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Reconnect your community to the land by learning your local ecology, sharing ecological knowledge and spreading mindful awareness practices that facilitate nature connection.

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What Is Eco-Mindfulness?

Cultivating eco-mindfulness involves intentionally tuning into your senses and studying the unifying patterns and interconnectedness of nature.

Here's a quick primer from our annual spring eco-mindfulness retreat at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

 

Rewild Yourself: The Healing Power of Nature

Discover how nature can solve our biggest problems and why learning directly from nature can help you grow and thrive in challenging times.

Watch our 30-minute webinar to learn how to "rewild" and heal your mind, body, and spirit while connecting people in your community with the interconnected ecology of Planet Earth.

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Experiential Learning In The Forest

Build habits and daily rituals for increasing nature connection and cultivating eco-mindfulness.

Our experiential learning program is designed to guide you through the process of developing your ecological knowledge and the confidence you need to teach and share eco-mindfulness anywhere.

The learning curriculum has grown out of doing educational nature retreats and forest ecology workshop experience for the last 4 years through Animist Ecology.

Follow our step-by-step habit formation frameworks to reverse the negative effects of sedentary living and strengthen nature connection in your life, family, and community.

Our belief is the forest is the classroom of the future and our mission is to train a new generation of nature connection teachers.

Education is either for domestication or liberation, and the most transformative knowledge is gained through learning experience that involve all of our senses.

To build a strong foundation to lead by example and teach groups through conversational storytelling, our Eco-Mindfulness training program starts with the process for mastering these 5 essential "keystone" habits:

1. Sensory Immersion Meditation:

This involves developing your 5 senses and exploring techniques to experience immersion in the aliveness and presence of your sensory world by going beyond the limited abstractions of language and thinking.

2. Embodied Movement

Improve your connection to the aliveness of your body's energy field and ground yourself in the living presence with embodied movement practices that can help release the chronic muscular tension that causes stress, anxiety and premature aging.

3. Natural Sleep Rhythms

Apply the power of morning and evening rituals to minimize the damage to your circadian rhythm from the blue light of screens and create simple habits to sleep deeper and wake up consistency feeling rested.

4. Wild Nutrition

Learn how to forage for edible plants and medicinal mushrooms and how you can domesticate and grow them sustainably in your garden or inside your home.

5. Nature Connection

Develop a stronger connection to your land by building the habit of studying the interconnected ecology of plants, trees, mushrooms, birds, and wildlife where you live.

It takes a lot of energy and enthusiasm to teach in a captivating way so these keystone habits are foundational for feeling and performing your best. 

The world needs teachers who can help facilitate the transformation toward an ecological civilization where people are connected again to ancestral ways rooted in the land.

Help people in your community "rewild" their mind, body and spirit through the power of daily habits and group rituals that can help empower this transformation.

How Our Eco-Mindfulness Training Program Works

The best way to teach is through experience and telling great stories from your learning journey. Become a great teacher and empower a tribe in a way that inspires action.

Video Modules

Watch step-by-step videos that guide you though the process of designing new habits and rituals that stick.

Accountability

Get a mentor and accountability partner through our online community to keep you accountable.

Online Support

Get your questions answered with online support through email and Messenger chat.

Habit Frameworks

Complete habit design assessments that follow proven frameworks for growing new habits.

Learn Anywhere

Use your smartphone as a learning tool and citizen science platform to explore your local ecosystem.

Webinars

Watch our regular webinars where we explore deeper into topics chosen by the community and seasonal changes.

About The Instructor

Kyle Pearce is from Vancouver, British Columbia and he has been designing and leading experiential learning adventures, nature immersion retreats, and forest ecology workshops through Animist Ecology since 2015.

He studied ancient and modern history at the University of Victoria and has spent the last decade traveling the world studying ancient civilizations, ecology and meditation with teachers from around the world. 

For the last 7 years, he has run an online learning website called DIY Genius helping people educate themselves using the Internet. He also teaches video-driven storytelling and host creative leadership retreats in the winter called Story Tribes.

He is passionate about experiential learning and taking learning beyond books, tests and lectures and back into the forest where people can learn through direct experience, conversation and group storytelling.

You will also be able to learn from our growing collection of webinars and interviews with ecological changemakers from different traditions found around the world.

The Eco-Mindfulness Curriculum:

Our focus is on experiential learning at your own pace. Build new habits and develop ecological knowledge by learning through all of your senses.

1. Habit Design

To transform your mind, body and spirit you must focus religiously on daily habits and rituals.

Habit design is the science of how to build habits that stick and it’s essential for helping your students get long-term results.

Learn by doing to establish the keystone habits that transform lives: meditation, exercise, nutrition, deep sleep and nature connection.

2. Edible Plants

Nature provides with each season what we need to flourish and nourish our bodies and minds.
 
You will learn how to identify edible and medicinal plants in your local forests, wetlands and grasslands.
 
With this knowledge, you can learn to sustainable grow these plant medicines and healing herbs at your home or in a community garden.

3. Medicinal Mushrooms

While most people know very little about fungi, fungal mycelium created the conditions for the evolution of terrestrial life and it plays a crucial role in regenerating soil.
 
Develop your knowledge of fungi as the decomposition and sustainably engine of nature and see how knowledge of mushrooms can help save the Planet.
 
You will learn how to identify important mushrooms in the forest and grow edible and medicinal mushrooms sustainably at home.

4. Wild Ecology

Trees and the birds and animals that call the forest home are very important because our relationship with trees has fundamentally our evolution.
 
Trees also provide the best solution to reversing climate change fast: rewilding native forests.
 
Learn ancient tree lore and how to identity and better understand the ecology of trees, animals and birds in your local forests.

5. Flow Psychology

Flow is the psychology optimal experience and involves learning how to trigger deep states of immersion when you’re learning, working and exploring.
 
Explore the power of flow states and consciousness hacking for understanding your major states of consciousness: normal waking consciousness, flow consciousness, the dream state and deep sleep.
 
Learn to use quantified self technologies in your practice to help people overcome mental obstacles and build transformative mindfulness practices.

6. Meditation Practices

While meditation is often associated with sitting meditation, eco-mindfulness involves tuning your senses and feelings into your environment.
 
It is best practices outside or inside your own meditation sanctuary surrounded by plants.
 
You will learn a variety of meditation and breathwork techniques that help to connect your body and mind with the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.

7. Embodied Movement

Learn how to use embodied movement methods to help the body relax and let go of tension and trauma.
 
Develop an understanding of how to use embodied movement to heal neck and back strain from bad posture and using laptops and smartphones.
 
Help people stay fit without going to the gym by teaching embodied movement practices outside in nature.

8. The Quadrivium

While lost to modern education, the Quadrivium was an essential part of the ancient liberal arts and was considered the foundation for the study of philosophy.
 
The quadrivium involves developing the senses and understanding the sacred design of the world through arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music.
 
Develop the perceptual skills essential for eco-mindfulness by understanding the sacred geometry and archetypical patterns found throughout nature.

Watch Our Growing Library of Educational Webinars

We regularly add new educational webinars. Here are some of our recent webinars added to our online webinar library.

1.Citizen Scientist and D.I.Y. Naturalist Training

2. Foraging For Wild Edible and Medicinals Plants In The Forest

3. Foraging For Choice Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms In The Forest

4. Flow Triggers: Achieving Focused States of Immersion

5. Growing Medicinal Mushrooms In Your Backyard and Inside

6. Ekstasis: Lost Ancient Wisdom, Mystery Rites and The History of Consciousness Exploration

Join A New Generation of Nature Connection Guides Teaching Through Group Experiences In The Forest

If you're invested in learning ecology and teaching it in your community then we will connect you with the people, knowledge and resources you need to thrive.

We are huge believers in not doing things alone but in relationship with other like-minded people.

That's what a tribe is, a community based around shared values, driven by a mission, and motivated by an inspiring vision of the future that can be built together.

We make the effort to match every participant in our online program with an accountability partner so you have someone else in the program to hold you accountable to building habits that stick and hosting your first nature workshop experiences in the forest.

Our experiential learning modules and habit formation frameworks are designed to help you build the knowledge and expertise you need to confidently teach outside by developing great stories and dynamic eco-mindfulness practices you can share with your community.

If you're committed to learning and sharing ecological knowledge with your community, we are here to support you along your journey.

Everyone who completes the main Eco-Mindfulness training modules and develops a strong foundation in the 8  areas list above for experiential learning will get personalized marketing support to sell out their first workshop.

You get coached through the process of effective copywriting to grab people's attention, event promotion tactics and how to target the right people who will be the most interested in learning from you.

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