Gain the nature skills, heightened awareness and local ecological knowledge that deepens your relationship with our PNW Territory
Our summer immersion is when we come together each year to deepen our knowledge and relationship with the plants, animals, and ecological biospheres within our PNW Territory.
We hone in our nature skills and ability to read the signs and conversations occurring within nature all around us.
All levels are welcomed.... Here we are all students learning from each other, the land, plants and animals. The goal isn't to become masters of information but deepen our own person relationship.
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What You'll Learn
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.
Reading The Signs
Learn to read the signs and tracks present in nature that inform you of the greater stories and interactions of place.
Enter the mind of a tracker and ask the right questions that discern the stories the tracks reveal.
Learn to hear… what the different calls of birds mean and indicate is occurring around you. Through bird behavior and types of vocalizations you become informed of the activities occurring around you in nature, if there’s a predator nearby and where, of what’s about to happen in the weather and so on.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
FLOW OF PROGRAM
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
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
Join us for a Live "Virtual" Council Fire
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
Virtual Council Fire Dates:
June 10th & 24th
July 15th & 29nd
Aug 12th & 26th
Two Times Available:
Invited to join us for week long campout holding space, preparing fires, and doing ritual for Vision Quest participants July 4th -10th.
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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.
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:
Why this resonates
What you hope to learn and/or experience
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