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.
3. What Are The Dates and Time Commitments?
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.