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Ramon Parish, an esteemed core assistant professor in Naropa’s Interdisciplinary Studies department, brings a wealth of interdisciplinary experience to his role. His unique approach encompasses ritual and ceremony as tools for community development, intercultural understanding, ecological awareness, and personal transformation. With a background in developing innovative study programs at Prescott College, Ramon harnesses the power of ritual and ceremony to foster deeper connections between individuals and their environment.
He encapsulates his teaching philosophy eloquently, stating, “People already know many things… Real learning and transformation both take place in that contact, not through the input or memorization of knowledge or information. They come through grounding and body-based awareness – embodied mindfulness – whole-person embodiment.” His embodiment-focused approach aligns seamlessly with Naropa’s values, fostering genuine connections and self-knowledge among students and educators alike.