Nurturing the Wild guides us in returning to natural ways of learning and being. We believe in a style of mentoring that challenges, excites, and informs the mind while simultaneously inspiring and awakening the heart. We provide a container for people to connect to their innate passions, the encouragement for whole-person development, and the subtle guidance towards deepening knowledge of the natural world.
The mentors guide primarily through storytelling, games, and through learning and practicing ancestral-skills.
Our mentor team:
Olivia “Maple” Pollock is trained as an environmental educator, and has a deep passion for mentoring with a focus on nature connection, inner-tracking, survival skills, and rites of passage work.
Maple has a BA in ‘International Intercultural Studies’ and is in process of receiving a Masters in ‘Education, Curriculum, and Design.’ She has worked extensively in an adult wilderness and nature immersion program at Wilderness Awareness School in Washington state, expanding her path with ancestral skills, as a naturalist, and deepening into her gifts as a mentor. Maple has started and run youth programs on Maui and in Vermont — programs that are still flourishing today with their new stewardship!
Maple is passionate about spreading heart-living, aliveness, and a deep love of the Earth to future generations. She especially loves connecting with the things that naturally bring children alive, storytelling and story listening, imagination, song, making friction fire, ceremony, and hand crafts. Maple is excited about helping guide folks into stepping more fully into themselves and into their lives through nature-connection and rites of passage.
*Certified WFA and CPR
Jaime is a tracker, teacher, life coach, and survival skills practitioner.
Jaime is a creative storyteller, enthusiast of embodiment practices and ninja games, a wizard with animal forms, and a skilled teacher.
Jaime loves helping others recognize their power and passions, systems thinking, practices that enhance agility of mind, body, and spirit, and coyote mentoring.
Jaime believes in the power of being in nature to bring the world into deeper connection and has deep trust in allowing the natural world to be our primary mentor and guide.
Rebecca Rose Tousignant, Wild Rose, is a deeply grateful, open hearted lover of the earth and its inhabitants. She is dancing wildly back to the deep remembering of the interconnectedness of all. She is actively working with reverence and reciprocity in her relationship with the earth and community.
Important stepping stones on her path of discovery and service include;
being an adventurous momma of three vital children, being a wise woman Herbalist who practices by listening and learning from local plants in intuitive relationship, offering yoga and wellness classes/ workshops for prenatal mothers, children, teens and adults, and offering Labor and Postpartum Doula support in her community.
She is currently part of this year’s Wildwood Path 9 month cohort and is delving into learning and embracing primitive skills and regenerative culture. Greatly inspired by this process, she is excited to continue this learning and offer this work out to the world, especially with children.
Rebecca loves to grow food, create art and beauty, sail the coastline, play in the mud, howl at the moon, dance without abandon, climb mountains, wander forests, tend fires, work with her hands, and
help plant seeds of healing.
She is an avid explorer with her children and believes in outside movement and learning every single day. She is passionate about helping children (and all) connect with nature on an intuitive level and
guiding them back to the wisdom of the earth and themselves. It is with joyful and eager anticipation that she joins the Nurturing the Wild team in offering camps on the Blue Hill Peninsula!