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Boulder, Colorado, US

Nurturing the Feminine into Empowered Emergence. Guiding and Mentoring Young Women 17-26 into Adulthood. Playing and Mentoring youth of all ages into the magic of nature,plants and development.

Ann Hackney is a Transformational Wilderness Guide and Life Coach. She works with families with sensitive children, youth, young women and groups to find authentic empowerment, transform through life transitions and edges as well as deeply connect and resource with Nature. Ann is a skilled Mentor, Artist, Earth Centered Healer, Herbalist, Naturalist, Guide and Educator. She has been diligently studying, teaching and sharing for over 12 years. She received her B.A. from the Interdisciplinary Studies department at Naropa University, Brilliantly weaving together Environmental Studies and Contemplative Psychology. She draws from her Rich studies in world earth healing traditions, most strongly based in Tibetan Buddhism and her Scotch-English heritage.

Ann interned and closely studied Herbalism , Earth Centered and Shamanic Healing with Ann Drucker in Boulder CO for over 7 years. She graduated from The Earth Based Institute as a Transformational Wilderness Guide and Life Coach in 2104. Ann has been a lead mentor with Feet on the Earth programs, and 8 Shield School, in Boulder CO and Has worked as the Herbalist At Tara Mandala, a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in Pagosa Spring,CO where she continues to teach in the Family Retreat and Assists in the Wilderness Dharma retreat Bi- Annually. She has lead and co-lead retreats for Youth, and Young Adults in Boulder, Pagosa Springs and Vail, CO. Ann is well known for her playful courageous spirit and intuitive acumen.

Ann8Nature Guide and Mentoring is a beautiful work in progress that continues to grow and expand and is activated in researching and bringing forth models of long term mentoring, and rights of passage for young women, or female identified peoples who have had a significant trauma, and/or sexual abuse history, including childhood sexual assault, loss, disabilities, eating disorders, palliative care , suicidal ideation, recovery from suicide attempts etc…. Offering a Nourishing path into the feminine Darkness of shedding childhood and stepping into Adulthood in the Body, Spirit, Mind of the individual Ann8Nature Guide and Mentoring is currently seeing one on one mentoring clients ages 17-26 female identified. Ann8Nature also works with families and youth engaging children in the play of nature and developmental mentoring with nature. She also coaches and works with adults or those who are young at heart. This organization is currently or has partnered with Feet on the Earth Programs,Women’s Empowerment Workshop, Women’s Wilderness Institute, and Tara Mandala Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in CO.

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Boulder, Colorado, US 80302