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.
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
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.
Currently I provide therapy for adults of all ages. I utilize a blend of EMDR, IFS, Sensorimotor, Mindfulness, Ecotherapy and Expressive Arts Therapy within my sessions. As an EMDR consultant, I provide creative consultation for EMDR and general therapy practice. Consultation is provided either in a group or individually. I will begin providing outdoor sessions this fall.
Through my many experiences both personally and professionally, I have seen people in many life transitions and have experienced the joys and sorrow that come with each of those. I would be deeply honored to meet you where you are at in your life and help you grow to where you want to be.
I offer individual counseling to folks in both the office, outside in local parks, and via telehealth. I work with a variety of individuals, with a particular focus on those who are highly sensitive and in the LGBTQIA+ community. What does a highly sensitive person look like? Is that you? If you often feel or hear that you’re “too sensitive,” find it hard to take criticism, feel overwhelmed by daily tasks that you think should be simple, are easily overstimulated by the world, or you find yourself wanting to be heard but you’re too scared to take up space, this might be a trait that will resonate with you.
I use a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness and body-based work. Together we can strengthen and develop your relationship with yourself, so that the chaos of the world doesn’t feel so heavy. Together we can challenge the notion that you have to be perfect and we’ll find ways to empower you to be confident and to take up the space you deserve.