Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Molly McCormick

Molly McCormick is a botanist and restoration ecologist specializing in dryland ecosystems of the Southwest. She has 20 or so years of experience working with people and the land, facilitating reciprocal and meaningful relationships. Some of her job titles have included naturalist guide, native plant farmer, restoration story-teller, citizen science coordinator, rainwater harvester, facilitator, and science communicator. She is also an herbalist, permaculture designer, and dancer. Molly is currently the program manager for the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, supporting land management, communities, fire managers, and the more than human world on an increasingly unpredictable planet. She’s been co-leading mindful ecology retreats with Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community since 2021 as a way to explore belonging across geographies of displacement.