Welcome to the International List of The Earthbody Institute Graduates!
Each graduate has a variety of professional skills, licenses, and/or trainings in addition to The Earthbody Institute training. We encourage you to contact them to work with them or to network.
I have a very small private practice working with children, adults, and families.
Adriel integrates somatic, transpersonal, and trauma-informed practices from her Master's degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, and as a certified yoga instructor (RYT200). Adriel is a certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) through PATH International, and holds great value in the human-animal bond.
A student of Ariana Candell’s since 2011, Adriel also teaches at The Earthbody Institute, finding great meaning in helping others learn how to integrate their love of nature into their work. Adriel spends time outdoors everyday, in the garden, with her loved ones (human and other-than human), and exploring all the natural beauty this Earth has to offer.
I offer holistic psychotherapy, somatic ecotherapy, and equine facilitated psychotherapy. Mindfulness, movement, expressive arts are often integrated during sessions. Sessions are held indoors and outdoors in Santa Cruz County. As an Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning I also offer therapeutic, mindfulness and learning sessions with equine partners. Wholeness exists, sometimes we simply have forgotten how to connect with our true nature. I'm honored to support this journey of connection...
Introductory and advanced clinical ecotherapy training retreats; mindfulness in nature walks and retreats; nature writing
As a spiritual companion, I seek to accompany others on their unique spiritual journeys through the art and practice of deep listening and compassionate presence. I offer both one-on-one and small group companioning within my home and virtually, with the option of meeting outdoors as well.
Nature Reconnection Experiences
Soul Art Sessions
Reiki Energy Therapy
Creative Nature Retreats
Ariana is founder of The Earthbody Institute, a professional, educational, and transformational forum dedicated to the cultivation of dynamic mutual relationships with the natural world. She is creator of the groundbreaking Professional Ecotherapy Training and Certification Program, now entering its fourth year. She facilitates workshops locally and internationally, including Online Ecotherapy Certificate Programs, Ecotherapy Immersion Programs and consultation groups. She also teaches Ecotherapy seminars as an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University.
Ariana believes that developing a consistent nature connection practice with elements of somatic awareness and openness to the sacred can foster a more holistic and balanced way of life. She is devoted to her own daily spiritual practice in nature, and encourages her private clients and students to develop their own practice. In all of her programs, she facilitates creation of a strong Earth-honored community, fulfilling an ancient human need of experiencing a profound connection to the sacredness of all beings.
Ariana is thrilled to be practicing Ecotherapy outdoors in the East Bay hills with more than half of her individual clients, and also brings the power of nature indoors to her private practice in Berkeley. Her main therapeutic influences include Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Ecotherapy, Dance Movement Therapy and Earth-based trainings from The School of Lost Borders.
Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy
Dance Movement Therapy
Individual and Couples Sessions
Older Adolescents and Adults
Small group facilitation. Local or will travel
1/2 day to 2 day themed retreat or workshop programs
Self-help/personal development book on creating a Wild Nature practice in process
One on one sessions in person or online, helping clients create a regular nature practice using the 5 part flow
Women in the Wild 4 Month Journey- once a month day workshop and overnight primitive backpack trip. Open to all who identify as women.
I am currently in the midst of deep spiritual and worldly exploration to uncover and embrace my gifts and sacred purpose, which I feel have been clouded by my steadfast journey towards obtaining licensure over the past several years. I am enjoying connecting with others who are following their unique paths to inspire and guide me in discovering my true purpose so that I may better align my life's work with my soul and values.
I was recently licensed in 2018. I have worked as a mental health therapist with teenagers and young adults for 6 years. I am currently working at Bay Area Clinical Associates which is an outpatient mental health agency with locations in San Jose and Menlo Park. I am the lead therapist of two Intensive Outpatient Programs for teenagers, young adults and their families.
Wildrock's programs emphasize therapeutic play-based learning and ecotherapy practices. Visitors of all ages come for field trips, day retreats, and overnights. Ecotherapy retreats are offered for human service workers. Open community play days are available on Saturdays and select weekdays. Wildrock also runs a urban outreach program connecting children to underutilized green spaces in their own neighborhoods and schools. Stewardship projects engage school communities in reducing plastic waste and planting pollinator gardens.