmaker. Her experiential nature meditation film, Inmanencia, has been selected for festivals around the world from Boulder to Buenos Aires to Bhutan where it won the Audience Choice award. Her current series of short films, One Word, was selected by Robert Redford and the Redford Center as a powerful voice at the intersection of youth, indigenous wisdom and climate resilience.

Events with Natasha Deganello Giraudie

Healing with Nature
August 26, 2021

This weekend nature-centered mindfulness and meditation retreat is an opportunity to heal, re-connect and re-emerge into a greater sense of wholeness in the beautiful landscape of the Colorado Mountains. Through this retreat, we will explore how nature-based practices, our relational connection to the natural world, and related somatic experiencing can support healing and transformation of challenging or traumatic experiences. We will have an opportunity to study, practice, and integrate the wisdom of these teachings in the community. You will have the opportunity to relax and reflect, be led on nature meditations, reflective journaling exercises, and beautiful hikes, all while strengthening your skills to integrate it all into your everyday life. Example of Daily Schedule: 6am – Wake up bell 6:30 – Meditation 7:15  – Breakfast 8:30 – Morning program 12:00 – Lunch 12:30-2pm – Free time 2:00 – Afternoon program 5:00 – Dinner 6:00 – Evening program 8:30-9:00 – Ready for bed/sleep What You Will Love: – Guidance and instruction in all of the activities described above – Sitting, walking, and playtime in a beautiful wild setting – Free time for rest – Evening “community-building” and celebration – One-on-ones with the teachers – Delicious plant-based meals, and tea and coffee…

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