Dr. Shanti Mayberry

Dr. Shanti Mayberry


Known for her insight, down to Earth perspective and vivid personal stories, Shanti is an Ecopsychologist and Holistic Health consultant, university teacher and meditation and movement instructor. Through her classes, individual sessions, seminars, and international retreats, she has taught nature-based healing practices, depth psychology, women’s empowerment and new paradigm principles to thousands of clients and students for over thirty-five years.

As part of her contemplative path, she has been blessed with opportunities to meet and practice with numerous spiritual leaders, including sages from India, Buddhist and Taoist masters and the Dalai Lama. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology, a BA with honors from UC Berkeley, an MA from the University of New York.  She works at the natural health center, Inner Balance, which she co-founded twenty years ago with her acupuncture partners.

Shanti weaves together many strands of knowledge, understanding and experiential learning in the tapestry of her work with groups and individuals, presentations and forthcoming book. She freely shares her own experiences of profound transformation and healing in Nature and why she feels it is so important that we consciously shift into the Ecological Era.

She offers consultations, talks, seminars, and retreats, along with special programs such as  Empowered Sage Aging, a holistic approach to aging well and wisely. Recently she developed a nature-oriented pain relief program– Befriending and Transforming Pain– as a result of going through her own journey of recovery from severe back and nerve pain.

Shanti lives in a semi-forested coastal Southern California bioregion with her extended human family and wildlife friends. Her wild visitors include great- horned owls, golden eagles, raccoons, coyotes, rabbits and a beloved rescue cat. She enjoys communing with Nature, gardening, playing music, and celebrating seasonal festivals.

Mission Statement

Shanti’s mission is to help midwife the Ecological Era by sharing practices and principles that support people in developing a transformative, healing connection to their inner nature and to the powers of the Living Earth.

Once we know we are part of the Earth's network of energy and intelligence, we will take action to preserve her ecosystems as our larger body. The Earth is a living being and can guide us in co-creating a slower, simpler eco-centric lifestyle that is sustainable and in harmony with Nature.

Supportive Comments

Good work Shanti in emphasizing the beneficial aspects of Nature connection as a support and motivation for environmental activism, like that of 350.org.
-- BILL McKIBBEN, Author, Activist and Co-founder of 350.org.

Shanti is a friend of the Pachamama Alliance and a pro-active Ecopsychologist, who is dedicated to helping change the dream of the modern world.
-- LYNNE TWIST, Author and Co-founder of Pachamama Alliance.

Shanti is an enlightening messenger overflowing with knowledge, insight and wisdom.
-- TERRY LASZLO-GOPADZE, Author, Presenter and Storyteller

Shanti is a great advocate of Nature-oriented healing practices.
-- SHIRLEY MACLAINE, Actress and Author,

Shanti’s work helps people release painful patterns and develop a Nature- oriented mindset that generates healing energy, creative inspiration and spiritual growth.
-- SHIVANI BURROWS-GOODWILL, Curriculum Instructor at the Southern California Waldorf Teacher Training Institute

This work is Shanti's loving gift to the shift.
-- BARBARA MARX HUBBARD, Author and Futurist Visionary