about this event


The Language of the Birds is a practice, a lifelong tool to connect you to your surroundings, anywhere you go. Rooted in ancestral knowledge, and the teachings of naturalist Jon Young, it is a way to understand the animal world.

In this experiential class you will gather outdoors to discover the Language of the Birds, where you will learn to witness nature and to connect to the landscape, to your surroundings and to yourself. There will be a brief sensory meditation and then everyone will sit out on the land individually. We will then come back together to discuss this practice and share what the area and the birds are trying to communicate to us.

Enjoy an elixir by Sun Potion and lunch from Mercado Sagrado guest chef, Greg Arnold of Darkhorse Organic.

A Great Horned owl, perched in the tree outside her window, introduced Shele Jeanne Jessee to the bird world at a young age. Today, she is a certified Wilderness First Responder, level 2 Cybertracker, Permaculture designer, Graduate of the Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness Program and Weaving Earth, a body movement instructor and an herbalist. She works with kids and adults in the wild places, makes herbal medicines and handcrafted jewelry pieces, and operates a small scale tannery.

Saturday, June 29th, 11:30 – 2:30pm, We’ll meet on the lawn in the Village, Big Sur

*locals $10 off please email us with your local I.D and we’ll send you a code linked to your name

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