ShonaSundhari – facilitator

Shona joined us in 2020 as we came out of lockdown. She has PGCE in Primary and Special Educational Needs, BSc in Psychology and Forest School OCN Level 3. 

I came to the woods from a background in teaching in Special Educational Needs and Primary education. My move from teaching indoors to guiding and facilitating outdoors came from noticing the gaps in curriculum led education and wanting to be part of supporting children’s development holistically and creating magical experiences with our young humans of the world. My passion and biggest love and inspiration is the natural world. Each time I see a child wow’d and connect deeper with the woods and its inhabitants, I see hope for our planet and children. My inner fire is lit while building community and opening up the doors to the healing powers of nature and offering a beautiful space for people to come and reconnect to themselves and others. I hold Way of Council circles in Norfolk, which brings people together to share stories and practice opening up our listening hearts and bodies and noticing we are all connected, all valued and heard. I run 1-2-1 sessions with wild children in nature and hold community nature craft workshops which is joyful and inspirational! I’m a compost geek and love talking about the woodland wormery and attending local events to share composting knowledge with others. If I’m not in the woods playing, you’ll find me at my allotment, walking my dog or in wild waters swimming!

Shona manages our Family Tribe and our Elder’s Tribe in the woods and supports our Home Education group on a Tuesday.