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Laura Fernandez Gonzalez

Spain

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Laura is a Social Worker, Outdoor Facilitator and Anthropologist. She grew up closely connected to nature and that has influenced how nature has been her gravitational force.
Young activist and naturalist, Permaculture student, Deep ecology and nature connection passionate.


She trained with Outward Bound, Via Experientia and Expertientia Association and experienced the benefits of Experiential Learning in Europe herself before embarking on the biggest adventure of her life through a life transition of eight years living in Australia.

 
Over there, she connected with Bush Adventure Therapy and worked as a Team leader with Wilderness Therapy programs with teenagers at risk in the Flinders Ranges. She worked in a pilot program called Regenerate an innovative bush adventure therapy project for recovery of women and their children's survivors of family violence, alongside that, she has always been learning about ancestral skills, rites of passage, ceremony and community practices participating in several nature connection gatherings, mentor as a Rewilding Facilitator with family camps. She believes in the power of culture repair and regenerative practices.


She lived three years in remote Aboriginal Communities in the Far North of Australia and that experience has deeply changed her.

Fire ceremony as a doorway to wellness

Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows
a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come. 

~ Jalaluddin Rumi 


FOR ALL THE PEOPLE AND FEELING BEINGS OF THE WORLD, WHO BY GRIEVING THE LOSS OF WHAT THEY LOVE, MAKE MORE LIFE WITH THE BEAUTY OF ITS EXPRESSION- 
"THE SMELL OF RAIN ON DUST - MARTÍN PRECHTEL"

Ceremony has been with humans since the beginning of times- now with modernity ramping up- busy lives, moving fast, technology- our lives are slowly growing apart from spaces with a greater intentionality, we acknowledge that change is good and modern life has many things to offer us, but if we forget ceremony- we let die spaces for witnessing each other, to be human in our grieve, joy, presence to life and unity with the elements and nature. 
WE have slowly gotten further away from nature, our ancestors, the animals and plants and ourselves as who we truly are- 
When was the last time that you created a ceremony for grieving, for celebration, to honour life, to remember the ones who have passed, to sit quietly for generating your vision and purpose? Or to simply slow down and just be? 

When we experience in the first place the power and gift of ceremony as little or big as you are able- we are allowing us to move through life in a better way, in deeper connection where others can witness and hold us - to allow deeper layers of joy, love and wellbeing.

When we allow life to flow and we sit in intentional space with other beings, we are nurturing a deeper and greater connection to all.

Bring your presence, your feelings, your voices, your bodies to dance, your true self’s to be, bring whoever you are, bring your crafts, your instruments, poems, reflections, tears, sadness, joy, fear. 
• Enjoy solstice poetry, songs, silence & nature connection
• Feel the transformative power of Ceremony united with our fellow humans and more than human world.
• Share communal intentions and prayers for self, community and earth- wellbeing.

***Grief rituals have always been communal- not just family- but anyone who shared the same community will gather at very important moments to honour life- We don’t need to have any precise pain or grieve in mind to acknowledge and let go, life is grieve and praise. Some examples bellow:

Everything we love we will lose- Fear of death- The places in ourselves that have not known love-The sorrows of the planet and other fellow humans- What we expected and did not receive- and The Ancestral grieve (source Francis Weller “the five gates of grieve”)

This is a ceremonial space not a campfire party. Drug and alcohol-free event. 

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