Eric ‘Little Bear” grew up outside of a small logging town southeast of Eugene Oregon, where he spent much of his life exploring nature, camping, fishing, and hunting with his family. He now resides in the foothills of Duvall Washington. Eric has spent time training in backcountry methods, winter survival skills and search and rescue. Little Bear is a current student of The Tracker School, a graduate of the Wilderness Awareness Residential Program and has participated in several Art of Mentoring week long programs. Little Bear’s experience has ranged from tracking wolves, studying cougars and attending bird language intensives. He has led a course called "Communing with Nature and the Sacred Feminine" for women and "Communing with Nature and the Sacred Masculine” for men. Little Bear is a Reiki level 2 practitioner and student/practitioner of Niasziih through Wilderness Fusion. Little Bear instructs self-defense and awareness classes, especially for women and children. He runs specialized nature connection and awareness workshops in his community. Little Bear is gifted in facilitating the discovery of personal inner power, self-guidance and the connection with universal energy. As a mentor, Little Bear brings great passion for living intimately with the natural world and shares that passion with others. Little Bear has been with Quiet Heart Wilderness since 2008.