We are a small group of people who strongly identify with the Guardian Archetype as explained in Who is a Guardian. We feel drawn to serve as Protectors of our Mother Earth, and like to constantly train to be even more capable Guardians. All of us are strongly influenced by our trainings at Teaching Drum Outdoor School in Wisconsin, USA.
Anja Kralik - BonesProgram Guide, Finances, Onboarding
Anja or Bones or StoneMountain is from Vienna, Austria. Eight years ago, she started doing wilderness trainings and has been partaking in courses and helping out at different wilderness schools ever since. Last year she‘s been spending 11 months in the wilderness, including a Guardian Intensive Training at Teaching Drum Outdoor School in North America. Thanks to this experience she feels drawn to the Guardian Way and keeps walking this path. Living in a little community close to nature, studying environmental education and nutrition sciences, she is fascinated by learning from life, community living, the voices of the birds, trees, animals and rivers. She likes to tan hides, track and listen, hear and understand more every day.
Elisabeth Demeter - SwanProgram Guide, Website, Marketing
Elisabeth, guardian name 'Swan' has been on her wilderness journey for the last 8 years, participating in all kinds of different wilderness courses in Austria, Germany and the US. Last year she was part of the 2 month Guardian Intensive on the ground training at Teaching Drum Outdoor School, as well as every Guardian at-home Training since 2016. Aside from translating the book on the Guardian "Like A Shadow" by Tamarack Song into German, she integrated the wilderness lifestyle as well as different methodologies for nature-connection into her life and her seminars and programs on living a live closely connected to our inner voice and guidance and how to combine that with today's challenges and technology. She is currently writing a book on her experience in the wilderness and how we can use this knowledge in our everyday work and live both as individuals and working in teams.
Andris Fågelviskare - BirdwispererProgram Guide (on the ground training)
Andris Fågelviskare, the "Birdwhisperer", carried a deep longing to connect with animals of all kinds from a very young age. From gathering insects as temporary pets, to observing the birds, hedgehogs and squirrels who lived in the garden. As he grew older he started to venture further out into the surrounding landscapes, learning on his own the habits of the different animals, and how to track them. Through the connection with the animals and the landscape, he started seeing the world with new eyes. In the later years, he grew a relationship with a wild wolf-pack, trusting him enough to sometimes let him come close to them. To him the wolf is a great teacher for us to remember our connection to our wildness, to remember our belonging with all life. His expertise lays in understanding the connections within ecosystems - to communicate with the animals and to read the landscape, understanding what it needs to regain balance and health. He wishes to serve as a bridge between humanity and nature, and inspire others to connect with the wild around them.
Johan Örlander - RashProgram Guide, Location Scout
Johan Örlander was given the Guardian name Rash - which he got because he brings up uncomfortable truths that are challenging to hear; they itch like a rash. For the last fifteen years Rash has lived half of that time in the wilderness learning about the native way of living. He has completed two wilderness guide yearlong programs at Teaching Drum Outdoor School in Wisconsin, USA, has been a part of all the guardian at-home trainings offered by the school since 2014 and also completed the first Guardian Intensive on the ground Training in 2014. The Guardian lifeway resonates with him deeply and it is an integral part of his everyday life, wich is why he initiated the Guardian Intensive Training in Sweden in 2018. Rash is also running a yearlong wilderness guide program through a folk school in Sweden since 2017 along with other courses and experiences like wildlife safaris and survival courses. In the past he has been a part of guiding over twenty Wild Moon programs through Wild Moon Europe and at Teaching Drum. He was a part of setting up the Wild Moon programs at Teaching Drum and later brought the concept to Europe and was involved in starting the Wild Moon Europe circle.
Alexander Schwarze - QuickProgram Guide (on the ground training)
Alex (guardian name 'Quick') is grateful that some turns of the seasons ago a path was shown to him that he had been searching for so long. And although he did not recognize this path that had and still has so much impact on himself, he 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 he came closer to himself, to who he really is, what gifts he carries and what vision he wants 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. His 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.