I am very excited to announce our Winter Break Journeys in the Na'au, Deep Nature Connection Community Offering, that celebrates the elements and our relationship with them. For a limited time, we will be offering a 20% discount to families who sign up by the end of the weekend (the offer ends at midnight on Sunday, 12/17). The details are as follows:
"Bring your children to the forest! We promise to send them home happy, tired, dirty and fulfilled. If you live on the Big Island, check us out! We are bringing ancient perspectives and skills forward into the modern world and putting them in the hands and hearts of children in a beautiful, private forest setting. Join us as we reconnect to the earth together!"-Paolo Morgan
Connecting with Ancestors through the Ancient Skills of the Earth Workshop Series: December 19, 21 & 22 (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Fire ~Ignite your Inner Flame~
During this workshop, we will be connecting with the element of Fire from the perspective of our ancestors. The participants will have a chance to awaken their senses by seeing a friction fire and Hawaiian fire building techniques and tasting local food cooked through ancient cooking techniques. They will have a chance to go wandering through the sacred cloud forest to find fire building materials and make tinder bundles to ignite their passion for building fires like our ancestors. Woven into the daily activities will be storytelling, giving thanks, sit spots, fort and fairy house building, awareness games and spontaneous adventures.
Earth ~Drop into Nature ~Empowering the Next Generation of Caretakers of the Earth~
During this workshop, we will be connecting with the element of Earth from the perspective of our ancestors. The participants will have a chance to awaken their senses by connecting further to the aina by learning knowledge of place, being introduced to the art of tracking and being empowered through storytelling, awe, and reverence to be the next generation of Caretakers of the Earth. Woven into the daily activities will be storytelling, giving thanks, sit spots, fort and fairy house building, awareness games and spontaneous adventures.
Open Earth Skills Day~
Due to popular demand, we have added another day! On Friday, December 22 we will be offering a custom Earth Skills Workshop. We will build the workshop around the participants and their interests. Please sign up ASAP to reserve your spot and make sure to include your passion when it comes to Earth Skills, Nature & Cultural Mentoring.
Location: The Kaloko Cloud Forest
Dates: December 19, 21 & 22 (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Times: 9:00 - 3:00 pm
Mentors and Specialists: Mariah Mann & Paolo Morgan
Ages: School-aged children (1st - 8th Grade), adults and families. Younger children are welcome accompanied by an adult
Pricing: Full day workshops are $100 per person
Note: Food is not included. Please bring a lunch and snacks.
Additional Activities: Nature Mentoring, Core Routines of Nature Connection (some examples are Sit Spot, Wandering/Adventuring, Animal Form Games, Storytelling, Thanksgiving), Sensory Awareness Activities, Cultural Mentoring (chants, songs, protocol, knowledge of place) and Earth Skills.
To register click on the Book Online page or for more information email me at I look forward to connecting with you and your ohana! Mahalo
The joy my son expresses on a Journey day is worth a hundred 5 star review. Mariah's ease with nature, children, and Hawaiian culture is organic. I am thankful for the lessons and teachings she shares, and the unique opportunity she provides to enhance my child's daily life through nature mentoring. (P.S. always send extra extra pants. For real!) - Anna
"Thanks for such a great camp! My daughter had a lot of fun, felt really safe even when trying new things and learned a lot! We so look forward to having her get to return for a full week once she is a bit older. Invaluable skills!"- Corinne M De Soto, ND, MS Naturopathic Family Medicine
Leah and Franz had a magical experience during fall break camp at Journeys in the Na'au Deep Nature Connection. Franz told me at the end of the first day that “It was great!” Thank you Mariah for giving our children such a beautiful, fun, enriching week in nature.
We will absolutely be back!- Alysa