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May 18th, 2014 9:00 AM   through   6:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3361
Professional after 4/30 $ 205.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni after 4/30 $ 175.00
General Public after 4/30 $ 205.00
BU Staff after 4/30 $ 165.00
Full-time Student $ 125.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, health care professionals, full-time students, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, massage therapists
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Discover a doorway to the Divine and develop methods to deliver delicious healing in your life. Infuse yourself with the wisdom and wonder of nature, and establish new patterns of relationship and possibility in your world. You will connect with the larger rhythms and energies of life - calling forth balance and wholeness within yourself, with one another, and with the world. May 18, Sun, 9a.m. - 6p.m. Instructor: Lauren Nalder, BSc. (8 CEUs)

Our energetic and bio-physiological system is intricately and intimately intertwined with the natural world and the living energy of the Universe. Discover the healing wisdom of nature as you engage the essential energies of land and plants.

In this seminar you will learn to work closely with the botanical world to recognize and interpret the tangible messages that Spirit offers to guide, protect and inspire. You will learn to build a nature mandala, a powerful tool of the tribal sage which answers questions and shifts energy. Feel the heartbeat of the Mother and become one with the woods as you bask in the healing energy of earth while forest bathing in St Edwards Park. Summon forth balance and healing, and listen to the language of love while receiving guidance from Spirit.

Upon completion of this seminar you will:

  • Demonstrate how to build a nature mandala
  • Describe how working with a nature mandala activates inner knowing and facilitates a shift in perception
  • Describe the experience of forest bathing and discuss its health benefits
  • Discuss the energetic healing properties of three plants
  • Discuss how to incorporate the healing benefits of plants into daily living

This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Continuing Education Department. To read about the program course sequence, program requirements and fees, just click on the Program Flier PDF.

Cost Notes: Receive a discount, register by April 30.

Course Notes: This is an “elective” class in the Indigenous Wisdom Teaching Program.

Please Bring: A meditation pillow or blanket, journal or notebook, and pen. Also wear comfortable clothing for floor work. And, bring appropriate shoes and outerwear for a walk and meditation in St Edwards Park.

Meals: One hour lunch break - Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr's dining commons

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #1062. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA

Lauren Nalder, BSc
Lauren’s philosophy is to live intentionally and love unconditionally. Conscious of the human condition and human potential, she inspires and invigorates people to open their minds and hearts, and achieve their highest expression.

Over the course of 30 years, Lauren has traveled the globe visiting sacred sites and gaining knowledge from cultures steeped in tradition. She has studied world mythology, Toltec wisdom and the spiritual practices of the Amazon and Andes. Lauren blends Inca shamanism, Western consciousness work and primordial energy medicine to provide tools and techniques to shift one’s thinking into a positive personal philosophy.

Lauren has earned a notable reputation as a wisdom teacher by assisting students through a path of personal development while inspiring and propelling them to realize their own magnificence as influential healers.

Founding director of The Center for Elemental Healing and Wisdom, Lauren offers workshops, retreats, and certification programs. She enjoys connecting people to their vision so they may discover a pathway of purpose that can elevate, energize and enable them to create an extraordinary life.

Lauren created LOVE Natural Elements, a unique line of element-inspired wellness products designed to evoke the senses and support the individual healing process.  To learn more about this instructor visit