Our Community

Who We Are
We are creative, kind, and wise beings here to explore, learn and grow together holistically.

We Know How to Make Learning Fun For Kids

Our homeschooling schedule allows families to chose how many days a week they want to participate. This gives parents the ability to teach their children what feels good to them, travel, and have 1-on-1 learning for strong family bonds. Each year, we create a community with our families and hope it lasts a lifetime.  Along with the core curriculum, we offer art, building, gardening, theater, music, foreign language, mindfulness, emotional maturity, organic farm visits, yoga, physical activity, forest school, cooking, and more.

Our Teachers

Our Children’s Mentors

Inspiring them to learn and grow every day

Lohra Ballinger

Lohra Ballinger

Program Director

I graduated from Purdue University with academic honors in 1999 and continued my education at Florida Gulf Coast University Masters Program in Education. I started this program because I wanted my son to have access to alternative education that would nurture his spirit in a loving, non-competitive environment. I have a passion to share Waldorf-inspired learning with other families. With my partner Jerome’s support and guidance, we have been able to bring this school to life.

Cole Rosner

Cole Rosner

Teacher Training and Outdoor Education

I am the founder of play collaborative arts a non-profit that fosters community in both the performing and healing arts for education, public benefit, self-development and environmental sustainability. As a theater director and healing artist I create immersive theatrical productions and teach workshops for creativity all over the world. As an environmental educator I work with Caritas Creek in the redwoods of California and Pachamama in the Jungles of Costa Rica. I also create and collaborate with children’s programs at various conscious festivals and retreat centers.
Jerome Sanchez

Jerome Sanchez

Homeschool Director & Extracurricular Teacher

I believe our children should have lots of fun while they learn and am dedicated to providing a safe space for them to explore. I’m originally from Lourdes, France, but in the US for over 25 years. I’m also a professional percussionist, leading drumming class and performing in the B432 Band. I enjoy teaching the children French, drumming, outdoor play, and building/engineering with nature. The kids are always excited when it’s “Jerome Day.” 

Cinthia (Sita) Campanella

Cinthia (Sita) Campanella

Spanish & Yoga Teacher

Sita has been in the health, fitness, and awareness path for over 15 years. She has a passion for guiding people to create a healthy lifestyle that will align with their beliefs and values. She believes through education we can create a strong foundation for children to learn how to make healthy choices. Taking care of your body and your soul is a fundamental part of a balanced life that is why Sita wants to introduce yoga practice to children at an early age to make physical activity and meditation a part of their daily habits. Her daughter has been a student at Sacred Soul Nature School since 2019.

Education
  • 200hr Barkan Method Teacher training 2006
  • 200hr Barkan Method Teacher training 2007
  • 80hr Vinyasa training 2007
  • Omega Conference 2007
  • 200hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 2013
  • Health Counselor training at Institute for Integrative Nutrition 2008-2009
Experience
  • Yoga Instructor
    LA Fitness Naples, Fl 2018-2020
    Love Yoga Coral Spring, Fl 2007-2008
  • Health Counselor
    Sitayali Wellness McLean, VA 2009-2013
    Holistic Solutions Naples, Fl 2013- Present
Cathryn Telesca

Cathryn Telesca

Primary Teacher

  • 1996-1999 New Hope Ministries Lead pre-k 3 teacher and afternoon Supervisor
  • 2001-2005 Eagles Nest Early Learning Center Lead Pre-k 4/5 teacher
  • 2007-2009 private nanny to infant triplets
  • 2009-2013 independent nanny, foster mom through CPS, host family for several single mothers in an internship program trying to obtain an education
  • 2013-2015 Peace Early Learning Center pre-k 2, 3, 4 & 5 teachers assistant and afternoon aid
  • 2017-2018 Collier Charter Academy K-8th grade office & lunchroom assistant
  • 1995-present worked in the nursery’s of all my home churches, served as Faith’s Scout den leader and helped run the summer camps for Scouts, volunteer for Odyssey of the Mind, and was the team mom for cheer

Successfully homeschooled my child utilizing creative means, classical curriculum, and unschooling.

Yolanda Beckers

Yolanda Beckers

Mindfulness Volunteer

I’m the Director of the Healing Quantum Light Center and the Health and Wellness Sanctuary, a non-profit organization. I have created and taught different programs for corporations to initiate a positive change resulting in motivation, purpose and clear decision making. I believe that in this highly competitive world we can approach our work environment with tools for self-confidence, values and stress reduction. I’ve studied and am a qualified teacher in Naturopathy, integrative medicine, meditation, and Qi gong. My programs have shown to have fewer sick days, more vitality and energy amongst the employees after they apply her specific course for better health.
I enjoy leading workshops around the world in the field of body/mind connection.
A Word

From Our Director

” Creating this space for my child and offering it to others has been a huge blessing in our lives. My son loves to learn now thanks to the environment we co-create here. “

– Lohra Ballinger

Get In Touch

Location: 921 Mingo Dr, Naples,  FL 34120

Telephone: (239) 287-5074

Email: lohra@sacredsoulnatureschool.com

School Hours: M-Th: 9:30am – 3pm
(extended hours to 5pm available)