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Join us at Iluka bluff Bush School where we encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long-term, educational approach incorporating community building, outdoor play, and learning in a bush environment.
We believe that when human development is put first, academic, artistic, and vocational successes arise seemingly without effort.
Our sessions are held every Thursday during term time February 3rd till April 7th and run from 9:30 till 2:30.
During the last term of 2021, we delivered sessions that had a flow of; 9:30 till 10 to gather in a relaxed way. 10:00 welcome circle. Morning of nature, sensory awareness activities, free play, lunch, after lunch, bushcraft, free play. We gathered with people from newborns to elders of all ages playing and learning together. We also recognise the need for age-appropriate activities and we held this space in a variety of ways during the day.
Iluka Nature and Soul
"Sharing the knowledge"
I wish to acknowledge that I live on Yaegl land and Iluka nature and soul works on Yaegl land.
Our business is pro choice and is non-descrimitatory
Iluka has always been my home, though if I count the days, I may well find more days away than at home.
First schooling, wilderness guiding then sailing the world, raising a family, home school Dad, TAFE teacher and finally three years in England studying and living with indigenous wisdoms and practices.
During those many years of adventure, I could feel something was still missing, a peaceful feeling and one of being connected to my true self, connected to others and connected to nature. I did not know these feelings were in easy reach. I was gifted with some of the techniques to start on this path of connection. Later, I was asked to share them.
So, I am inviting you to allow me to share these techniques with you
Practicing these techniques allows me to find a profound sense of acceptance, purpose and joy. After many years, much wondering, ups and downs, these ancient ways have led me to find my place, find my soul.
“By soul, I mean a things ultimate place in the world…….by place, I mean not a geographical location, but the role, function, station or stations a thing has in relation to other things. How that thing fits into the world.”
Bill Plotkin, nature and the human soul 2008
Nature therapy, sometimes referred to as ecotherapy, describes a broad group of techniques or treatments that use an individual's presence within nature with the intention of improving an individual's mental and/or physical health
Children and Families
To allow participants to
Connect to themselves
Connect to others
Connect to the natural world
What we do we do for future generations
We are being told "let's get back to normal", though, for me, normal had something missing.
Missing for me was a time for connecting to nature
Missing for me was sharing my thoughts without fear of ridicule.
Missing for me was an opportunity to de-stress, relax and lean into "who am I "
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