My name is Emma Varda and I am passionate about rewilding land and people, Earth connection, mentoring, dreaming and dancing. I have travelled the Earth widely learning about Native ways and shamanism. I now live a nomadic life on the road with my family.
I created the Becoming Native Project to help people explore, deepen and understand their connectedness to the Earth and the Cosmos and how to live this with authenticity. Rewilding ourselves is a journey, a coming home to our Natural Self. I seek to bring ways of seeing, knowing, connecting and merging with the natural world to others.
The becoming native project holds children ‘s sacred space and earth awareness workshops…through ceremony, stories, games, songs, crafts and nature connection activities we help children keep their sense of belonging to the earth and connection to the land.. drawing on ancient native ways but creating new pathways… so a new culture born of the land may flourish…exploring what it means to ‘become native’ again to this land ..
I am a trustee of the Live Earth Trust which puts the Earth at the centre and works to plant the seeds of new cultural patterns in communities .The charity has created the Sacred Land Scheme which buys land and gives it back to the Earth mother. We are in the process of rewilding the first sacred land, and call them Earthearts.
I co-created and am still developing the Native Learning Wheel which I use at home with our daughters.
My deepening path has now brought me to the understanding of the need to be with our daughters as they journey to womanhood and to create lodges for them. Weaving a bundle of teachings, ceremonies, stories, drum journeys and meditations; i bring Becoming Native to girls and also to the women. Together with four other beautiful Earth sisters, we gather together every month and bring our unique individual truths and wisdom to the circle of girls. We offer a camp in august to the wider community.
I began telling children indigenous stories from around the world, but I am now writing new stories from this land, for a new time, helping to create a new culture…mentoring the girls through the teachings of the animals, plants, trees and the gifts of all our relations and through earth body connection, stories of connection , of the wild land, of earth as home, of their connection to their cyclic natures, of being woman… I have also created meditation’s and drum journeys and songs I use with the girls..
My website is under construction and the stories , songs, meditations and drum journeys and ceremonies will be available to download very soon. Allowing women, mothers, homeducators and outdoor educators who are gathering around or working with girls to use.
As our daughters carry within them the seeds of future generations, by nurturing them we nurture the future generations, therefore nurturing our Earth Mother.
Email :email@example.com www.talesfromtheeartheart.com