Ramon Parish


Core Assistant Professor


BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Resilient Leadership


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.