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  • Mentoring
  • Rites of Passage
  • Gratitude
  • Storytelling
  • Village Building
  • Natural Cycles
  • Music and Singing
  • Peacemaking
  • ​Grief Tending

Do you feel the call of the wild but can't currently fit this into your life?  Financially support someone in need and stay connected to the program while empowering the next generation of Wild Leaders.

  • Animal Tracking 
  • Bird Language
  • Craft Making
  • Tending the Wild
  • Wild Edibles
  • Survival Shelters
  • Primitive Fire-making
  • Wilderness Navigation
  • Routine of Invisibility

Calling all protectors, stewards, warriors, caregivers, and keepers of the earth!

In the spirit of mentoring and lineage we feel called to acknowledge a few of the powerful mentors and teachers we have learned from on our collective journey.  You have shaped us. We are forever indebted to you: Frank Cook, Jon Young, Joanna Macy, Sobonfu Somé, Tamarack Song, Mark Morey, Evan Witt Mcgown, Seven Song, Juliette Blankenspoor, Steve Torma, Sangoma Oludoye, Steven Snowbear Taylor, Nancy Basket, and many more.

  • Inner Tracking
  • Social Justice
  • Non-violent Communication
  • Group Facilitation
  • Team Building
  • Power Dynamics
  • Container Building
  • 4 R's of Transformation
  • Dealing with Conflict


Dates:  A full day and evening, Tuesdays, September 12th, 2017 through June 5th, 2018.  Plus fall  and spring weekend wilderness adventures.

Location:  From our base camp in the greater Asheville area we will venture out to explore a variety of beautiful forests and ecosystems throughout the year.

A Journey into Deep Nature Connection, Culture Design, & Authentic Leadership

Packed with 30 weeks of earth-centered, carefully crafted, experiential & relational learning, this program will empower you to become a potent, connected leader for positive change in our world.


Wild Leaders is a collaborative project with  the School of Integrated Living and Astounding Earth

Contact us at WildLeaders@gmail.com

We are training a new generation of nature-connected leaders capable of responding to the unknown challenges that lay before us.

For a full day each week we will turn off our phones and computers and live close to the land.  Following the cycles of nature, we'll connect with the earth, with ourselves, and with other supportive, passionate humans.

An entire day of connection, once a week.  In the morning we will gather, sharing gratitude and focusing our minds and hearts on the tasks of the day.  We will work,  play,  create,  sing,  share,  laugh,  explore,  learn skills, and relate with each other and the land.  The trees, trails  and streams themselves will be our teachers.  As the sun is high above we will follow the animals' lead into a state of rest and introspection.  In the evening around the fire we will greet the darkness, share food, and tell stories intended to inspire, teach, and motivate.

Have you been hearing the call of the wild?  

Are you excited to be a leader in positive change? 

Are you ready to join with others on this astounding journey?

Your in-depth journey to becoming a Wild Leader includes:


Led by  Luke Cannon,  Sara Callaway,  Michael Ismerio, NikiAnne Feinberg  &  Clint Corley

w/ many other guest instructors

Wild Leaders

Adult Immersion