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Founded by a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Foundations IN Nature weaves together the threads of Nature Connection, Child Development and Education. Training provides a comprehensive, wholistic approach to reconnect nature and human development, across the lifespan.  

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Founded by a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Foundations IN Nature weaves together the threads of Nature Connection, Child Development and Education. Training provides a comprehensive, wholistic approach to reconnect nature and human development, across the lifespan.  

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Ancient Wisdom for Modern Brilliance.

 We are hard wired for a Foundation IN Nature.

Join our upcoming training, learn the Nature-Led© approach, change lives. 

 

One in three children are entering school underdeveloped.  (UBC, 2015)

One in six children have a developmental diagnosis. (CDC)

By the year 2030 depression will be the leading cause of disease burden worldwide. (W.H.O.)

For Millions of years human development was a product of nature’s most treasured gifts.  Earth, grass, trees, water, wind, sun, stars, predators and the entirety of our natural surroundings wired the brains and bodies we have today.  Nature provided a meaningful thread that weaved a contextual life.

Humanity suffers from a lack of meaningful, contextual experience. Kathleen Lockyer

A healthy life across the lifespan, from conception to birth, requires a deep and direct sensorial connection with nature.  The architecture, language and context that nature provides to the human experience is unparalleled in it’s offerings.  Whether you are interested in a growing child, facilitating the emergence of a teenager or finding meaning or healing as an adult; engaging the Nature Sense through foundations in nature are vital to your success. 

"Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. Research shows that early experiences can determine how genes are turned on and off — and even whether some are expressed at all." Harvard Center for the Developing Child. 2016

Founded by an Occupational Therapist, our training's provide the road map, complete with skills, tools and language to reconnect children and adults with nature for developmental needs, emotional regulation and resiliency for life. This website provides free educational resources and information about nature connection to help mentors, children, families and communities.   

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Intro


The most meaningful and functional occupations were for millions of years rooted in the need to survive in the wild.

Intro


The most meaningful and functional occupations were for millions of years rooted in the need to survive in the wild.

What is Foundations IN Nature?

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Foundations IN Nature weaves together the elemental threads of; Nature Connection, Child and Human Development and Education into a strong rope for creating resilient life long learners, regenerative life practices and a healthy re-convergence of Humans and Nature.  

A healthy life across the lifespan, from conception to birth, requires a deep and direct sensorial connection with nature.  The architecture, language and context that nature provides to the human experience is unparalleled in it’s offerings.  Whether you are interested in a growing child, facilitating the emergence of a teenager or finding meaning or healing as an adult; foundations in nature are vital to your success.   

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Our programs and training's are designed to make it easy for anyone; whether you are working with or raising children or looking for meaning and value in your own life.  Our trainings will teach you how to bring more effective, efficient and joy filled strategies to your work and life.   We offer live and online programs and information; making Foundations IN Nature accessible for everyone.

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Testimonials


When the efficiency of the natural world is integrated into the base of a person's development, they become well developed, inspired, and  powerful humans.

Testimonials


When the efficiency of the natural world is integrated into the base of a person's development, they become well developed, inspired, and  powerful humans.

Kathleen is THE person you want to go to, to learn about your kids’ potential and how their bodies and brains are best served by connecting to nature
— The 8 Shields Institute (Art of Mentoring)www.8shields.com
Over the course of few months, we watched our son transform from a tentative, hyper-sensitive kid into a more calm, more grounded, more confident person.
I never would have guessed the power of this approach to transform an individual, and by extension, a whole family. The day my son took off his shoes and waded into a creek turned out to be a turning point in his development. I had no idea. No idea how a kid’s trepidation in nature gives clues to the hidden mysteries of their brain and sensory integration challenges. I had no idea how addressing these limitations, gently, with fun and love, could strip these challenges away, revealing new skills and confidences that would improve all aspect of a person’s life. More than any other program, camp or therapy this work made changes to our lives that are literally priceless. Forever in gratitude.
— Lindsay Pera, Full Circle Wellness Tools, Shift Life Wheel app, Wisen apps, Mystic Society, www.lindsaypera.com
The Foundations IN Nature training for mentors is informing me on how to be more human
— Robyn, Training Participant
 
 
 
Kathleen Lockyer is not only one of the esteemed founders of our non-profit, Outside Now (Central Coast Village Center) but she was a recent speaker to a group of parents, caregivers and educators in our community. Kathleen’s ability to engage an audience, and speak right to the needs and questions in the room with clarity and rare positivity are nothing short of inspirational. Whether on the trail with kids, or speaking to parent groups or therapists, Kathleen knows what it takes to really see the gifts in each child (each person really!), and how her approach to Sensory-based learning and getting back into nature holds the key to unlocking human potential.
— (Outside Now, Nature connection programs for all ages)
Foundations IN Nature has given me a roadmap for which to guide my children in their development and learning. It puts a language and a system to the intuitive knowledge in me, as a mother, that nature connection is essential to every child’s wellbeing. Kathleen’s approach is logical and scientific with a gentle humanness that literally allows me to sleep at night with the confidence that I am truly offering my babes the best tools they can have in the hectic world they are navigating. It brings a simplicity of happiness and a breath of “ah, this is how it’s supposed to be.”
— Caroline Duell, Owner "All Good", Elemental Herbs www.allgoodproducts.com
My family is one of many in our community that has been forever changed - for the better!
— Parent