Children will experience the therapeutic, magical, and educational aspects of nature while they become more present and joyful
We support children to:
- Connect deeply with the natural world
- Learn earth skills such as rattle making, plant potion making, and natural dying
- Find their inner truth
- Learn skills for stress management
- Focus their minds
- Become more compassionate
- Form meaningful relationships with peers and mentors
- Potion making with local wild plants
- Care and study of magical creatures activities
- Developing intuitive powers
- Learning the art of transfiguration into local and mythic animals
- Cultivating gratitude
- Practicing mindfulness
- Developing the “Mind’s Eye”
- Crystal programming
- Sacred art
- Earth skills
- Nature games
- Cultivating compassion
- Earth-based ceremonies
- Making a rattle (1st year) Adorning their rattle (second year) Painting their rattle (third year)
The other day, my kids were arguing with one another and my daughter said, “I’m going to go sit in my sit spot to calm down.” I cannot imagine a better gift for our children than the realization that they have the tools to solve their problems by going within. Thank you for your amazing teachings!
Your programs have changed my son’s life in very powerful ways. He learned to embrace his uniqueness! I saw him grow into a more confident young man that is more in touch with himself on a spiritual level and with nature. He learned to be quiet within himself and for him that has been profound!
– Jenny K, June, 2015
Welcome to the Wildheart 8-Month School of Wizardry! If you have witnessed positive growth as the result of your child participating in our programs and want to dive deeper, Sacred Arts is the perfect next step. We can accomplish a lot in a short span of time like a day or a week, but when we work with families over a series of months we begin to see more holistic integration and lasting transformations. Our goal is for students to resonate with the harmonizing forces of nature so they they become happier, kinder, in tune with their surroundings, and more capable of managing stress. We use wizardry and magic as tools to spark their interest and encourage them to expand their view of what is possible for their lives.
Newborns arrive into this world with a purity and clarity so intense that it spontaneously opens our hearts to divine joy when looking into their eyes. As they grow older, this clarity begins to fade as they develop a healthy sense of who they are and begin to define the world they are perceiving. Unfortunately, a barrage of societal influences is more than ready to meet our young ones and begin telling them what reality is, and what it is not. Children are faced with reconciling their inner experience with what is being presented to them by the media, modern education, religion, and social agendas. This often leads them to the choice of deciding which reality to believe, and which to discard. At Wildheart, there is nothing more important to us than returning the power and clarity to children’s eyes. Combining the powerful therapeutic benefits of nature and mindfulness creates a potent setting for a powerful transformation to occur. Fortunately, kids are usually much more open to returning to their inner truths and require far less complex instruction.
This is precisely why nature can have such a profound impact: merely being in a natural environment brings children (and adults) into their own natural state. In this program we will be guiding children into their hearts and back to the place of pure truth that they arrived to this world so clearly within. Our topics will include mindfulness, nature awareness, sacred art, singing, cultivating compassion, earth-based ceremonies, and more. We do this with the aid of laughter, joy and reverence in our hearts. Additionally, each class will be guided by the children and we will modify the curriculum according to the group and its needs. For children who already have a strong background in spiritual pursuits, or have been speaking of angels, auras, faeries, etc. for some time, we will support them in their gifts and allow them to flourish with these insights. Parent involvement will be an important part of the process as each month we will offer follow-up activities for families to complete together. These activities will not take very much time but they will serve as tools to integrate the learning at home.
We are aware of the diverse religious backgrounds of the Central Oregon community and will maintain a strong integrity in being respectful to each family’s beliefs and values. Instead of forcing any world view onto our students, we will encourage them to take what works and feels good and leave behind what does not. Some of our topics will include symbols that are universal metaphors for Spirit. For example, we will be using circles to draw sacred mandalas, and we will explain several different traditional perspectives on why circles are considered sacred and special. We will then encourage the children to discover if there is something special about circles to themselves, and support them in revealing their own truth. Thus, we are not promoting any one perspective over another, but rather presenting a broad range of practices that lead to an internal inquiry of Self. All children, regardless of background, are welcome to join us and share their experiences.
2017/18 Schedule – Program is over half full
2017 Spring schedule: May 7th at Dillon Falls and May 21st at Tumalo Ranch (Parents invited to join for our last hour 2pm – 3pm)
We will meet the third Sunday of each month* October 2017 – May 2018 from 10am – 3pm. There will be simple follow-up activities to do between classes.
Parents are invited to join for the first hour of our first class on October 15th as well as the last hour of our last class on May 20th.
October 15th – Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
November 19th – Skyliner Lodge
December 17th – Skyliner Lodge
January 21st – Skyliner Lodge
February 18th – Skyliner Lodge
March 18th – Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
April 15 – Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
May 20th – Skyliner Lodge
$377 Early Bird through September 1st / $397 After September 1st
Payment Plans are available through our registration system. Sibling and Multi-Session Discounts Apply!