About Us

The Co-Founders of Nature Philosophy are Sam Robertson and Kate Rydge. They have been teaching survival skills and indigenous awareness through their Nature Philosophy programs since 2004. This is bit of their story....

As children we both felt a deep resonance and connection to the natural world. Moving into adulthood in the Western world we both completed tertiary qualifications in business and economics and worked to financially support ourselves. This left us yearning for something far greater!

We both found ourselves awakening to a life philosophy that was more ancient, eternal, sovereign and grounded in a deep immersion and respect for the Earth. In the years that followed we were both drawn to the study of earth skills, indigenous wisdom and nature reconnection both here in Australia and also North America.

We spent time learning survival skills, nature awareness and Native American scout philosophy with Tom Brown Jnr of The Tracker School in the USA. As well as the sacred ceremony of Vision Quest with Malcolm Ring-walt of The Earth-Heart Institute. These years of wandering, study and mentorship in America lead us to develop a heartfelt passion for sharing the power of indigenous skills and a deep gratitude for the magic they wove into our lives.

In 2008 Nature Philosophy started to work with an inspirational indigenous community - the Australian Aboriginal Community of Mäpuru. The people of Mäpuru live on their traditional country in North-East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. It’s always hard for us to put into words our experiences on country and our appreciation and love for our Mäpuru families. Needless to say our time spent helping to support the men’s and women’s workshops in the community has transformed our understanding of indigenous culture, community living and survival.

The Nature Philosophy stream of courses draws broadly from these deep rivers of knowledge and wisdom and all aspects of our life experience and humanness. At its heart Nature Philosophy is our offering to you of the most powerful techniques for personal transformation and earth connection we ourselves have been fortunate enough to experience. Time and time again we see our participants experience deep soul level transformations and bodily awakenings as they embrace themselves through earth skills. Sharing in this process is our most profound inspiration for offering the Nature Philosophy programs.

Thanks for taking the time to hear some of our story. We’d like to hear your story too, maybe by a fire side soon…

In Connection,

Kate & Sam

Nature Philosophy