Natura Gratia translates as “The Grace of Nature”.
The Natura Gratia Initiative is a series of courses designed to inspire deep relationship and intuitive communion with nature.
We believe that when individuals are able to form deep relationship with the natural world, one that includes a holistic view of nature as an interrelated system one which humans are "part of" not apart from, it will result in a spontaneous sense of care for the planet and for the self.
Our Natura Gratia program is grounded in a framework that includes perspectives from Deep Ecology, EcoPsychology, and Biophilia. We are inspired by the work of great educators, philosophers, and activists such as Joanna Macy, E.O. Wilson, Jane Goodall and more.
Our course list includes courses that can be mixed and matched in order to gain an embodied knowledge of environmental and ecological perspectives relevant to real-world endeavors. We have called upon our expertise as scholars, professionals, and lovers of the land to create an initiative designed to bridge the personal and the professional, preparing people for deep care and deep work in healing and protecting the natural world.
These courses are offered online. They are each 8 weeks in length and instructor-led. They include experiential and didactic components for a robust and fully embodied experience. Individuals who participate in the Natural Gratia Initiative will also have the opportunity to attend specially designed retreats at The Center for Regenerative Living and Learning, The Living Landscape, and in the Wyyldwood.
- Exploring Living Systems Theory for the Wellbeing of Self, Society, and the Natural World
- Reciprocity: Planetary and Individual Well-being
- An Introduction to Deep Ecology
- Being With – Relationships and the Natural World
- An Introduction to Regenerative Living
- Botanical Allies
- An Introduction to Herbal Wisdom
- An Introduction to Lunar Living