No barefooted, tree climbing, frog holding, mud pie baking, cloud spotting, puddle stomping, bird calling, wild foraging, moon gazing, firefly chasing, fort building, creek following, rock hunting moment with Mother Nature is ever wasted.
– Nicolette Sowder
Guiding your girls
Hello, I'm Jasmine, and I am an apprentice of the Earth.
I grew up in the Hong Kong countryside and was born to a mother who allowed us to wander and play in the wilds of our village.
I was blessed enough to have the experience of playing unsupervised (at least by human eyes) in the natural world, and that wild relationship I unconsciously cultivated at that age is what led me to work for animal welfare NGO's, environmental conservation groups, and eventually in setting up Kembali as a pathway in offering experiences that facilitate a remembering of what it feels like to fall back in love with our ancient, raw, primordial mother, the Earth.
I get it - I get what its like to live in this city, where it feels like you never get a break. I know how it feels to have conflicting values, in a land that is so heavily influenced by the East & the West. I understand how hard it is to balance what feels right, and true, while figuring out how to pay the bills. I know that feeling of loathing when you've eaten so well during the day, then thought 'nah...' and grabbed that bag of doritos (and felt terrible after).
I also know what true belonging feels like, the kind of acceptance that feels unbelievable, too good to be true. I have glimpses into moments where I adore myself, wholeheartedly. There are times I love and thank my body, for moving me steadily and safely through the Earth. I have moments where I feel so pulled towards a purpose I cannot help but run blindly to it. In full trust that whatever happens along the way, I am safe, even if I crash and burn!
My belief is that the Earth dreamed each of us into being. We were born from this world to deliver and share our magic, as medicine for our time. You are here for a gift that you hold, and we need you to share that gift.
This is what I wish to share with your daughters. A remembering of their gifts, a sense of belonging, of true acceptance, a way to navigate through challenges, to adore themselves so wholeheartedly that the person next to them can't help but fall in love with themselves too. To love the Earth unconditionally, as she loves us.
I do this because this is what the Earth did for me.
I thank you for the privilege of trusting me in guiding your girls.
I am a humble student of the Earth, and thankfully have had many incredible teachers who have helped me along the way.
I am trained and certified in:
Masters in Counselling
Wilderness First Aid Responder
Nature & Forest Therapy Guide
Rites of Passage Facilitator
ICF Certified Transformational Coach
Level 3 Forest School Leader
Vision Quest Protector
Forever student of Bushcraft & Survival skills
Contact us about a bespoke programme if the dates and schedules do not suit your girls
We would be delighted to co-create bespoke programmes for your girls so that we can curate the opportunities for the experiences that would bring them joy and wholehearted belonging to this wild Earth.
Each programme will adhere to the social distancing regulations in place at the time of the programme, and we will only take a max of 6 girls being aware to create space between small groups with safety being our first priority.