This is a 6-class series called Reclaim Your Wild Nature Heart for people transitioning or ready to transition to a deeper earth-centered life and eager to cultivate a deeper belonging to place and purpose.
(This is in-person version of the course in Humboldt County. The ONLINE version of the course begins Sept. 19)
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
THROUGH 6 CLASSES (Meeting Thursdays September 5-October 17 (no class Sept. 19), we’ll explore conceptually and through practice these topics:
Watershed and Local Flora
Living the Seasons
Bill Plotkin’s Nature-based Map of the Psyche with the 4 Facets/Directions
Council Circle and the Art of Mirroring
Wilderness Rite-of-Passage and Other Ceremony
Joanna Macy, Ecogrief, and The Work That Reconnects
Council of All Beings
Returning to Our Wild Purpose
Participants will learn various tools and concepts for re-connecting to nature, their soul callings, and each other.
There will be Sense-based and soul-based exercises that help re-connect us to inner and outer wild nature and help us drop deeper into our bodies, senses, and aspects of our wholeness.
Participants will have the opportunity to do a solo overnight on the land ceremony. (This component is more deeply explored in the Immersion course)
Participants will have the opportunity to share an offering and/or service project. (This component is more deeply explored in the Immersion course)
In addition, ALL participants in ANY Wild Nature Heart course series receives:
A copy of Re-Membering: Poems of Earth and Soul
A copy of High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest
A Pdf of earth poems and activities
Private, Facegroup group to connect, share, learn, and ask questions
A Certificate of Completion
Discount on future Wild Nature Heart Courses
Substantial discount on the Annual Wild Nature Heart Gathering
Recommended Rewilding and nature connection Readings and Resources
In the first gathering, we’ll do introductions and beginning digging into the themes of Re-Belonging, Deep Listening, Council Circle, and the Sacred Pause and Love Affair with the World.
When: Thursdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 11 (no class September 19)
Where: McKinleyville (Various places: Mad River Bluffs, Hiller Park, Library)
(When possible and as light allows, we will be outside. We will meet indoors as it gets darker and colder/wetter)
Cost: EARLY WORM $120 IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 22 (Regular $180 after August 22)
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest & send registration fee to PayPal.Me/WildNatureHeart.
(Note: Class limited to 8 participants)
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For more on Wild Nature Heart: www.wildnatureheart.com
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), certified as an Ecotherapist through The Earthbody Institute & Certified Wilderness First Responder through Foster Calm.