Rocky Mountain

Ecodharma Retreat Center

A Home for Meditation in Nature

Teachers

Naveed Heydari

Naveed (he/they) creates relational contexts in which regeneration is the norm. They identify in the spaces in between with regards to sexual identity (queer), culture (Ecuadorean, Persian, American), spiritual orientation, and profession. He is a master revealer, and uses this superpower to open a field in which others feel safe to reveal their deeper truths to be witnessed by the collective. After a period of commitment pruning, Naveed has found his niche with the social permaculture community; he thrives cultivating the relational soil and creating the conditions that support a more resilient “we-space”, or mycelial network. They are an embodied practitioner in the fields of walking, yoga, and authentic expression. Long multi-week solo walks across Colorado, their hometown, are their favorite method to connect deeply to self, place, and the interbeing-ness of the world. Recently, they joined the cooperative Walk2Connect as Movement Builder Owner and feels in deep alignment around moving at the speed of trust.

Events with Naveed Heydari

People of Color Ecodharma Retreat
July 20, 2021

Do you self-identify as a person of color and work within the climate or social justice movement? Do you feel burnt out and/or overwhelmed and need to recharge in an emotionally safe space where we gently witness and honor each other’s experience? Can we build a movement that is rooted in our deepest spiritual values and emotional truths? Can we engage in advocacy such that it is an integral part of our spiritual and emotional growth? Do you feel yoga, meditation, and trusting, empathetic emotional connection with others can help release internalized white supremacy and other stresses lodged in our bodies? If yes, come join us at the stunningly pristine and healing Rocky Mountain Ecodharma retreat center (RMERC) for a retreat designed for empowering self-identifying people of color involved in the change-making work. You could be a student, community organizer, healer or healing arts practitioner, educator, activist, mom, scientist, journalist, lawyer, author or storyteller. Through silent hikes, meditation, yoga, guided peer-to-peer dialogue in a strong container of emotional safety and trust, gratitude/grief/rage rituals and other group-work, we will explore how we can deepen activism as a spiritual path, learn to honor and transform our emotions through empathy and connection, face…

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