Stories From Our Past Weaving A Vision For Our Future

Workshop with Jon Young from 8 Shields
February 24-25th, 10 am – 5 pm
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA
Pre-registration required


You are invited to two days of community-based learning with Jon Young in the beautiful setting of Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills — in collaboration with Exploring a Sense of Place, the Children in Nature Collaboration, and Hidden Villa.

This two-day gathering will inform the way we interact with the world around us in simple and profound ways. Collectively, stories from our past are ancient tools giving us a proven map for healthy, meaningful relationships, group unity, resilience and true connection, within the modern context of our lives.

Jon Young spent decades distilling practices to help us create a supportive environment — practices that can activate our brain and nervous system for deep connection, and help us to embrace and empower the best in ourselves and others. We can use these practices to effectively empower our community leadership, business team building, nature regeneration work, and a thriving family environment.

Our intention is to offer this inspiring map through stories — opening the doors to remembering what we already know inwardly — to enhance our relationships with ourselves, one another and the world around us.

“I have found Jon Young’s insights, into being more connected, deeply profound and insightful. They have literally impacted how I see and relate to people and other species, enriching my life and making me feel more connected.”
-Susan Stansbury

More Details
An important aspect of the two-day workshop is in-depth learning and community building. This workshop is part of a larger project based on the decades of Jon’s research and the development of a framework of 64 simple and effective practices to create the conditions for a healthy, thriving and connected culture. Jon will share stories connected to eight practices in the framework or map related to regenerative design, storied landscapes, ceremony, intergenerational practices, oral tradition, and renewal routines.

For more context, see this video with Jon’s introduction to the framework he has developed, based on his life-long learning and in-depth research.

About Jon Young
“My life’s work is connecting people deeply to nature, each other and themselves. Through over 36 years of mentoring, I’ve seen that deep nature connection changes us on a profound level. It rewires us and enables us to make much more of our human potential.”

Jon Young is a nature connection mentor, naturalist, wildlife tracker, peacemaker, author, workshop leader, consultant, sought after public speaker and storyteller. As a leader in the field of nature-based community building over decades, Jon’s research into the impact and significance of nature on human intelligence and development has influenced tens of thousands of people worldwide.

Space is limited and advance registration is required: $150 early-bird registration before February 10th — $175 after February 10th. Book early to reserve your place – register here.

If you are interested in including your children in concurrent on-site children’s nature connection activities, please email for information.

The workshop co-sponsors are: Exploring a Sense of Place, the Children in Nature Collaborative, and Hidden Villa.


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