Deep Belonging – 6-Week Interactive Course (ONLINE) – May



This is a 6-week experience for people transitioning to a deeper earth-centered life and eager to expand into their wholeness and a deeper belonging to place and purpose. 

When: Thursdays May 14-June 18

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm PST / 2:00pm-3:30pm EST (Scheduled to make it more accessible to folks in the U.K. and Europe as well)

Where: ONLINE – Zoom

(For the In-Person course in Humboldt County,  click here – **Postponed until it can be rescheduled at a feasible and safe time )

This course is for you if any of the following describes you:

*You are longing for a deeper earth-centered, sensual, and meaningful life.

*You know in your bones there is a more authentic, earth-honoring, community-centered way of living.

*You are exploring, or want to explore, your inner wilderness and eager to expand your toolbox of exploration.

*You are on the path of rewilding and cultivating a deeper belonging to place, purpose, and people.

*You are interested in and passionate about nature-based personal growth work and human wholeness.

*You are ready to live more aligned and eager to clarify and step more fully into your unique gifts and powers

Over 6 weeks we will explore through Online Gatherings, exercises, and the hard but rewarding work in between the following topics:

Deep Belonging
Deep Listening
Befriending Your Watershed and Local Flora & Fauna
Living the Seasons
Nature-based Map of Human Wholeness with the 4 Facets/Directions (Bill Plotkin’s work)
Wilderness Rite-of-Passage and Other Ceremony
Joanna Macy, Ecogrief, and The Work That Reconnects
Returning to Our Wild Purpose

Engage in Sense-based and soul-based exercises that help you re-connect to inner and outer wild nature and drop deeper into your body, senses, and aspects of your wholeness.

Learn various tools and concepts for re-connecting to nature, your soul calling, and each other.

Optional: A key component of this experiences is having the opportunity to do a supported solo overnight or extended DayQuest on-the-land ceremony.through the framework of wilderness rite-of-passage. ($50 extra)

In addition, ALL participants in ANY Wild Nature Heart course series receives:

  • One-on-one consultations on course material and the solo experience
  • Private Facebook group to connect, share, learn, and ask questions
  • A copy of Re-Membering: Poems of Earth and Soul
  • A Download of additional inspirational earth poems
  • Discount on future Wild Nature Heart Courses and Wilderness Programs
  • Substantial discount on the Annual Wild Nature Heart Gathering (Next one Summer 2020)
  • Recommended Rewilding and nature connection Readings and Resources

Cost: EARLY BEAR $195 IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE May 5 (save $50)

(Regular price $245 After May 5)

Register and pay course fee below

Or Email: with your interest & send registration fee to PayPal.Me/WildNatureHeart.

(Note: Class limited to 6 participants)

About the Instructor:

My name is Ryan Van Lenning, Co-Founder of Wild Nature Heart, and I am an earth-lover with a deep desire to be of service in the work of re-connection, re-wilding, & re-membering. I started Wild Nature Heart to support people to re-connect with the wisdom of both inner and outer wild nature, to live their soul callings into the world, and to assist in the work of repairing broken belonging.

I am an inner/outer wilderness guide and poet (author of Re-Membering: Poems of Earth & Soul) and High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest, certified as an Ecotherapist through The Earthbody Institute & Certified Wilderness First Responder through Foster Calm. Prior to moving to California 12 years ago, I taught Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics at Sinclair College in Ohio.


“This course is a deep-dive across 6 weeks. Ryan’s skill and generosity of spirit has guided me through a variety of themes and practices that have been both thought-provoking and empowering. I’ve valued this time immensely, and the abundant materials provided will keep me moving through this journey for a long time to come. I’ve developed a richer relationship with my Urban Wild environment in very unexpected ways, and for that I am so very grateful.” —Claire (UK) (Fall 2019)

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