We are grateful for the people who have been engaged in the Wild Moon organisation so far. Since the Wild Moon was found, a changing team of passionate people held the experiences and put their energy into all the things, needs and tasks that went along with it. Each of these persons is part of the path that led the Wild Moon to what it is now.
All the people in our current team have longterm wilderness experience and different gifts they bring in. Different Wild Moon formates will be supported by different people from the greater Wild Moon circle.
Wild Moons can cover a wide range of shapes according to the individual passions, expertise and gifts of the guides, which also unfolds through different formats (with or without children, specific topics and focuses, different emphasis of basic elements, etc.).
Though the unique Wild Moon character will be always kept through the basic cornerstones for every immersion:
- The spirit of a nature immersion experience in community
- The length of at least one moon cycle (28 suns)
- The experienced and competent guidance (at least two people who are experienced with the specific setting of a Wild Moon, plus a number of skilled "external" guides and helpers)
You will find information about the specifics in the description of the particular Moon. You will also find who will guide the Moon, which is to a great degree determining for the characteristic of the moon! Feel free to email or call the guides beforehand to figure out if that Wild Moon format is what you are looking for.
Wild Moon Europe e.V.
We are happy that since 2020 we are a non-profit organisation, registered in Hamburg. With Wild Moon Europe e.V. we found a way to implement our vision on a more profound scale. Today seven people are working voluntarily to keep the organisation alive with enhancing and preparing the Wild Moon Programs, to run the administrative management as well as public affairs and to cultivate long-lasting cooperations. Lilith Bergmann, Fenja Hehl and Alexander Schwarze are currently the board of directors. The purpose of Wild Moon Europe e.V. is promotion of education, of nature protection and of protection of the environment.
Joining our organisation as a full member is basically possible after having successfully completed one of our courses or having contributed something else valuable to Wild Moon Europe e.V., e.g. through hospitation. Furthermore you can join as a sustaining member or, in special cases, as a honorary member. For more information please see our whole statute (in german).
I am called Fenja and part of the Wild Moon team since 2014. I love spending time in nature. Besides watching wild animals, tracking and experiencing wild and simple clan living, I’m especially excited about taking explorationwalks by following my intuition and curiosity. I’ve got a big drive to learn about nature and natural relations, inner processes and myself and cherish nature as a mirror of ourselves. In 2013/14 I was immersed in the nomadic Guardian Wilderness Guide Program at Teaching Drum Outdoor School. During that time, a deep feeling of unconditionally being home in nature settled inside, which became one of the biggest gifts for my life. In addition to my bachelor’s degree in environmental education, I completed a wilderness pedagogy qualification in 2012 and have been working in various related contexts since. I’m currently continuing my education in holistic coaching for self-awareness. The Wild Moons are a heartfelt project because pretty much all my passions and what really matters to me come together in these immersions. I am happy about the opportunity to share this experience with anyone who feels called or drawn to join a Wild Moon!
I got the name Shkode'e (my birthname is Lilith) during my one year wilderness immersion in the US, it means "fire of the heart". As long as I can remember I was amazed of this beautiful treasure inside of every being. My journey through the world and deep self-discovery was always dedicated to the living flame, to feel myself and spread the sparkles. Gratefully I want to step into supporting humans walking to their roots and hearts and help creating space where children grow up in a way which respects and strengthens their true being. She loves nature for her trust and beauty – she is her beloved guide and companion. Shkode'e enjoys a lot the small things and loves to smell, watch the sky and sing and dance with the wind. Many kinds of traditional handicraft have my adorable admiration and my hands working with natural material take me beyond space and time :) Walking around through the woods following my intuition and discovering miracles is one of my favourite games! Her life’s vision is creating a new culture, remembering our intrinsic nature and inner wisdom of living in peace and connectivity with all beings. To make this dream come true she works with the Wildliving Project. I’m excited and happy to share this adventure with you, getting to know you and discover the beauty of life and our nature together..
Gernot (Anit – „Fish Spear“) My „Wild Path“ probably started in my childhood, born in a homesteading-family-clan in Austria, rambling and sneaking around in the woods and on the meadows with childhood friends. My Educational-Evolution seems to run reversed, from a mechatronic education to various traditional handcrafts into agriculture and forestry I finally graduated as stone-age-man, wildnerness- pedagogue and archaeo-technician. Since then I’m weaving a web of cooperation to several wilderness schools and projects in Europe. To try-out my learned and experienced wilderness-skills I joined the Wilderness Guide Program at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School. I love to immerse into wilderness and to share experiences that’s why I started guiding Wild Moons in 2013. Besides guiding Wild Moons I’m giving tanning and wilderness classes, mainly in Austria, I work as Arborist and as Caretaker for an Austrian nature-protection-organization (Naturschutzbund). With all those Engagements I combine my passion for rewilding. Rewilding the domesticated nature and rewilding our human nature. The Wild Moons allow me and the participating people to immerse in this human-rewilding process in a pretty wild nature.
I am called Fridolin Baumgartinger. I see the beauty in nature and all beings being one cycle, it makes my heart open. I am thankful for all the gifts that nature provides for us, I especially love to turn these into primitive handcrafts like buckskin clothes, potteries and everything I need to be outside. From 2009-2011 I worked in a forest kindergarten, where I discovered secrets of nature together with the kids. This time brought me into the wilderness scene, I completed a wilderness pedagogy qualification (2010) and lived for one year with families in the woods of Wisconsin at Teaching Drum Outdoor School (2012-2013). During that year, we learned a diversity of communication skills and how this is connected to community living. I integrate this into my daily life and in my work in the Wild Moon. I also learned how my body and soul are connected and one with the earth that gives me all I need for my life. Since the Yearlong I combine my ten-year skilled cook experience with wilderness cocking on the fire. Since 2014 I work self-employed as a Wilderness Guide, since 2017 I lead a wilderness pedagogy training. I love to learn new things from nature, and I join different programs and individual trainings to broad my understanding of the cycles of earth. I am thankful for all the wisdom and knowledge that I receive and I’m happy to pass it on to others.
Alex (Quick) I am grateful that some turns of the seasons ago the path was shown to me that I was searching for so long. And although I did not recognize this path that had and still has so much impact on myself, I followed. The path that opened up consisted amongst others of different wilderness experiences e.g. several Wild Moon Europe experiences, the Family yearlong as well as the guardian training at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School. With time it felt that I came closer to myself, to who I really am, what gifts I carry and what vision I want to bring to life. Since then trust is evolving, trust in the way of life, that everything is just as it is supposed to be.
My wish is to provide a space for people to experience their inner and the surrounding nature, to grow and blossom. To be strong, to speak the personal truth and go into processes that need to be gone through. A space to open up and learn from all our teachers who are everywhere around us.
Johan (Amadin Noodin – which means Rousing Wind in Ojibwa, and is my native name) I was a part of starting up the Wild Moon program at Teaching Drum in 2007. In 2008 I together with some others brought the Wild Moon program to Europe and have since then been a part of organizing 20+ something Wild Moons, I have lost count. Mostly it has been as a guide in camp but sometimes also as an outside support person, that brings in the food and takes care of things on the outside. I have completed two wilderness guide programs (WGP) at Teaching Drum (2005-2006 and 2012-2013), along with Guardian Intensive trainings at home and on ground – and a lot of other shorter courses and just living in the wild. I have been on the path of realizing my vision of a wilderness clan living together for over fifteen years now. I have learnt many things over the years and am humbled and grateful for this journey. My main occupation at the moment is running a year-long folk school course in Sweden, where I teach old way skills and awarenesses to the students. I also run an organization called Naturliv in Sweden, through which I for example take people on wildlife tours but also do immersion experiences. Also am a part of the newly started Guardian Way Europe project. I live in a collective family house together with my eleven year old daughter, who at age 3 was the youngest ever graduate of the WGP. Through the Wild Moons I can give further what I have been gifted myself and provide a space for close connection with ourselves, each other and nature – which is what I am called to do in this life; being part of us humans finding a balanced way to live together with all our relations.
I am called Anja or StoneMountain. My fascination for nature and being outdoors started as a child, learning from my biologist grandfather and mother. They helped me to connect with the trees and the shrubs and herbs and also the wild animals. I kept that fire, always wanting to learn more about them until this day. Now it‘s been about ten years ago that I participated in my first wilderness weekend course, when I knew this is a path to be followed. Since then I completed a 4-year long wilderness pedagogy training in 2016 and finished my bachelor‘s degree in environmental education. Throughout that time I worked at summer camps for children and families each year. Finally I went to the Teaching Drum Outdoor school, where I did the Wilderness Guide Program 2019/20. During this program I also participated in the Guardian training there, which led me to be part of the Guardian Way Europe project. Exploring how people can live together in community again, has become part of my quest and the wish to make this learning process possible for others. Living in a small house community, taught me a lot about it on a daily basis. Something I also really love with people coming together, is to find new songs and bring them to the circle, celebrating the joy of life. Therefore I am truly honored to be guiding this upcoming wildmoon and being able to share the gifts of this experience with more people.
During my wilderness journey that started in 2013, I received the name 'Rambling Wild Rose' (while still also carrying my birthname Elisabeth). My main focus with all of what I'm doing is to create and hold safe spaces for myself and others so that we can find our way back to our true selves, and follow our wild and untamed hearts, fully living our gifts. I completed a 4-year wilderness pedagogy training in 2016, participated in all kinds of other wilderness courses and experiences in Austria, Germany and the US and in 2019 was part of the 2 month long Guardian Intensive on the ground training at Teaching Drum Outdoor School, after having done almost all of the at home trainings. This lead me to also translating the book on the Guardian "Like A Shadow" by Tamarack Song into German, as well as initiating and running the Guardian Way Europe project. I also integrate the wilderness lifestyle as well as different methodologies for nature-connection into my life and my seminars, coaching-programs and other offers. They all aim towards living a live closely connected to our inner voice and guidance and finding a way to combine that with today's challenges and technology. I am currently also writing a book on my experiences in the wilderness and how we can use this knowledge in our everyday work and live both as individuals and working in teams. All of my play also flows into the Wildliving Project, which encompasses the vision of creating a space and a culture to remember our role in healthy balance with all the beings around us, strengthening our relations. I am humbled each day of how many gifts there are around us, and how much we can still learn from everyone that crosses our path.