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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fine print:
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!