Growing Connected: Holistic Family Nature ‘School’

“I love nature, nature is cool. The forest is my classroom, the earth is my school. Trees are my teachers, animals are my friends…and on this school ALL life begins.” -Joe Riley (song)

Would you and your child like to be part of a special learning experience that nurtures your child’s mind, body and spirit and your relationship with each other?

Would you like to connect with other conscious, nature oriented families?

Join us for our nature based, holistic, multi-cultural family (all ages) community classes where you and your child will connect within and with each other through:

  • natural gardening and backyard habitat building

  • wilderness exploration (weekly field trips to local trails, farms and natural spaces)
  • song circle (including Spanish and sign language!)

  • indigenous storytelling and drama

  • playful yoga
  • connecting group games
  • imaginative play

  • fun with chickens and bunnies

  • earth based arts and crafts

  • organic, local, earth based cooking (sourdough, ferments, sugar free snacks)

  • rhythm and rituals that support natural awareness and holistic child development


Sample Schedule for the Home & Garden

9:30am- Inside Play (free imaginative play space, earth based art/craft, music instruments)

10:10am-  Tuning in, Seasonal Song Circle  (incl. drums, percussion, spanish and sign language)

10:30 am- Learning and Foraging in the Garden (gardening/homesteading basics)

10:50 am-  Outdoor play, feeding outside animals, gathering eggs, etc.

11:15 am- Creative cooking/food prep using garden or wild ingredients

11:30am- Snack/Lunch

12:00pm- Seasonal Story (indigenous tales from around the world) w/ Expressive Art

12:30pm- Closing Gratitude circle

Sample Schedule for Farm/Wilderness outings:

9:30am-  Welcome/Tune in, Seasonal songs

10am-  Walking exploration and observations using all the senses

(including foraging and harvesting materials for crafts and snack)

11:10am-  playful yoga and games

11:30am- snack time (wild or farm sampling)

12:00pm-  Seasonal Story with expressive participation

12:15pm-  Sketching/Reflection time

12:30pm- Closing circle

Classes will be led by Sylvia Poareo and her children.  Sylvia loves to help parents and children connect with nature, their hearts, spirits and imagination supporting conscious mothering and living as a viable option for all (for more, see “Meet Sylvia”).

Her children love to be with animals, experience aliveness and freedom, share all that they have learned, and play with other children.  Together they look forward to creating wonder-full days for you and your children.

The majority of proceeds go to support the children’s animal rescue and social justice/service projects.

When: Held every Thursday from 9:30am-12:30, with one Friday family ‘playshop’ a month from 4:30-7:30pm.  (5 meetings a month)

Where: our home in Fullerton CA and local green spaces

Cost:   $125 month and up as able. (plus $10 materials fee)

$25-30 donation, per class, for one child, $15 additional siblings (infants are free), overall rate varies per family. $10 materials fee per month

Limited to 6-8 families.

Reserve your space ASAP by emailing Sylvia at 

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