About The Teacher
Lisa Garcia is an outdoor enthusiast who finds joy, inner peace, harmony and love in the beauty and abundance of nature. Using nature as her medium her work focuses on developing human capability through self-discovery and helping others co-author a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. Lisa believes our talents, strengths and imperfections all combine to make us unique beings with gifts to positively impact the world.
Lisa held executive leadership positions in leadership development with both the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotel Companies for over 30 years. During the past 10 years Lisa and her family owned and operated a successful outdoor recreational facility in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. INDIGO Nature Retreat located in the Pisgah National Forest is the next chapter in her life story.
Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University
Professional certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance from George Mason University
Professional certification as a Certified Nature Retreat Leader via Retreatcoaches.com
Certification of completion of Wilderness First Responder course, Great Smokey Mountains Institute at Tremont, Tennessee
Completion of Shinrin-Yoku Guide training, Shinrin-Yoku is Japanese for “Forest Bathing” – a gentle path to wellness, Santa Rosa, California
Completion of Self-Compassion training taught by Kristin Neff, PhD and Chris Germer, PhD
Fluent in Spanish acquired through formal education and living and working internationally