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Becoming NatureWise

This is a 4 month Journey learning in the cultural ways of our Indigenous Ancestors, where through storytelling, gathering around the virtual fire and direct experience we apprentice ourselves to nature and remember what it is to be Indigenous of Earth

  • Renew your connection to Earth and ancient wisdom

  • Learn Indigenous Psychology, mindsets, and cultural understandings that provide a deeper relationship with nature and how you fit within the great web of life.

  • Learn practical traditional skills, knowledge and awarenesses


  • Experience Animism and learn the etiquette and rituals of becoming relatives with the plants, birds, animals and land


  • Experience traditional ways of learning through Storytelling, Way of Council, Direct Experience, Coyote Mentoring and collaborative learning as we gather together in circle (virtually). 


  • Get personalized mentoring, be in council with elders and indigenous wisdom keepers

Intro to Becoming NatureWise
Tree Of Totems

Intro to Becoming NatureWise

  • Have you wanted to be part of a meaningful community who shares your love and sacredness for nature?

  • Did you know the forest speaks in specific languages? Through Native eyes, you'll gain entrance to the conversations nature is having all around you

  • Have you ever wondered how to identify the different trees or plants in your area? 


  • Have you been curious of traditional uses, wild edibles, and plant medicine?

  • Imagine learning these through traditional storytelling, games, and personalized mentoring.

  • Would you like to have a deeper and informed connection with nature?

Whether it's your backyard, a park or wilderness... Nature is offering us invitations to connect and remember ourselves home as part of the Earth Spirit's dreaming

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Learn to read and listen into the signs, messages and stories within the environment through tracking, bird language, Plant I.D. and uses etc...

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Ancestral Perspectives

Experience the ancestral perspectives with being in relationship with the land, animals, and spirit of place


Sensory Skills

Through core routines, games, and sensory drills you'll learn how to attune your senses to any environment you're in.

This training is for those who want to shift from being a visitor or tourist in nature to being in relationship with place.

About The Program

Due to the uncertainty of covid restrictions, we've re-designed our summer scout program to be part online and part nature immersion. We've reduced the cost to make it available to people during these times while also being part of a felt sense of community gathering around the Virtual fireside (zoom) where we pool our learnings, stories and experiences together. 



It’s offered as an experiential learning process. 


Access Online Course where through videos, audios and articles you’ll gain the core knowledge base.  You'll always have access to your course and can return to it again and again.


You'll journey into nature on your own or with friends to experience the principles first hand and cultivate relationship with the plants, animals, trees and birds.  You'll be offered core routines and indigenous ways of enhancing and engaging your senses so by the end of the journey you'll have a strong foundation of the language of nature and be tuned into the conversations therein.  


We’ll gather around the virtual fireside (zoom) twice a month to pool our learnings and experiences together and hence be part of a more traditional collaborative learning.

You'll have one-on-one mentorship throughout the journey to help you dial in and tailor the journey to your passions and intentions.

Core Areas of Learning

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Enter the mind of a tracker and how to read the tracks, ask the right questions, and discern the stories the tracks reveal.  Learn how to trail an animal and read the signs all around you.

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Plants & Trees

Gain a solid base for identifying the trees and plants of your area. Learn the ancestral and indigenous ways of using them and the deeper relationship the plants reveal about an area.

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Bird Language

Knowing the different calls and songs of the birds gives you inclusion with what is occurring all around you. You become part of the conversations of any ecosystem. Is there a predator in the area? Is the forest in council? What's happening?

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Sensory Skills

You'll learn how to engage and heighten your senses... to know what to sense... and how to be aware of the subtle happenings and communications all around you. 

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Ancestral Perspectives

Experience how to be in relationship with the land, animals and eco-systems. It's learning how to apprentice ourselves to the land, to not steward the land but allow the land steward us.

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Cultural Restoration

Experience the culture of gathering and honoring together.  Experience Way of Council, Elders, and peer to peer mentoring. Gather around the fire, storytelling, and cultural ways of greeting the day.

Coyote Mentoring

Learning How To Learn

Experience the old ways of learning known as Coyote Mentoring.  

Coyote is the trickster, the storyteller, the master of games and guiding us to our own discovery through direct experience and inspiring curiosity.

This program is not about learning information, facts, or memorization. 

Here you're learning how to apprentice yourself to nature and enter the mind of the tracker, the naturalist, the scout. 

You're learning how to ask the right questions, how to listen, and cultivate your own relationship with nature.

Click Here to Learn about your guide Chivito Cowa

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Join us for a Live "Virtual" Council Fire

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If you're curious about participating, join us for a free live intro where you meet your Facilitator and members of Tree of Totems. You'll experience our traditional way of sharing as we explore the three languages of nature and what's it mean to be indigenous to place.

Next Virtual Council Fire (zoom) is

May 20th 6pm PST



Enroll Now!

Virtual Council Fire Dates:
May 27th
June 10th & 24th
July 15th & 29nd
Aug 12th & 26th
Sept  9th

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Two Times Available:

11am PST

6pm PST

Bonus Excursion

Invited to join us for week long campout holding space, preparing fires, and doing ritual for Vision Quest participants July 4th -10th.

Ask for details.


Receive one-on-one mentoring with chivito and trained mentors throughout the journey to help tailor your experience to the plants, animals and languages of your area.


We gather online.... The ecosystem of your location of where you live becomes your classroom.

Investment:  .

Normally $1600

Now only $800

We're playing our part to make it easy for others to get out in nature and be part of sacred community during these pandemic times

Multiple payment plans and partial scholarships are available

How To Join

If you're curious, have questions or are eager to join please fill out the form and share:

  1. Why this resonates

  2. What you hope to learn and/or experience

  3. Any background in nature training you have

  4. Ask questions.

We'll then schedule a 30 minute interview to answer your questions, give further details and if all resonates will offer you an invitation to join.

Thanks! Message sent.

Join us for a Live "Virtual" Council Fire

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If you're curious about participating, join us for a free live intro where you meet your Facilitator and members of Tree of Totems. You'll experience our traditional way of sharing as we explore the three languages of nature and what's it mean to be indigenous to place.

Next Virtual Council Fire (zoom) is

May 20th 6pm PST

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