MA Prescott College
BA Colorado College
Ramon Parish is a second year adjunct instructor in Naropa’s environmental studies
department currently teaching a course on Environmental Justice. At Prescott College
he developed an interdisciplinary study utilizing ritual and ceremony as tools for
community development, inter-cultural understanding, ecological awareness and personal
transformation. For the last 7 years he practiced authentic movement, somatic based
mindfulness, men’s work and contemporary rites of passage with Melissa Michaels, as
a leader in Surfing the Creative International Rites of Passage Youth Camps
and more recently with the Men’s Leadership Alliance.
He has worked with youth of color to navigate the complexities of identity in institutions
of privilege and currently hosts community classrooms and conversations in Denver
and Boulder to bridge the cultures of healing, art, activism, ecology and the sacred.