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Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - June 16 @ 12:00 pm

This nature-centered mindfulness meditation retreat is an opportunity to heal, reconnect, and re-emerge into a greater sense of wholeness. Through this retreat we will explore how nature-based practices, our relational connection to the natural world, and somatic experiencing can support healing and transformation of challenging or traumatic experiences. We will deepen our sense of embodied interconnectedness and relational attunement to support us feeling alive, participating fully with all life and opening to support participating with the healing of the Earth.

At 8,600 feet, Lama Foundation retreat center is adjacent to the beautiful 1.5 million acre Carson National Forest in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southern tip of the Rockies just outside Taos, New Mexico. The landscape is full of fir, spruce, ponderosa pine, juniper, pinon, and sagebrush all of which sit above the majestic Rio Grande River, whose stunning gorge can be seen on Lama’s front porch. We will have an opportunity to study, practice, and integrate the wisdom of these teachings in the community. There will be time to relax and reflect, be led on nature meditations, reflective journaling exercises and beautiful hikes, all while strengthening your skills to heal, transform trauma and live more fully into life.

Teacher Bio:

Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, licensed clinical psychologist, certified mindfulness teacher, somatic experiencing practitioner has a devoted love to share the power and healing potential of mindfulness, somatic awareness and nature. She has studied and taught mindfulness for the past 20 years and knows personally the transformational potential. To share the love of these healing practices she has published a book Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma.

Dr. Calvert leads courses and retreats in mindfulness, somatic experiencing and Awake in the Wild, nature-based mindfulness. She also facilitates professional trainings in mindfulness for clinicians and travels the country teaching retreats and seminars. She is the director of the Ecotherapy Program at SouthWestern College and New Earth Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a certified mindfulness teacher with the Mindfulness Teaching Institute, the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and Awake In The Wild organization.

Rochelle is the founder and clinical director of New Mindful Life, which offers mindfulness, nature-based, and somatic experiencing therapies. She teaches individual meditations with nature that assist in healing from trauma. She supports her clients and takes them into nature with the aid of Bertha Grace, a Sprinter van that serves as a mobile therapy office.

Rochelle now lives in Taos, New Mexico and has a private practice in both Taos New Mexico and San Diego, California. She enjoys spending her free time in nature, hiking, practicing yoga, exploring Indigenous heritage, and resting with trees. She practices mindfulness-based meditation rooted in the Buddhist Theravada Tradition and practices meditation outside in nature daily.

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June 13 @ 4:00 pm
June 16 @ 12:00 pm
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