What is ROOTED?
At ROOTED, becoming a parent is seen as a rite of passage worthy of honor, encouragement, and exploration. The transition is enormous, and many parents feel confused, lost, and lonely as they figure out what it means to become mother or father to a new little one. Besides the joyful, feel-good parts of a child coming into one’s life, it can also be a bittersweet, confusing, and awkward process, especially at first. It is ever-changing, constantly shifting.
ROOTED Pasadena creates spaces for parents and parents-to-be to dive deeply into this journey, with loving guidance and caring support, exploring shifts in relationships, family dynamics, identity, priorities, and more. We look at how the past may have shaped the present, hopes for the path ahead, and tools to help make this gigantic life transition smoother and more intentional, and with more compassion (for oneself, for your little one, and for others).
One such space is Mindful Mamas, a group for new moms to connect with each other and explore identity shifts, relationships, self-compassion, and mindfulness tools for motherhood. Private coaching and spiritual counseling are means of support for parents and parents-to-be, to explore these life-changing themes on a more personal and in-depth level. And The SoulNourished Mama Podcast is a space for guided, faith-based meditation, reflection, and conversations with moms to share collective wisdom with each other.
ROOTED is always happy to hear from you, answer any questions you may have, and learn what you'd like to see more of, so please don't hesitate to reach out!
Lisa Nopachai, M.A., is an experienced group facilitator and interfaith chaplain who enjoys creating spaces for people to share, learn, and build community. Her curriculum development in the past has focused on identity development and personal/spiritual formation. Since having a child, she’s become interested in motherhood identity development and how mindfulness tools can be incredibly helpful in parenting. She is passionate about emotional and spiritual wellness (especially for frazzled new moms, since she’s been there).
Over the past 14 years, Lisa has enjoyed working with families and children of all ages as an enrichment instructor, tutor, caregiver, camp counselor, and church Sunday school teacher. She's worked in child advocacy, helped guide families through the process of fostering and adopting, and earned a master's degree with a concentration in the area of children-at-risk.
Lisa has also completed intensive training as an interfaith hospital chaplain and worked as spiritual counselor in hospice care. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College, and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Lisa lives in Pasadena with her husband and 1-year-old daughter. She loves going to the park with her family, rock climbing, and dancing.