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Kalani Retreat Center


12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road

Pahoa, HI 96778

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Ariana Candell 

Ecotherapy Certificate and Training Program Level 2

Five-Day Immersion on the Big Island of Hawaii

Retreat,  Rejuvenate, & Receive an Ecotherapy Certificate!

Give yourself the gift of deeply rejuvenating self-care practices

in the lush rainforests of Hawaii,

Snorkel in warm tropical waters and visit steaming lava flows

Learn dynamic, nature-based techniques 

Energize your therapy practice and earn 35 CEU's


FREE LEVEL 1 Ecotherapy course 

$200 SAVINGS (if you sign up with a deposit by Feb.24th)



This five-day immersion in Ecotherapy will support you to integrate Earth-focused practices into your own therapeutic style, and deepen your personal relationship with nature.

Learn and practice a variety of Ecotherapy interventions, and leave with nature-based personal practices to sustain yourself and support your clients. 


 Learn Ecotherapy in the spectacular natural world of Hawaii: 

-Experience the power of transformation from the lava flows at Volcanoes National Park

-Feel the magic and inspiring beauty of close contact with ocean life, by snorkeling at the Kapoho tide pools

-Create earth altars and healing ocean rituals at Kehena Black Sand Beach

-Touch into the sensory world through somatic encounters with the lush, tropical rainforest


  Learn about: Somatic Ecotherapy, earth dream exploration, evidence-based research in Ecotherapy, Mirroring from the four directions, Eco-grief practices, Authentic Movement in Nature, and more. 

The training will present principles, skills, and experiences primarily through a Somatic Ecotherapy perspective.  It will integrate: teaching, dialogue, practice, and peer support and feedback, as well as time for personal nature connection, networking, rest and rejuvenation. 

This program is designed for: licensed clinicians and interns, counseling professionals, coaches, ministers, teachers, allied health professionals, healers, doulas and more. We welcome all humans of any gender identity, culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, and economic circumstance.

Kalani Retreat Center: We will soak in the tranquil, earthy atmosphere of the Kalani Retreat Center: https://kalani.com/  There will be free time each day for rest, self-care, and enjoying Kalani’s offerings such as: relaxing in the jacuzzis, sauna and pool; receiving watsu or massage; classes in yoga, meditation, Qi Gong, Hula, and lei making.

Kalani is located on the southeast coast of the “Big Island” of Hawaii. It is less populated and commercial than the other islands, making it well-suited for Ecotherapy training. Kalani is is home to the Kalani Cultural Garden Project  “which seeks to bridge nature, culture and wellness in sustainable programs that honor Hawaii's heritage”, with a lush native plants, meditation gardens, and “windows of beauty” to inspire nature appreciation. Across the street are striking, lava cliffs where dolphins, turtle and whales are often seen.  Find out more:  https://kalani.com/community/our-location:

 Sunday July 2, 4pm -- Friday July 7, 2pm

35 CEU's Available. This course meets the qualifications for 35 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs and /or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE5417   

Hold your place with a deposit of $197 (non-refundable)                   Limited to 16 participants-  Payment plan available

Training cost: $997    

FREE LEVEL 1 Ecotherapy course 

$200 SAVINGS (if you sign up with a deposit by Feb.24th)


Housing, meals, transportation (at retreat center)and all facility costs: $600

TWO PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS  available on first come basis:              Equity Scholarship (for those who identify as people of color, LGBTQ, and historically marginalized populations); Work study position (helping out with various workshops responsibilities)


Strongly recommended prerequisites:

Level 1 Online Ecotherapy Mini-Course http://tinyurl.com/zxpy6x9 or

Level 1 Online Ecotherapy Class http://tinyurl.com/z5hrzv7 

A discount of $100 will be applied to your program when you sign up for both Level 1 & Level 2.

 TESTIMONIALS from last year's program:

"This has been an incredibly powerful, empowering, and clarifying workshop, with support and skills offered that are life changing for me. The teachings have been so clear and genuine and presented in a way that models what I want to offer. Ariana teaches in a deeply compassionate, creative, and clear way. Ariana creates a magical web of support and community that takes this work far beyond the 5 incredible days we spent together."
Beverly Ingram, Founder, Facilitator, Go Into Nature Programs

"The class opened my eyes and heart, and gave me new tools and the confidence to bring nature into any setting, be it the forest, a park, or a Brooklyn
neighborhood. Ariana has a true gift!"
Richelle R. Trivedi, Master Herbalist, Acupressurist, Reiki, Eco-Therapist

"This was a life-changing week for me. I leave here feeling renewed and
validated.Donna G. Steffey, LCSW

Please contact me if you want to know more information or have any questions. arianaca@sbcglobal.net or 510 255-1141

Sending the fresh breezes of San Francisco Bay,



Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT, Ecotherapist is a psychotherapist and a pioneer in the emerging field of Somatic Ecotherapy. Her passion is to transform the field of psychotherapy to include connecting to the natural world as an essential part of healing. Ariana is the founder and leader of a groundbreaking Yearlong Ecotherapy Training and Certificate Program, now entering its third year. She facilitates workshops locally and internationally, including Online Ecotherapy Certificate Programs, Ecotherapy Consultation Groups, and seasonal outdoor retreats. She is also an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University. 

 A licensed therapist since 1995, Ariana adores taking individuals and groups into the East Bay hills for Ecotherapy, as well as bringing the power of nature indoors to her private practice in Berkeley. Her main therapeutic influences include Hakomi, Somatic Ecotherapy, and Dance/Movement Therapy . She has trained with The School of Lost Borders and is devoted to a daily spiritual practice with nature. http://arianacandell.com/ecotherapy.htm

Lili Nakita Kroutilina, MFTI, Ecotherapist,  will be assisting in the training. She completed Ariana’s 100-hour Ecotherapy Certification, and has been assisting her with trainings and workshops for over a year. Lili has worked in the mental health field with youth, adults, and the elderly for the last five years. She graduated from Sofia University with her Masters in Counseling Psychology, specializing in Creative Expression. An active teacher and practitioner of mindfulness meditation, she also has diverse experience working with individuals in the wilderness. Lili considers her relationship to the earth a sacred, spiritual practice that she hopes to inspire in others.