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Creating Nature-Connected Communities, World-wide


Upcoming Mentoring Series:

Village Builders – Empowering Leaders to Cultivate Regenerative Community

Distance Training with Jon Young

Begins May 2016 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – Learn More…



Art of Mentoring

Upcoming Workshop:

California Art of Mentoring

August 8-14, 2016 – Navarro, CA – Learn More…



About Us:


Over the past 30 years, 8 Shields has developed training pathways that support mentors and leaders to change individual lives, and entire communities, in becoming more connected. This model incorporates traditional mentoring and deep nature connection practices, fully supported through our ancient human blueprint—our original design.


The 8 Shields alumni network has over 300 programs worldwide that have been inspired by our model for creating a culture that connects one to self, nature and others – igniting a deep desire to care for our planet, each other and to share one’s gifts.

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Our original, innovative training resources from Jon Young and other visionary mentors support connections with nature & community, and offer powerful tools for self-optimization.

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