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Ep. 15 Rewilding and Awakening in Nature w/ Micah Mortali | ReWildMyBio

My guest today is the wild and wonderful Micah Mortali. Micah Mortali is the author of the book “Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature“, which is published by Sounds True. He holds a master’s degree from Goddard College and is the founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership and the Director of the Kripalu Schools. Today’s episode is a great overview of many rewilding practices covered in Micah’s book and many practices that can help keep us stay centred right now and going forward. What I love most about this episode is the depth of conversation and the ideas generated around how rewilding holds many answers for humanity and Mother Earth right now. Stick around to the end for a great nature connection meditation you can do in your home. Enjoy the show!

Topics Discussed:

Intro; Desire for nature connection during quarantine and fragility of modern society; Micah’s journey into Yoga nature connection work; Nature deficit disorder and yoga removed from nature; Meditation in nature and biophilia; Fascination attention and meditating in nature; Sit spot mediation and place blindness; Animal medicine, species loneliness, synchronicities, and dreams; Civilization and disconnection of nature; Economic and geographic rewilding; Communing with the fire element; Fire birthing through modern and ancestral skills; Micah’s rewilding practice that keeps him connected; Micah’s dream for the people of 2230 which is inspired by the Haudenosaunee concept of the seventh generation; How to find Micah’s book and Kripalu Center.

Show Resources:

The Coronation Essay by Charles Eisenstein, Waldorf schoolThe Road Book by Cormac McCarthy, Last Child In The Woods Book By Richard Louv,  8 Shields Institute, Dharma Bums Book by Jack Kerouac, Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership, Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School

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