Join us Live Online on Thursday 5/25 at 11:00am PT

Some people connect well to other people, and some people connect well to nature. What we truly need is connection to both, and concurrently. 

How do we find a true and felt sense of connection in this world where disconnection is predominant?

In this free webinar, Jon Young, Sarah Fontaine, and Nate Summers will share perspectives from neurobiology as well as their experience in working to regenerate a culture of natural connection in the Living Connection 1st Online Village.

Jon Young

Lead Facilitator

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.

Sarah Fontaine


Sarah is a Energywork Practitioner, Wildlife Tracker, and Interspecies Communicator. For over 25 years, Sarah has been practicing various healing modalities including Chakra-work, Craniosacral Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians and Five Elements, Emotional Clearing, and Interpersonal Neurobiology. 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. She currently offers Earth-based energywork sessions, and lives near the Pacific Ocean in the sandhill mountains North of Santa Cruz, CA with her partner Jon.

Nate Summers


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.

We hope you will join us for this insightful conversation!

And no worries if you can't make it live, the recording will be made available at this site for all who register. 

For more information on the Living Connection 1st Online Village click 'All Courses' at the bottom of this page to watch our Vision Video and find the details of our membership. 

Feel free to reach out to Sarah at with any inquiries.

Wishing you the Best in Connection,

Jon, Sarah, and Nate

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