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Sharing Our Stories

NEW Upcoming E-Course!

Sharing Our Stories:  A Sacred Journey
Nourishing Practices for Challenging Times
Learning to Share Our Deep Stories in a Sacred Manner

Live 8 Week Video Series

 
In this 8 part, Zoom-style course, master storyteller, visionary, and author Jon Young,  survival skills expert and author Nate Summers, and energy worker, intuitive tracker, and bodyworker Sarah Fontaine will lead a deep immersion into the world of bird language,  intuition, awareness, and deep connection practices.

During the course, we will dive deeply into the world of storytelling as a sacred practice including different techniques of sharing stories, harvesting our personal experiences, techniques, the sacred nature of stories, and the importance of storytelling in natural learning and mentoring.  All of the teachings will be presented in a holistic way and there will be plenty of storytelling, questions and answers, reflections, feedback, and opportunities to share.  Each week participants will be given multiple take-home exercises to deepen their connection to storytelling.  Ultimately, this course will provide a foundation to deepen your own path in these arts for the rest of you life.

THERE WILL BE TWO COHORTS FOR THIS COURSE: A WEDNESDAY MIDDAY (PST) SESSION AND A THURSDAYS LATER AFTERNOON/EVENING SESSION (PST)

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE COHORT TO BE A PART OF, HOWEVER ALL OF THE RECORDINGS FOR BOTH COHORTS WILL BE AVAILBALE TO ALL!

All classes will be recorded and available for your viewing convenience! 

FORMAT:

Starting October 12th or 13th

Cohort 1:

Zoom conference calls

Wednesdays 11:30 AM-1PM PST

8 total classes with a break the 4th week of October and November
 

 

Cohort 2: 

Zoom conference calls

Thursdays 5:30-7pm

8 total classes with a break the 4th week of October and November

Recordings available!

PRICE:   $297
TENTATIVE CLASS OUTLINE:

Session 1:  Intentions, Honoring Lineages, Foundations, and Stories of Deep Connection

Session 2:  Establishing Powerful Practices of Storytelling

Session 3:  Guest Instructor 1

Session 4:  Embodiment and Becoming the Story

Session 5:  Community-building, Sharing Our Gifts, and the Storytelling Journey

Session 6:  Guest Instructor 2: Storytelling and Healing-Deeper Connections

Session 7: Sharing Sacred Knowledge and Wisdom through Story

Session 8:  Wrapping the Bundle

Each week an email will go out to participants with a summary of what we covered, access to a video link of the class, and exercises to practice and do.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE THE RECORDINGS FOR BOTH COHORTS

At the end of the course, participants will be given permanent links to all of the class material including the ability to download a PDF of relevant info, and summary of what has been covered!

Instructional Team

JON YOUNG
Lead Instructor

 

Jon Young  is a deep nature-people-self connection researcher, mentor, naturalist, wildlife tracker, author, workshop leader, consultant, sought after public speaker and storyteller. Jon has been mentored in deep nature connection by his own grandmothers, Tom Brown, Jr. and a host of elders and experts. As a leader in the field of nature-based community building over 30 years, Jon’s research into the impact and significance of nature on mentoring, human intelligence, spiritually, well-being and development has influenced tens of thousands of people worldwide.  Jon has authored and co-authored several seminal works on nature connection and connection mentoring, including What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World (2013), and Coyote's Guide to Connecting to Nature (2007). Jon has appeared in numerous documentaries including The Animal Communicator (2012). In 2016, he received the Champion of Environmental Education Award for his innovative work, which has inspired positive developments in the field, and fostered the growth of the nature connection movement on a global level. Jon is a father of six children, and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with his partner, Sarah

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NATE SUMMERS, M.Ac.
Instructor

Nate Summers has been a student of, practitioner of, and teacher of Qigong, Chinese Medicine, Internal Martial Arts and Natural Healing Arts for over two decades.  He is the author of Primal: Why We Long to Be Wild and Free and Awakening Fire: The Essential Guide to Flame, Ignition, and Wood.  Nate has served as a faculty member at the Wilderness Awareness School, the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, and the Asian Institute of Medical Studies.  Nate has taught survival skills, ethnobotany, herbal medicine and natural movement to people all over the country and all over the world.  He specializes in helping people move like animals, travel invisibly, and turn themselves into forest ninjas. 

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SARAH FONTAINE
Lead Instructor

Sarah is a energywork practitioner, bodyworker, wildlife tracker, and interspecies communicator. She has studied wildlife tracking through Shikari Tracker Mentoring with Jon Young and Josh Lane, Tom Brown Jr’s Tracker School, and Cybertracker Conservation. She is a graduate of the Kamana Naturalist Training Program and studied Interspecies Communication with Anna Breytenbach and Wynter Worsthorne. 

 

For over 19 years, Sarah has been practicing various healing modalities including Chakra-work, Craniosacral Therapy, Meridian Therapy, Qi Gong, Emotional Clearing, and Five Elements Herbalism. She currently offers Earth-based energywork sessions, and lives in the sandhill mountains near Santa Cruz, CA with her partner Jon.