Helping our youth find their way and navigate their inner landscape as they try to find where and how they fit in this world
When a child comes into their teens there is a lot of confusion. It is a time when the divide between parent and child often occur. The parent reaches and the child pulls further away and often into the destructive behaviors the parents fear. Because our culture fails to provide them the challenges and rites of passages to discover their strenghts, they search out their own experiences and what they find are less than favorable.
This is a time when a child needs an outside mentor to hold space for them, provide them tools with managing their emotions and thoughts, and be there to guide them in a way parents can't. They need an ally.
Likewise, this is a time when the parents may want an outside support for themselves, to understand what their child is going through, how to hold space for their child and ride that fine line of allowing their child grow into their own person while protecting them from walking a destructive path
Our mentorship works with both the child and the parent to help bridge this gap, to increase communication and understanding between the two, and strengthen your relationship when too often it's a time this relationship weakens
A mentor meets either weekly or every other week. While being outside in nature whether it's hiking or kayaking or exploring a beach, the child is able to learn how to communicate with his parents and peers, how to manage one's moods and emotions, and gain the skills to walk more confidently in their life.
They learn about and are challenged to cultivate specific values such as courage, honesty, integrity, compassion, self-discipline and hard work.
For each value they exemplify they earn recognition. When they exemplify trust, they earn a knife. When they exemplify hard work they get bead... We set up a mentorship that encourages the student to grow into the vision of a person he/she wants to be
As they continue their mentorship, they learn the tools to consistently step into their strengths, honor their values when faced with peer pressure, and to nourish their relationships with you and peers.
It's a powerful journey.
A long time ago, when we lived in an intact culture, our youth had mentors, elders and guides. Our youth would learn through the invisible school meaning they wouldn't be talked at or told what to do or what they should learn. We would allow present moment life reveal what lessons to bring forth and through storytelling, deep inquiry, and experience, allow them to discover their own truth and absorb lessons they identify with so they own it.
This isn't knowledge you learn, it's wisdom you become
Learn Art of Inquiry & Discovering Your
Discover how to ask the right questions
Learn how to break free from limiting beliefs and what other people may project onto you
How to own one's truth
Discover your potential and access your gifts to live your potential
How to navigate your unique path in life with confidence
How to spot and bypass common obstacles
Learn Principles of Ayurveda, Meditation & Mindfulness
Gain the upper hand on life! Learn what every adult wish they learned when they were young!
Discover your unique body-mind type called a Dosha which empowers you to understand your strengths and limitations and how to maximize your strengths!
Discover the common pitfalls for your Dosha and how to keep the upper hand!
Discover the specific "why's" of other people's characteristics, motivators, and mental-emotional makeups
Learn how to nourish your vision of yourself and the life you wish to live and how to honor it.
Learn How To Manage Emotions, Mind, & Impulses
The #1 way we give our power away and experience struggle is when we allow our mind, emotions and impulses hijack us.
It's shown those who know how to manage them have greater control of their life and get more of what they want in life.
We meet outside amongst the elements of nature and allow
Her to be our classroom
Our youth mentoring happens outside regardless of weather except extremes of course. These are all public parks.
During our mentorships, we typically will walk or hike or create a fire together using primitive fire methods.
We use storytelling, nature connection, and deep inquiry to draw the lessons into life so they become a real tangible experience that becomes apart of them.
Every youth has a unique journey and we allow the youth's journey guide us in our mentoring. What this means is we don't create structured lessons. These mentorships are designed to provide the youth support, knowledge, and guidance as their life dictates.
In this way we break free from the modern way of projecting ideas onto our youth and instead provide a genuine experience that empowers our youth.