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Natural Families Network

Together, we can create a joyful connected life for our families and the future generations...

A long time ago, our collective ancestors lived in small hunter-gatherer groups deeply interconnected with each other and the natural world around them. Among today's remaining hunter-gatherers, this multi-generational and multi-species support network evolved over millennia still grows healthy, autonomous and helpful children who are a pure joy to be around.

Our physiology still requires these optimal growing conditions to reach our full potential as human beings. Yet, modern society has normalized the degradation of our physical, emotional and mental health.

It can hard to hold strong to our values and raise our children the way our natural instinct guides us to without relegating them to a system that doesn't support their true health and happiness.

 

This is why we created the Natural Families Network. We offer support and guidance for an unschooling journey with deep nature connection, village building and conscious parenting at the centre.

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You Will:

  • Grow meaningful relationships to the more than human world together with your children

  • Learn to apply effective routines of nature connection in a way that works for busy parents

  • Learn to apply a time-tested cultural map to build nature-connected community where you live

  • Empower yourself and your family to live a deeply connected natural life

  • Build long lasting connections with others on the same path who care deeply about our children and the Earth

How It Works

This online community is intentionally integrated with the Core Mentoring and Holistic Naturalist and Tracker Training through the all members monthly zoom call and a common sharing space for nature stories. This is done in an effort to close the gap between parents and adults without kids. This is a mutually beneficial...

 

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About Kristyna & Arnaud

Arnaud brings his lineage and 20 years experience in deep nature connection and culture repair, you can read more about him on the About page.

Kristyna is a holistic postpartum care practitioner with a natural gift for energy healing. She is deeply exploring the field of pre and perinatal psychology. She gave birth to their son at home naturally and takes the sacred duty of being a mother with..

TO BE COMPLETED      Kristyna was on her way to becoming a midwife when she realized what was offered through the medical system had very little to do with the powerful and important role played by traditional midwives. Her quest is to ensure babies are born into belonging and connection, her mission is to help parents with the repair and preparation necessary to create the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions for this to happen.

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I felt a real desire for longterm mentorship community and I am so happy I followed the call to join! The missions allow me to find and follow my authentic curiosities. I feel a sense of belonging to the community because we share common values, interests and the same delight in the wonders of life on Earth.

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This is likely a good fit for you if...

  • You want more for your children's nature connection than just dropping them off at a nature program, you want nature connection to be part of your family's everyday life

  • You've always wanted to go on the deep nature connection journey yourself but feel like you can't do it while being a parent

  • You feel like you've given up on your own nature connection journey since becoming a parent

  • You want your children to eat real wholesome food that helps them thrive

  • You want to parent in a gentle loving way

  • You don't want to hand your children over to be raised by a disconnective system

  • You know deep in your heart and soul that there's a better way to raise children than what passes as “normal” in today's society

  • You want babies to be born into connection and belonging

  • You feel that the health and happiness of mothers is essential to the health and happiness of a whole culture

This is not likely a good fit for you if....

  • You don’t have enough time to engage in at least some of the practices, calls and discussions.

  • You don’t have the ability or desire to access the online platform. We do offer a local family program, check out our In Person Events page for more information.

  • You believe that only people from certain cultural backgrounds can connect to Earth and celebrate life through ceremony.

Natural Families Network

What's Included:

  • 1 Monthly 1.5 hr Zoom connection calls with the community facilitated by Kristyna and/or Arnaud

  • Monthly Zoom call with the whole Connection Pathways community facilitated by Arnaud where you will interact with members of the Core Mentoring and Holistic Naturalist and Tracker Training communities.

  • Monthly nature connection missions for parents and kids

  • Inner tracking and holistic life design tools for the parents

  • Online spaces to share your stories and challenges with a community of like minded parents

  • Guest teachers and presenters for a wide range of topics related to parenting, nature connection, unschooling, village building, culture repair, healing, and more...

  • A curated resource bank for unschooling, conscious parenting and natural living

  • Access to the collective intelligence of a network of deeply committed nature-connected parents

  • Access to the All members section of the Connection Pathways community which includes a space to share nature stories and weekly natural mysteries

Curriculum Includes:

  • Holistic Wildlife Tracking

  • Bird Language

  • Edible & Medicinal Plants

  • Ancestral Skills (e.g. Friction fire, basketry, shelter building, etc.)

  • Inner Tracking

  • Renewal of Creative Path

  • Village Building

  • Cultural Mentoring

  • Cultural Repair and Regenerative Design

  • Developing personal connection to Spirit

  • Accessing the healing powers of Nature

  • Pre and perinatal psychology

  • Attachment Parenting

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I felt a real desire for longterm mentorship community and I am so happy I followed the call to join! The missions allow me to find and follow my authentic curiosities. I feel a sense of belonging to the community because we share common values, interests and the same delight in the wonders of life on Earth.

Investment
Monthly Membership $45.00  +HST

Membership renews automatically each month unless cancelled.   No year long committment required.

Pay up front for 10 months and receive 2 months free!

A savings of $90 (16.7%)

Unschooling

There are probably as many definitions of unschooling as there are unschoolers. For us, unschooling is just that... no school!

 

It is not about staying home and trying to do public school. There is no attachment to any particular agenda or outcome besides helping the children grow to become the full expression of their natural selves. We believe nature connection

 

Our approach isn't child centred in the sense that the adults lives revolve around what the children are doing, we take the hunter-gatherer approach where the adults do what they do and the children are always with them.

 

The key however, is for our lives to involve activities that bring us to our natural selves in connection with the Earth.

 

Our approach is child centred in the sense that we are always attentive to the children and their true needs. We stand strong with our inner knowing that children belong with their families, in nature and in community.

Nature Connection and Natural Living

Connection to the natural world, for us, is not just a hobby that feels good on the weekends, it is a birthright that is essential to the healthy development of all human beings. We believe in starting early with our children and that all adults must embark on the journey no matter how old they start at, it's never too late!

 

On one hand, we see natural living as doing our very best to provide for our basic needs with the least amount of industrial interference possible. Some examples include shopping at the farmer's market, getting our lumber from a local mill that supports sustainable harvest or using herbs instead of pharmaceuticals. We are also aware of the time it will take for humans to return to balance with the Earth and that we can't do it all at once. The question we ask is: What is the best we can do right now? The answer will be different for each family and individual.

 

The other aspect of natural living that is highly important to us is more of a spiritual practice. The pace of modern life is anything but natural. It has become normalized to be stressed, busy, overwhelmed and overworked. Being busy has become a badge of honour. It is “normal” to let strangers raise our kids while we use stimulants to override our bodies in the pursuit of money to pay for things we have been told we need. We are aware of privilege in the world and that there a lot of people who's circumstances don't allow many options, however most of us have more choice that we may think. Most me people in the modern world need to slooooooow down. Natural living is about learning from the animals and living with a peaceful relaxed state as a baseline. To do this in the modern world we really need to create space in our lives. We ask ourselves these questions constantly: What's really important to us? What do we really need?

Village Building and Culture Repair

It takes a village to raise a child. Again, the structures of society have failed us. Our villages we closer to circles, they blended with their natural surroundings. Now, we live in lifeless grids imposed upon the landscape with bulldozers and dynamite that are designed for people to fuel the needs of industry. Our communities have become fragmented and nearly non-existent. There's a lot of movement in the western world towards intentional community, why do these projects have a 95% failure rate? We see two reasons: Historic Trauma and Capitalism (which was essentially born from Historic Trauma). People come together in co-located situations with ideals of building a community then they bump against the structures such as land ownership and capital investment which create power dynamics. Then add to the mix that we all carry so many unconscious disconnective patterns from thousands of years of unprocessed ancestral grief and trauma. Well, enough said...

 

We don't claim to have all the answers to getting ourselves out of this mess and living together again but through our lineage and personal experience we have some guidance as to what might be good practices for the time we live in. We are not putting the roof on the house, we are merely staking out the foundation. To us, this means bringing the natural world back into the forefront of our lives, healing our unprocessed trauma and learning to regulate our nervous systems. Village building today means aligning schedules with people who share values and sharing simple connective activities together.

Thanks for your inquiry.  We will be in touch within 1 - 2 business days.

CONTACT

The call to this path is often deeply felt yet it can be hard to explain or rationalize. If you are feeling a pull and still have some questions, feel free to contact us.

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