Adrián Villaseñor Galarza, PhD, is passionate about human transformation in service of the living Earth. Adrián is an academic collaborator, international facilitator, ritualist, author, and contemplative practitioner whose work weaves together the psycho-spiritual study of the Earth-human relation, animist principles, and contemplative wisdom. His research has centered on the confluence of Eastern liberation teachings and Ecopsychology, resulting in an elemental framework for self-discovery, healing, and regenerative action.
Adrián has been engaged in transformative education for the last 15+ years and his work is often considered a Latin American referent when it comes to Nature Reconnection, Ecopsychologies, and Earth-based spirituality. Adrián is the author of a handful of books and translator into Spanish of Joanna Macy’s seminal book, Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects. The contemplative and Earth-based lineages of beauty, wisdom, and compassion he has honored since his teens serve as the guiding force behind his work in service of personal transformation and socio-ecological viability. For more information, visit Adrián’s website living-flames.com.
Audiences I work with
Academic settings, clergy, environmental educators, psychologists, etc.
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
I have experience facilitating the WTR, both with lay audiences and in academic settings since 2006. Ever since, the WTR has been present in one way or another in my work, although gradually gaining more precedence. I have a background in Eastern contemplative practices, as well as Earth-based traditions of the Americas. Both of these streams complement my WTR offerings alongside my doctoral focus on "integral ecopsychology."