Lizabeth Kashinsky has been working to protect Hawaii’s rare and endangered plants and animals since 1995. She spent six seasons of field work living in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, now known as the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a World Heritage Site. While there she began to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of both the healing power of nature and the interconnectedness of all life.
Lizabeth now seeks to educate others in the relatively new field of Ecopsychology, which originated with the work of Theodore Roszak in his 1992 book, The Voice of the Earth. Her work includes developing ecological identities, fostering and deepening connections with nature, and how to transform our despairing emotions over the natural world into personal healing and action. Her other interests also include wilderness rites of passage and inner and outer ecological restoration.
Lizabeth is also has 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification and brings mindfulness as well as nature and sensory awareness into her yoga classes and her workshops. She founded the Green Yoga Sangha Honolulu which seeks to educate others on how to better care for the planet through the teachings of yoga. One of her principal goals as an ecopsychologist is to promote an awareness that will allow us to better protect all of Life, and its component ecosystems, from a place of caring and reverence rather than from fear or desperation.