About 8 Shields Institute

At the 8 Shields Institute we utilize a finely tuned, tried and true mentoring model that has proven to create healthy and vibrant natural leaders and nature-based communities around the world.

8 Shields Founder Jon Young, along with others, has utilized the 8 Shields Mentoring Model to inspire and train the leaders of over a hundred of these communities worldwide.

For over 30 years the 8 Shields Mentoring Model has been applied, cultivated and honed. It represents the wisdom and teachings of beloved elders and cultures from around the world, who demonstrate ancient patterns for connecting deeply with nature and people.



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