Beverly Ingram is a certified ecotherapist, entrepreneur and educator living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the founder of Go Into Nature, which offers programs for adults and children to rediscover their connection with our earth and each other through outdoor experiences, to find healing through the scientifically based health benefits of the natural world, and to explore each person's gift in creating a shift towards caring for the earth in our everyday lives. She brings her skills and passion through mindfulness, movement, voice, and expressive arts into nature with clients to foster a personal exploration of our relationship with the natural world and her inhabitants. She has been deeply connected to the earth throughout her life. One of the most transformative and creative periods of her life came through living solo in the wilderness for several months, propelling her towards her desire to share this work with others.
At present, Beverly facilitates Go Into Nature workshops and retreats for small groups, leads the Women in the Wild journey, after school nature programs for children, local refugee programs, and serves individual clients. She has created and facilitated programs in collaboration with Wildrock, Common Ground Healing Arts, International Neighbors, and has an office for indoor Ecotherapy at Shala in downtown Charlottesville.
Beverly received her certification though The EarthBody Institute. She has studied and practices Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and continues to deepen her relationship with nature by spending time out in nature daily. She continues to be immersed in a variety of mindful and creative practices including conscious dance, meditation, improvisational circle singing, contact improvisation, and expressive arts.
She is a qualified Wilderness First Aid Medic and CPR/AED trained.