Contribute to Community Healing, Health, & Wellbeing

The Nature Studies Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). The Conservatory serves the local community of Ventura County and areas of need within the United States and abroad. We invite you to support the Conservatory’s Healing Center and the Living Sanctuary Intentional Community Project. Your contribution helps to provide quality services and resources to heal from oppression and trauma as well as to create housing, food, and resource security.

Healing Center

The Healing Center provides quality, mind-body/holistic health and wellbeing resources (free and by donation). The program includes individual and group services, classes, and courses. Our offerings are provided onsite and by phone or online video conferencing (i.e., Zoom, Skype).

We help people heal from oppression and daily life stressors. This includes experiences of income disparity, inequality, injustice, prejudice, discrimination, violence, and systemic racism. Emotional pain and trauma (personal, ancestral, transgenerational, community, and cultural) are addressed to improve health and wellbeing, manage chronic health conditions, strengthen immunity, and optimize quality of life.

COS Project: Building Intentional Community

The Living Sanctuary Intentional Community includes a community land trust for land conservancy and preservation. Assistance and resources are provided for healing from oppression and trauma and increasing economic and healthy housing/food security; while, reducing the individual-collective carbon footprint and general over-consumption. This is the first of several intentional community projects to establish BIPOC-supportive, green-sustainable/zero carbon/regenerative, intentional community assisted by collaborative partnerships. Our Leadership certificate program also will provide students with an opportunity to contribute to the intentional community’s development.

Each resident is helped to develop an empowering, eco-based vision/mission that is aligned with personal authenticity/purpose as well as to clarify strengths/needs and to access effective strategies/tools for optimizing quality of life. The intentional community include a social eco-preneurship startup community with a hybrid co-operative and incubator. The Living Sanctuary Healing Community helps to heal trauma and increase altruistic presence and resources for underserved, disadvantage, and BIPOC people while contributing to the restoration of the planet.

Your Donation

We greatly appreciated any amount that you give. You will help increase access to affordable care and resources that may be otherwise unavailable to those in need. Thank you for your gift!