Ancient Wisdom for Elemental Healing: Remembering Our Place in the Natural World

*This course is no longer available for purchase.*

About the Course

In this course, we will look to Eastern and Indigenous spiritual traditions to develop an understanding of our relatedness with nature and the cosmos, and the role this has in individual and collective healing. We will explore aspects of mind, body, spirit and emotions in relationship to the elements as they are situated in the human energy system, as well as in the natural world. Reading, reflection and experiential practices that directly access the body’s inherent wisdom including movement, visualization, sound, and breath practices will be incorporated to experience these concepts. Students will be given practical skills for engaging the elements in embodied healing and practitioner self care.

We will examine how alienation from nature mirrors our dissociation from the body. We will consider the implications of increased integration of body/mind/spirit on our relationship with the natural world. We will look to various wisdom traditions for guidance about our interrelatedness with all things and how to approach healing as a remembrance.
Students will develop a theoretical and experiential understanding of the way that consciousness comes into form through the elements. We will look at yogic/tantric, buddhist, and indigenous approaches to mapping the elements in nature and in the human body as they relate to mind, body, spirit, and emotions.
Students will weave what they are learning about nature and the elements with somatic clinical skills including somatic resourcing, tracking, and attunement. We will explore applications for mind/body/spirit integrative practice in nature oriented work such as movement, sound, breath, and visualization via lecture and experiential exercise/demonstration.
We will explore the potential impacts of working with clients on the practitioner and consider sustainable and culturally appropriate applications of energetic clearing techniques considering what students have learned about the elements and inspired by a variety of spiritual traditions that can support healing arts practitioners to practice self care as they work with others.

Students who take this course will:

  • To better understand our relatedness as humans with nature and the cosmos, and the role this has in individual and collective healing.
  • To map the many aspects of our human experience including mind, body, and emotions in relationship to the elements as they are situated in the human energy system as well as in the natural world.
  • To facilitate body oriented practices for working with the elements to address a variety of therapeutic needs, both indoors and outdoors, for personal practice as well as in work with clients.
  • To utilize a variety of energetic tools rooted in ancient healing traditions that can support practitioners with self care for sustainable practice.

About Niralli D'Costa

Niralli D'Costa is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Embodiment teacher, and Energy Healer, Niralli believes that each of us holds within us the wisdom we need to heal and awaken to our own true nature. She draws upon her long-term study of yoga, meditation, and tantra to support people on their spiritual path and healing journey. As a practitioner, she is passionate about serving people who have traditionally been marginalized as she sees social justice as central to our collective liberation, healing, and evolution. Niralli is a CA licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #54007), certified eco-therapist, and teacher and practitioner of innovative energy healing modality Syntara System. She has a private practice online and in Los Angeles, CA where she works with individuals, couples, and facilitates groups. Her work as a teacher sits at the intersection of social justice and spiritual practice having been a teacher in Piedmont YogaÕs Spiritual Justice Immersion and worked in collaboration with the Yoga and Social Justice Conference to present workshops in Northern and Southern California. Additionally, she has taught at UC Berkeley, John F. Kennedy University, and in the Syntara System School of Energy Awareness. To learn more about her work, visit: www.nirallitara.com.