Coyote Mentoring

Two events in October – an Interactive Talk on Oct 5 and a Full Immersion Day Oct 6

Deep Nature Connection: Impacts and Implications

An interactive talk featuring a combination of lecture, discussion, and a question and answer period. With Nate Summers and Karen Joy Fletcher.

Friday, October 5, 2018. 6:00pm-7:30pm

Suggested Donation: $10-$15. No pre-registration required. Ages: 16+

Location: Education Trailer at Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. (see below for directions) 

As we face a world more and more plugged-in, and we raise the first generation of kids who have grown up with screen time, it is more important than ever to look at what regular immersive time in nature does to us and for us!  In this interactive talk featuring a combination of lecture, discussion, and question and answer, we will look at what happens to our brain, body, and emotions when connected to nature.  Using recent scientific evidence as well as anecdotes from the world of deep nature connection schools, we will unlock our connection to nature at a biological and social level. Come and find out why nature is so important for children, adults, and communities alike!  Also, we will discuss how to build deep quality nature time into hectic schedules or in urban settings!


Coyote Mentoring Immersion Day

A full day, experiential workshop on nature-based mentoring

Saturday, October 6, 2018. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver. Education Trailer. Directions below.
Cost: $105 + tax

REGISTER HERE – Registration is required as space is limited. Select “General Registration 2018-19” Adult Programs

Join Nate Summers, Karen Joy Fletcher, and the Soaring Eagle Nature School staff in this one-day natural mentoring experience!  Learn power tools of coyote mentoring passed on through generations of teachers, mentors, and storytellers in many indigenous communities.  How do we unlock our children’s natural gifts and passions?  How do we develop independent motivated self-learners?  How did past societies transmit encyclopedic levels of knowledge about plants, animals, trees, and the environment from generation to generation without books, computers, or cellphones?  Unlock powerful teaching and mentoring tools for yourself, your family, and your community.  This class is for everyone, and teachers, educators, coaches, outdoor educators, naturalists, parents, and mentors may find it particularly helpful in the work they are doing!

Practical Details:
This workshop will be a combination of indoor and outdoor activities. Please come prepared, with rain gear and lots of layers, for all weather conditions. Bring lunch, snacks, water, and anything else you might need to keep yourself nourished throughout the day. This is an experiential workshop, so expect to move, play, question, and feel inspired.

Ages: 16+
Please register beforehand, as space is limited. REGISTER HERE
Nate Summers, M.Ac.- has been in the field of Deep Nature Connection and Natural Mentoring for over 20 years with a background in Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Natural Medicine.  He has taught and
directed at the Wilderness Awareness School where he started both the Anake Outdoor School and the
Anake Leadership Program.  Nate has also been in the field of natural medicine and Chinese medicine for over two decades.  He has a Masters of Acupuncture, practiced clinical Chinese medicine for over a decade, and has served as faculty at the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, the Asian Institute of Medical
Studies, and the Taoist Studies Institute.  Nate’s passion include ethnobotany, hunter-gatherer childhoods, natural movement, herbal medicine, internal martial arts, and systems of education and leadership that empower and create connection.  He helped found the Vashon Wilderness Program and Outdoor Connections, and has served as a naturalist for King County Parks and Seattle Parks and Rec.  He is the author of Infinite Awakenings.
Karen Joy Fletcher– Cultural anthropologist, writer and qigong instructor, Karen loves sharing her passions of qigong, dance and wilderness training with people around the world. She holds a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, is a personal student of ZY Qigong Grandmaster XuMingtang, and has trained and traveled with him at Shaolin Monastery in China and worldwide. She also speaks Mandarin Chinese, is a personal student of one of China’s Master Chinese Medicine doctors, Dr. Zhao Fuxue, and serves as his interpreter when in the U.S.   In addition, Karen has trained for years with Mick “the Barefoot Sensei” Dodge and offers unique qigong and Earthgym programs in the wilderness, city parks and at retreat centers, including Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon and Omega Institute in New York. Karen co-leads
stunning Qigong & Wilderness treks in Western China.

Directions to Location: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

Driving: From HWY 1, cross the Second Narrows Bridge. Take the Lillooet Exit. take Lillooet Road all the way to the top- over many speed bumps, and continue until the Rice Lake Gate. There is a parking lot at the top to the right. You’ll see the permanent trailer.

Public Transit, bus 228 stops at Underwood Ave at Evelyn Street. Walk past the cafe and North-east on Rice Lake Road. This heads down and across the suspension bridge over the canyon. Head up the other side and you will find the Gazebo. Keep walking past the bathrooms to the trailer. The walk is approx 15 minutes.