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Nature Knows Studio:

Sirius Cove, Sydney, Australia

Offerings also in Aotearoa/ NZ and the U.S.A

 

AUS (+61) 497 818 224

NZ (+64) 275 566 890

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OUR TEAM - Workshops, Quests, Trainings

Nature is our primary guide and teacher

    

However, we also have an incredible team of professionals. Passionate people who live rites of passage and transformation whole-heartedly and relentlessly.

 

Many are experts in their field - be it relationships, communication, neuropsychology, ecopsychology, developmental psychology, trauma, deep ecology, the practice of council, somatic work - or indigenous elders sharing the original pathway of nature as home and family, and nature as Self.

 

Each team is created specifically for the journey we embark on together.

 

If you are interested in collaborating with us subscribe to the newsletter and connect.

Oceania Team

Clio Doughty

Administrator, Facilitator

Clio is a weaver of connection, nature, community and self, sewing the thread of earth based practices through her hope to unite our inner and outer nature. Most days she brings her gentle playfulness to working with children and youth in schools and community wellbeing programs with movement, eco art and play therapy. Some days she weaves her magic into administrative tasks, web design and photography.

Jackie Harvey

Māori Healing Practitioner

Hera Holtom

Māori Healing Practitioner

Eshana Bragg

Ecopsychologist, Facilitator, PhD.

Eshana designs and facilitates experiences that connect people to nature and each other, while empowering them to take positive action for the world around them. She is passionate about about the synergy between personal and planetary healing; and ensuring that young adults have the psychological and change-making tools needed to navigate this extraordinary moment in the planet’s history. Eshana has a PhD in ecopsychology, is a social researcher and senior university lecturer, and has 25 years experience facilitating deep ecology workshops. Since 1997, she has integrated nature connection, community empowerment, and collaborated with Aboriginal custodians in her consultancy work with Sustainable Futures Australia. Based near Byron Bay, she is co-founder of Foresthaven retreat and learning centre, and co-creator of The Joyality Program.

Sally McKinnon

Soul Surfing Coach, Facilitator

Sally is a soul surfer of life, diving into experiences that nourish an open heart, playfulness and peace. Sally has a PhD in Adult Learning and a Masters in Social Ecology. She spent 24 years as a professional environmental educator and protector, and as Co-founder and Executive Officer of the Ethos Foundation, a sustainability adult learning organization that hosted the groundbreaking Courageous Conversations. As a qualified instructor in surfing, yoga, and fitness, she facilitates workshops and retreats that offer SoulSurfing, stillness and movement practices. Sally is the author of “The Dharma of Surfing: Wisdom from the Water for Life” (2016) and “Surf Yoga” DVD.

Hirini Reedy Aio Koa (Ngati Porou)

Facilitator, Mentor

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International Team

Fabi Vlchek

Equine Therapist, Facilitator

Mahalo Aina Santuary, Hawaii

Tiffany Higgins

Experiential Facilitator, Coach, MS. USA

Tiffany is a masterful and creative experiential facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience providing positive personal and professional development experiences to clients in community, business, university, therapeutic, and youth- and school-based programs. She incorporates experiential activities including those of physical, body-centered, mindfulness, artistic and nature-based. With these vehicles she is skillful at meeting the needs of different styles of awareness, growth and healing. "What's most meaningful for me about facilitating is trusting we each have inner wisdom that guides us. Once we reacquaint with this wisdom the practice that we create together is listening, finding strength where it truly lies and delighting in the connection, love, and presence that follows."

Suraj Khalsa

Teacher and Facilitator, Asia and Israel

Suraj has been practicing meditation and healing for over 40 years. She is a Kundalini Yoga KRI Lead Teacher & Trainer, President and Co-founder of Ramadasa, center for the study of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in China and Asia Pacific. She developed the Awakened Women series of teachings, combining evolving science, eastern and western philosophy, yoga, transpersonal psychology, and her passion about the women's journey. She trains teachers and mentors in many countries. Her teaching is distilled from her own life experience and journey of healing and awakening.

Josie Fenton

Wilderness Therapist and Coach, USA

Josie believes that a deep connection with the natural world is inherently restorative for the human psyche. She is passionate about enabling change through helping her clients to engage with both inner and outer nature. Originally from Belgium, her innovative nature-based approach to coaching has reached team leaders at the European Commission, business managers, mental health workers and NGO employees in Europe. She has a Masters in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University, an MS in Mathematics and Astronomy, and is certified as a Boas Professional Coach (International Coach Federation).

Oakley Ogden

Therapist, Facilitator, USA

Michelle Katz

Rite of Passage Facilitator and Therapist, USA

Michelle is a therapist with a MA in Counseling, focused on rites of passage.  Her passion and calling is to live life as a ceremony. She integrates human development, family systems, empathy, attachment and attunement with body-centered therapy, art, and mindfulness.  She brings a wealth of knowledge from Jungian psychology, Gestalt therapy, Wilderness guiding, Council practices, Yoga and Linguistics.  You can find her in high desert nature of Santa Fe, New Mexico, running around the mesa tops and arroyos with her dog.

Dani Kraftchuk

Youth Resource Creator, Facilitator, Canada

Yvan Rytz

Council Trainer and Facilitator, Rite of Passage Guide, Europe

Susie Kincade

Wilderness Guide and Facilitator

Susie is a transformational guide dedicated to empowering women and girls through nature. She supports their discovery, self-sufficiency, confidence and connection. In Susie’s former life she was an aspiring Olympic diver and the first woman ever to compete on an NCAA mens collegiate athlete team. Susie runs Womens Empowerment Workshop (since 2009), is an avid adventurer, trained ceremonialist, certified nature-connected coach, and mentor to guides in training.

Lizzy Slatt

Therapist, Adventure Therapist, Facilitator, USA

Inspired by her early love of camping and ropes courses, Lizzy has spent 20-years incorporating healing within experiential and nature-based settings. She integrates mindfulness, strength-based approaches, systems theory and social justice frameworks. She has specialised in working with trauma, including survivors of abuse and veterans, anxiety, depression, relationship work and self-esteem. She’s a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work, as well as a certified EMDR practitioner and consultant-in-training. Lizzy brings a creative and big-hearted approach of play to her facilitation! She's deeply grateful for Ollie, her dog, who works alongside her as co-therapist.

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