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About the Nature Centered Academy

A comprehensive Personal Growth & Development Program centered around Nature that unblocks and empowers one's Physical, Emotional, Conscious, Subconscious and Spiritual levels (also known as our PECSS Framework for Transformation™). Join our inclusive community of nature-lovers, who embrace their full selves, discover and expand their gifts, and hold safe, sacred space for each other's vulnerability.

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It started with an idea...

The Nature Centered Academy was founded by Jennifer Bauer, a Master Wayfinder Coach, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Breathwork Meditation Healer, Equus Coach, Public Speaker and Author of Nature Guides: Release & Reconnect Through Writing. In 2020, Jennifer realized that her clients, friends, family and society-at-large were missing a deep connection to each other and feeling lost as a result of the pandemic and global shut-down. She reflected on her own life periods of feeling disconnected and lost, when only nature held the answers and direction, and how deeply the tools she learned along her healing journey helped her find peace, joy, love, freedom and self-acceptance.


From those insights, she created a life coach training program that wove together Jennifer's life experience and breadth of trainings and modalities with a solid foundation in nature. Those first few years of teaching and training coaches resulted in graduates who shared how much their lives were transformed simply by experiencing the tools themselves and practicing them with their own personal challenges.

This impact of transformation birthed what is now the Nature Centered Academy's Personal Growth & Development Program.

Jennifer has brought together a team of mentors, who are experts in their healing niches, to support our NCA members in a safe and sacred space to peel back the layers of conditioning and trauma to return to their True Nature.


Our intention is to not only equip anyone who feels a connection to nature with the tools to navigate the twists and turns of their lives, but also to help serve those who are yearning for more connection, joy, fulfillment, purpose and passion.


Note: We acknowledge that society right now is not an equitable one for all ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations and abilities. As such, we offer a sliding-scale program rate for underserved and underrepresented communities. Please email us to discuss your admission options.

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We support and amplify BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices. We are anti-racist and believe love is love. We are a safe, inclusive and equitable space for all people.

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Each of us is fully capable of creating and co-creating our experiences. Members do not fix, rescue or save each other, instead we ask questions while maintaining the belief that each member is resourceful and competent.

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Our staff maintains the commitment to continue to develop personally. In order to support others, we need to be clear ourselves. We know the value of the tools because we experience them regularly. When we find a blind-spot, we do our personal work.

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We listen more than we speak. We listen to learn and understand others. We listen not only with our ears, but also with our bodies, hearts and souls. We recognize the incredible impact listening offers.

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We aspire to live in a state of wholeness, aligned with our true nature. We are open and authentic. We are steadfast in upholding our values and our inner world is congruent with our outer world.

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We believe the Earth and animals have rights. We support and protect these rights. We honor the gift of life that Nature continually gives us and recognize that the limited resources require sustainable practices to maintain and replenish such resources.

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