is an outdoor and early childhood educator and community organizer. Former director of Esalen’s Gazebo Park School, she leads parent education and seminars for educators. Joanna is inspired by work happening in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and the No Child Left Inside outdoor education movement.
This Mother's Day weekend, celebrate and nourish yourself and your family. Esalen is a magical place for adults and children alike. Together with the Gazebo School teachers, we will create a community of families focused on fun, laughter, renewal, and friendship. This will be a memorable weekend of exploration, connection, creative expression, and play. We will build on the group's interests and offer opportunities for families to work and play together and apart.