Girls Rites of Passage Team
Lara Barge
Sarah Bullock
Samanth Eddison

Lara is a relationship coach and mentor, passionate about supporting teenagers in blossoming into the truth of who they are, finding more joy, empowerment and deeper connection in themselves. As a result being able to step into the world embodying confidence in who they are.

Lara holds a loving compassionate space while also bringing a sense of deep solidity and grounded presence. Nature and dance are her greatest joys and she has been working alongside Robert Fallon on Wildnature classes/workshops and training's for children and adults.
Lara is certified Heart IQ Relationship coach and conflict mediator. Runs communication and relationship workshops as well as movement and sound based practices and women's circles.

Sarah has worked for 15 years with women of all ages in private practice and groups. She brings a fun, curious, compassionate approach to her work, seeking to inspire and be inspired by the wisdom held in our women and our youth of today.

Sarah is also a facilitator and volunteer on the LIFEbeat Charity’s ‘Creativity Summer Camps’ and on the Ambassadors Program supporting young people aged 13 - 19 who are often from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds who seek creative expression and a place to be themselves.

Sarah is passionate about supporting people to flourish by learning to embody a growing awareness of themselves, their emotions, relationships and connection with others and nature through movement, body awareness, drama, trauma release, sweat lodges, health coaching and energy medicine.  Sarah is currently studying for her Masters in Drama-therapy an inclusive and creative Arts based Psychotherapy with an emphasis on Rites of Passage.

Sam is a homeopath and movement practitioner. She works at Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy and is also Wildnature's Office Manager. She loves spending time in nature, cooking wholesome and wild foods for her friends and family, and spending time with her partner and four children.

She has spent many years dancing and teaching dance and movement, working with adults and children in schools, in museums and outdoors, making dance works for stage, GCSE and A'level, and for the camera. She moonlights now and then as a translator and editor, speaking French, German, Italian and British sign.

Recently she has been exploring Integral Theory and contributing to a Mother's Circle as part of her preparation for co-leading the Rites of Passage camp for girls this summer.

Nell Long-More
Jo Eales
Marie–Helene Dalila-Boyle

Nell is 23 years old and loves being outdoors, this love was kick-started at the age of 14 when she went on her first survival course in the woods. Since then she has trained in outdoor recreational activities: canoeing, climbing and archery. Nell also likes playing football, and has recently developed a keen interest in flamenco guitar playing, learning to dance to it too.

Nell has been working with young people not in education, training and employment for the last few years - delivering groups to help them gain confidence. She has also been supporting a family with 2 severely autistic children for the last five years, they have become very good friends.

Jo has spent as much of her life as possible outdoors in nature; exploring the world - its landscapes, rivers, mountains & cultures. Having worked with children for over 10 years as a childminder & alternative teacher, she developed her natural ability to relate to children & become a mentor for many.

A life changing survival course in 2010 eventually led Jo to work with Wild Nature; facilitating outdoor games camps for children & teaching basic bushcraft. Jo's background as a Yoga Teacher & her passionate interest in health, wellbeing & nutrition led her to study permaculture, grow her own food & work as a nutritional chef.

She currently resides in the French Alps during the winter months cooking and during the summer growing vegetables...

Inspired by growing up in the Essex countryside, with a very active family, Rosie has always had a passion for being in the outdoors, surrounded by nature. Her passion lies in combining her love of working with young people and being in nature, fully utilising its therapeutic benefits. 

Rosie has a wealth of experience as a youth worker in leading groups of teenage girls on personal development and mentoring programs as well as camping and bushcraft skills and knowledge. This includes working with Project Grow, a nature-based project for young children and their parents.

As a qualified Social Worker Rosie also has much experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families.

Marie-Hélène is a transpersonal integrative psychotherapist registered with the BACP. She has a private practice near Lewes and has worked with clients with a wide range of issues since 1990. She is now inspired by the wild therapy movement. Marie-Hélène’s unique approach combines her training in psychotherapy with the indigenous wisdom of many teachers she has worked with.

For the past 10 years she has been a joint caretaker of woodlands where a family camp takes place every summer. She is completing a Forest School training with Circle of Life Rediscovery and is on their team for some family days.

Kathryn Jordan
Amy Cavagne
Maggie Peake

Kathryn has worked with children and young people for the past 20 years.
Her many passions have taken her on a journey from her initial art degree to creating public sculpture to Montessori training and practice, through to designing and managing edible garden projects in schools. Her practice is also informed by training in permaculture design & the therapeutic application of the arts.

In 2010 she graduated from a field based immersive nature connection programme at Wilderness Awareness School, USA.
The golden thread she says she has always followed, “sometimes in the dark”, has been her passion for working with nature and facilitating deep nature connection for others.

She is currently teaching art, nature awareness, gardening and woodwork at a Montessori Farm School in Sussex as well as studying Horticulture with the RHS.

Amy is the amazing wildnature woodland chef who creates delicious food to keep us well nourished on on our adventures.

She works as a PA for children and adults with disabilities and supports them in having independent joyful lives. A creative soul who brings playfulness and song to the camps.

Maggie loves camping, the countryside and hugging trees! Currently she is
studying for an MA in Community Psychology at the University of Brighton. She
is conducting an evaluation for Wildnature to help with funding.

Maggie believes that nature is an essential part of our community. It is a living, vibrant force all around us and is good for the soul and our well-being. Maggie was a counsellor for Relate and has supported couples and young people through difficult times. She is the mother of two grown daughters.