A practitioner of Insight meditation since the late ‘90s, Ellen's focus is creating opportunities for people to experience their true nature through exploration and contemplation in the wild. Her teaching is informed by her own firsthand experiences of awakening in nature, as well as from her work with teachers Jonathan Foust, Tara Brach, Alan Chapman, and others. A published photographer and environmental consultant, Ellen has trained in tracking, traditional skills and awareness at the Roots School in Vermont’s Green Mountains and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. She is an avid rock climber and practitioner of several Chinese martial arts.
Ellen is the guiding teacher for Wild Presence Meditation.