Nature as Mentor

Free Event October 8th, 2023

Join us for a conversation with Jon Young and Special Guests on what Nature has to teach us when we build strong relationships over time...

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In this free event, you will receive a 'map' to orient yourself toward deeper connection with Nature... as well as a compass!

You will be introduced to the concepts within our upcoming program Tracking our Roots in Nature where we will go deep into each of the species and elements groups on the map to 'learn how to to learn' from their diverse and unique gifts.

A Universal Map to Connection...

Jon shares more about the 'map' in the audio below:

Jon Young

Jon Young is a deep nature-people-self connection researcher, mentor, naturalist, wildlife tracker, author, workshop leader, consultant 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 40 years, Jon’s research into the impact and significance of nature on mentoring, human intelligence, spirituality, 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.

With Special Guests...

Randy Walker, Tracker School Elder

Matt and Carmen Corradino, Tracker School Instructors and founders of Carribbean Earth Skills

Ruth-Ann Colby Martin, former Tracker School Instructor, Mid-wife, and Educator

Bill Marple, Tracker School Instructor

Sarah Fontaine, facilitator at Living Connection 1st

Included Audio Recordings...

The Early Years of Mentoring ~ Dan Gardoqui & Jon Young Review a Mentoring Journey

In this conversation, Jon and Dan share fun memories illustrative of Coyote mentoring, and cover a wide range of topics related to the "map of deep nature connection". Jon and Dan explore how the concepts—later recorded as Seeing Through Native Eyes and the Kamana Naturalist Training Program—were used to guide Dan's mentoring and connection journey. 

The Original Recordings in 1996 ~ A Conversation with John Gallagher, Original Audio Engineer

A conversation with Jon Young and John Gallagher, the very person who encouraged Jon and Ingwe to create Kamana as an independent study program. John G. was the project manager for the writing, editing and publishing of both the Kamana Naturalist Training Program, and the audio engineer and manager of the first recording of Seeing Through Native Eyes. John graduated Kamana, directed the Kamana office and went on to study Five Elements Acupuncture. John was fascinated by healing herbs and, with his wife Kimberly who shared this passion, the created Learning Herbs and Herb  

Finding our Way Back to our Natural Design ~ Bill Marple, Jon Young, and Sarah Fontaine

 Jon, Bill, and Sarah share stories of returning to connection, and explore how each of our pathways are unique, though the destination is universal, as we return to our natural design.

Get instant access to all three audios when you register!