Owner and Founder of
Wild Essence Nature Guiding & Therapy, LLC
Memories of tiptoeing through the Rabbitbrush and Mountain Mahogany of the San Luis Valley of Colorado and clambering up Madrone trees of Southern Oregon instilled a deep appreciation and relationship with nature for Ariella. The sweet smell of sagebrush and taste of wild raspberries still linger in her memory, and are what beckoned her back to Colorful Colorado.
With her background in Environmental Education and Geology, Ariella wanted to deepen her understanding of how our relationship with the natural world is directly linked to how we interact with ourselves and each other, and how we show up in the world.
It is not only that nature is healing, but our detachment and separateness from nature is harmful. Ariella believes that our emotional, physical, and spiritual turbulences are linked to our disconnection from the natural world, and by providing opportunities and accessibility for people to reconnect to nature in a safe and healthy way, they will in turn rediscover and reconnect with their own roots,
She is currently an intern at the Mariposa Center for Infant, Child, and Family Enrichment, as well as the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Ariella will graduate from the Transpersonal Counseling & Psychology master's program with a focus in Wilderness Therapy at Naropa University in May, 2021.
While Ariella is still a student and learning deeply, her desire as a nature guide and therapist is to meet you where you are at with compassion and curiosity. You are your own source of healing, and it is her intention to help guide you to that healing source within yourself.