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Nature-Inspired Spirituality:

Timeless Wisdom For Present Times

Sacred Ecological Teachings for more harmonious, loving and engaged lives.

Learn how nature complements and enhances your existing spiritual path.
Develop a deeper, more heart-felt and meaningful connection with yourself, others and the planet.
Understand how to minimize your own suffering and that in the world around you.
In times of profound uncertainty, many of us are feeling shaken and searching for ways to make sense of and engage the world. To cultivate the healing and regeneration we want for ourselves and the planet, we must look to nature. The Earth’s sacred wisdom offers the path to deeper connection, purpose and open-heartedness by transforming us from ego to eco consciousness.

Nature-Inspired Spirituality provides the guidance and support you need to ride life’s dynamic waves and currents. Applying the wisdom of spiritual ecology, we empower your grounding and growing as you navigate the light and shadow in the world around you.

Drawing upon nature’s sacred teachings and experiences, you will find your spiritual life enriched and deepened. The practices, insights and principles found in nature spirituality will complement and enhance any background or beliefs you have. We help you seamlessly weave the wisdom of ecospirituality into your life for greater awareness, balance and emergence.
To accommodate your unique schedule while also supporting the power of shared learning and connection, this course is self-guided with opportunities for interactive participation. Live sessions are recorded so you can move at your own pace. Webinars include Q&A, small groups and larger discussion. You will also receive class resources, including readings, reflections and practices, to deepen your learning.
Receive Full 4-Part Course for $60
$49 Early Bird Pricing through Feb 28th

Uplifting. Engaging. Heart-centered.

We Have Questions:

How best to live; What causes our suffering; Who are we?

The Earth offers answers and guidance.

On a planet full of suffering, ecospiritual wisdom offers paths for deeper transformation, for ourselves and the world.

Why this course is for you:

Like a seed, we all seek to grow and blossom into our fullest potential. This is a process of germination and emergence, rooting down and rising up. We must be balanced and connected, heart-felt and aware, all while navigating adversity and disturbance. This is the spiritual journey. This is the wisdom nature provides and the essence of this course.

About The Instructor:

Dennis Kiley is the founder of the EcoPsychology Initiative (EPI), where he teaches, consults, and offers trainings. This work is informed by his background as a psychotherapist, yoga and mindfulness teacher, outdoor educator, group facilitator and retreat leader. He continually finds inspiration from the teachings and experiences of the natural world, and is passionate about engaging with others about the intersection of nature and spirituality. Dennis lives on the coast of Maine with his family, surrounded by the mountains, woods and waters of Acadia National Park. Dennis is also one of the founders and ongoing executive committee board member of A Climate To Thrive, an organization committed to making all of Mount Desert Island energy independent by 2030.
“I highly recommend the work of Dennis Kiley and EcoPsychology Initiative! I took a training recently on climate stress and eco-grief, and it was exceptional.” -Pegi Eyers
“Dennis, thanks for an informative, inspiring class. Your facilitation style creates a warm, supportive platform for authentic sharing. Your gifts are honored and appreciated.” -Patty Gomez-Gillard

Modules

Module I:
Ego-Consciousness
At the root of our suffering – individual, collective, and planetary – are ways of thinking, acting, feeling and relating. Learn what these are.

Module II:
True Nature: Eco-Consciousness
Discover our truest Self, our deepest belonging and most grounded way of being that transforms the whole of our consciousness.

Module III:
Ecospiritual Teachings
Heighten your awareness of sacred teachings from nature spirituality.

Module IV:
Ecospiritual Life, Practice & Service
What does it mean to lead spiritually engaged lives? Discover practices and actions from “spiritual ecology” that are of service to ourselves and the world we’re a part of.

Purchase the Nature-inspired Spirituality Course.

$60.00

Uplifting. Engaging. Heart-centered.
Includes 4-Part Course.
Registration Full. Please email us if you’d like to receive notification when this training opens up again.

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FAQs and Scholarship Opportunities

1. Why the Nature-inspired Spirituality Course?

The timing and need for this is vital right now. Around and within us is the call to wake up. Innate in each of us, is the call to actualize and blossom into our fullest self just like the plants and trees around us. Furthermore, in light of what is happening in the world around us, there is increasing urgency that we also wake up as a society. The health of the planet continues to suffer, there is increasing alarm about what is happening politically, socially and economically. All these issues have spiritual roots. It is time to heal and grow individually and collectively. Nature spirituality offers the wisdom, and guidance we need to do this.

2. What can I expect to get out of this, what’s the value to me?

This course guides you towards places of deeper awareness and connection, purpose and open-heartedness. These are the very things needed to be spiritually awake in the world today, where there is increasing disconnection and disturbance. Nature-Inspired Spirituality will cover the whole spectrum of spiritual life – from suffering and service, to teachings, true nature and practices. Each module will provide comprehensive resources grounded in the timeless tenets of spiritual ecology that you can easily and meaningfully apply to your life.

Like a tree, our spiritual lives call us to root down, emerge and blossom. With our bodies, minds, hearts and spirits – with all our fellow kin on this planet. Navigating light and shadow are always part of this process. Never more so than now, in our tumultuous times. Spiritual life and practice calls on us to actively engage our internal and external environments from a place of connection and conviction, peacefulness and presence, strength and service. Nature spirituality offers nourishment and support for this journey.

3. Why an Ecospychology Initiative program?

All our curriculum is found at the intersection of nature, psychology and spirituality. We provide innovative and timeless programming that draws on sacred eco-psycho-spiritual wisdom as well as current knowledge.

In each of the four modules, you will receive informative lectures, accompanying notes, reflections, practice exercises, and additional resources.

Each module will also include recorded live, interactive webinars from which you can learn from and connect with fellow course participants. This is an optional, but highly popular part of EPI programming.

5. Who is this suited for?

This class is for anyone who has an interest in nature spirituality, and who feels called to use their spiritual life and practice to cultivate more healing and regeneration for themselves and the world around them.

The focus of this training is providing practical and meaningful information that is easy to apply across diverse circumstances. It is for anyone who has an interest in “nature spirituality”, and who feels called to use their spiritual life and practice to cultivate more healing and regeneration for themselves and the world around them. This course is for you if you want practices to live by daily, reflections and lessons when you’ve lost your way, and principles that simultaneously guide healing and growth.

The training begins in late Winter and will last about eight weeks. Each module will last approximately two weeks; at the start of each module, you will receive a pre-recorded and downloadable lecture based on the content for that section. These recordings will be approximately an hour. Additionally, you will receive lecture notes, reading resources and optional practices and reflections. Because this class is self-paced, you can engage with this material when you have time and interest.

Before the class starts, all registrants will be asked to complete a poll of dates and times they can attend live webinars (provided they are interested). Based on the times that work for the largest number of people, we will schedule our biweekly, live webinars. These will be optional, and also recorded and shared for those who can’t attend. These webinars will last between an hour and a half and two hours.

8. Is there a scholarship?

We are offering this program for $60 and an early registration offer–through the end of February–for a discounted price of $49.

Additionally, there is a scholarship available for those who need it. Please email us for more information.

Purchase the Nature-inspired Spirituality Course.

$60.00

Uplifting. Engaging. Heart-centered.
Registration Full. Please email us if you’d like to receive notification when this training opens up again.