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WILD WALKS: Autumn Term Feb 7 - May 16 2022

NEW OFFERING FOR BYRON SHIRE RESIDENTS - WILD WALKS WEEKLY NATURE GROUP
Want some more meaningful nature-time during your week? 
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Do you want to learn more about wild bushfoods, wildlife, nature connection practices, the seasonal calendar, geology, bushcraft, terrestrial & marine ecology... plus journey through your inner landscape? 
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Join us on our weekly nature walks and discover the wild within.
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Welcome to Wild Walks!
COMMUNITY <-> ECOLOGY
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This is a gentle introduction to deep nature connection and to the many ecological systems of the Byron Bay area through walkin' and talkin' about wild foods, ecology, nature connection practices, bushcraft, wildlife and much more. It will introduce you to the magic of walking with like-minded humans, the art of slow travel, the power of deep nature connection, and will immerse you in wild nature and the flow of our oceanside home.

Walking through these stunning coastal landscapes of the Byron Shire on Arakwal land will activate your strength, your inner child, your connection to Country and your personal power as a wild human.

 

Join us for our first Wild Walks Autumn Term: MONDAY AFTERNOONS 4.30pm - Sunset ~6pm from 7th Feb '22 - 16th May '22 (8 weekly sessions total with 2x  break weeks)

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As a human animal, you need wild adventures to really ignite your inner fire and strength! Bushwalking is the BEST way to get this fix. And, of course, it's so, so good for your mental and physical health! So let's get walking.

There’s nothing like two (three?) years of never ending crises to challenge your vitality and passion for life. NOW is the time to bring your inner wild back online in a meaningful way, every week. Simply by walking.

We can take you there! The northern NSW Bundjalung coastlines are epic, beautiful lands that offer raw nature and the real Australian coastal experience (not to mention, some of the best beaches in the world)! Your Guide, Ecologist and Nature Connection Mentor Caitlin Weatherstone grew up along these coastlines and has a deep relationship with her ecological allies. Caitlin is an expert naturalist and wilderness hiker and is passionate about the natural world. She will show you her favourite wild bushfoods, useful plants (for weaving and other bushcrafts), wildlife friends, and her favourite (secret) wild places in the Shire to walk, explore, skip, frolick and swim.

The weekly Wild Walks sessions will take you on a body-based journey that will completely transform your awareness of nature and ignite powerful flow. You will have the chance to switch off (hello, digital detox for the afternoon!), walk away for the afternoon with just a small pack, with a small group of like-minded humans and slip into the rhythm of the eco-systems we journey through. 

Above all else, these weekly walks will be wildly simple and fun and drop you into your state of childlike wonder and awe at the beauty at our back doors.

These Byron ecosystems are full of surprises; rocky headlands, grassy hills, calm bays, hidden caves, lush forests, coastal wildlife in abundance, remnants of aboriginal middens and refreshing waterholes to dive into. The special features and diversity of this land makes for exceptional hiking and adventure experiences. Not to mention - it's humpback whale season! So expect to see dozens of our oceanic ancestors cruising north on their way to the tropics from Antarctica.


Sign up for the full 8 week term, 4 week half term or just drop in casually!! 

Below is everything you need to know to make your decision. 

Spots are limited! Term 1 Autumn will run from Mon 7th Feb - Mon 16th May 2022. 8x weekly sessions with 2x  wk breaks. Babes in arms (free) and Children over 7 years old welcome with an adult (half price).

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ALL ABOUT THE WILD WALKS PROGRAM


These weekly Wild Walks sessions creatively weave together transformational nature connection practices, ecological and geological sciences, nature healing, community, bushcraft, local knowledge, hiking/ bushwalking and fun! 


What's Included:

  • A truly unique tour of the Byron region with an expert guide
  • Wilderness survival skills (i.e. wild awareness, tracking, basket weaving, bushcrafts, primitive fire making, bird language and wild food identification)
  • Sensory and self-awareness skills (i.e. sit spots, dingo walking and journalling)
  • Deep immersion into coastal NSW life, including learning about its ecology, geology, history, culture and traditional owners
  • Experiencing the cycle of the seasons and learning about our unique seasonal calendar
  • Walking with like-minded humans in the stunning Byron Shire
  • Fully Guided and Supported mini-tour of the Byron area.
  • It's just like Bush School FOR ADULTS

All of these techniques are used for your personal empowerment, nature connection, cultural awareness and understanding, and they will elevate your experience of what it means to be a nature-connected human in our modern day world.


DATES & TIMES

TERM 1: AUTUMN goes from Mon 7th Feb - Mon 16th May 2022. It is run WEEKLY every Monday afternoon in the Byron area 4.30pm - 6pm sunset.

TERM 1 AUTUMN Locations. Exact meeting point TBA. Caitlin will message you every Friday about Monday's location, once you sign up!

1. Mon 7th Feb - BYRON BAY

2. Mon 14th Feb - BANGALOW

Mon 7th March - BREAK

3. Mon 14th March - BRUNSWICK HEADS

4. Mon 11th April - LENNOX HEAD

5. Mon 18th April - BROKEN HEAD

6. Mon 25th April - SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH

7. Mon 4th May - SUFFOLK PARK

Mon 9th May - BREAK

8. Mon 16th May - FEDERAL


YOUR INVESTMENT:

SINGLE ADULT/ or with baby in arms

FULL TERM PRICE: All 8 sessions Feb - Apr - $150 pp (inc. 2 sessions free)

HALF TERM PRICE: Any 4 sessions Feb - Apr - $75 pp (inc. 1 session free)

CASUAL DROP INS: Any session Feb - Apr - $25 pp

1x ADULT + 1x CHILD >7yo

FULL TERM PRICE: All 8 sessions Feb - Apr - $225 per pair (inc. 2 sessions free)

HALF TERM PRICE: Any 4 sessions Feb - Apr - $114 per pair (inc. 1 session free)

CASUAL DROP IN - Any session Feb - Apr - $38 per pair

 

Spots are limited to keep group sizes small.

Bookings can be made here on the Life Wild website www.lifewild.com.au or by emailing Caitlin dreams@lifewild.com.au.


    The fine print:

    • Adults with accompanying baby in arms or child over 7 years old - Apologies but we cannot cater for children between the age of ~1-6 due to the nature of the walks.
    • Fitness & Health - Must be of good health and moderate fitness level. Must be capable of hiking/ bushwalking <2 hours (<5kms) on varying sandy, gravel, slippery, grassy and rocky terrain with <5kgs pack weight.  Children must be independent walkers or in a carrier/sling on your body. Please discuss any mobility, injuries and physical needs with us before booking to see if the program will be suitable for you.
    • You will also be required to fill out a medical form before departure, including any allergies and health problems you experience, so that we can be aware of them.
    • Meeting point -This will change every week. You will be informed of our meeting point on the Monday, on the Fridays before.
    • Carpooling is encouraged, and I will set up a group chat (download Signal) to arrange
    • All travel to, food and supplies for the afternoon are solely your responsibility.
    • Pricing & Payments - Pricing is either for the full term (8 weeks), half term (4 weeks) or on a casual drop-in basis. We do not offer refunds if you change your mind or can't attend anymore. You can pay in cash on the day, or pre-book tickets on the website.
    • COVID-19 considerations - Being in small groups and outdoors only, we are unlikely to be affected by restrictions and are very low risk for COVID-19 spread. If our sessions have to be changed/ altered in response to covid-19 restrictions, you can transfer your tickets to another term program.
    • Cancellations due to sickness - In the week pre-sessions, if you experience any cold/flu symptoms you must not attend this session. Notify the organiser ASAP if you cannot attend. Your attendance at the next session will be at the discretion of the organiser and subject to a negative COVID-19 test (RAT or PCR or zero symptoms for 7 days).

     

    ABOUT WILD SEARCH AUSTRALIA and LIFE WILD

    Wild Search Australia was started by Wildlife Ecologist and Environmental Educator, Caitlin Weatherstone in 2018 in Byron Bay, NSW. They offer a range of products and services to help people connect with their wild including Australian made Natural Body Products, DIY and Plastic free Workshops, Rewilding and Nature Connection Workshops and Nature Connection mentoring services for adults and children. Caitlin has over 12 years experience in wilderness and remote hiking, tour guiding and ecological sciences. She recently purchased Life Wild, an online store for kind and sustainable wars for home and lifestyle and is in the process of combining all the great products and services of both businesses into one! 


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