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We’re in the business of aliveness.

Living Alive works with individuals, groups and organisations to create accessible and meaningful opportunities to help people explore a wider sense of perspective, rekindle a connection with nature and cultivate more meaning in everyday life.

We’ve found that bringing together these elements often creates the conditions for an increased feeling of aliveness; that expansive feeling of wellbeing, flow and wonder, when you feel absorbed in the present moment, awake and connected to yourself, others and the world around you.

Whether attending one of our talks or workshops, or taking part in an experience or expedition – Living Alive offers a unique, vibrant and purpose-driven approach. We believe that an increased sense of aliveness can be a power for good in the world, and is needed now more than ever, for the benefit of both people and planet.

Awe and Wonder

What does it mean to be human?
And what is it that we’re a part of?

Caught up in the rush of our modern world there often isn’t much space left for reflecting on the ‘bigger picture’. We believe that taking the time to look at both our life and work from a wider perspective can have a profound effect on the choices we make.

Gazing up at the night sky into the vastness of the Universe, exploring ancient landscapes carved by wind, water and ice over millions of years, getting immersed in the intricate details of a mountain wildflower; can all be thought-provoking reminders of the 13.7 billion year journey that has brought us to this present moment.

Transcending by boundaries, belief and circumstance; our uniquely human capacity for awe and wonder allows us marvel at the mystery of this extraordinary Universe and helps remind us of our place and purpose as humans on planet Earth.

Nature Connection

When was the last time you sat around a campfire? Or slept under the stars?

For almost the entirety of human history, we’ve had a direct relationship to the natural world; these days, spending more time indoors, in cities and online, we’re becoming rapidly disconnected from who we are and where we come from. Sometimes we need to switch off the wifi, head outside and get some perspective.

John Muir said “going into the mountains is going home” and we think he was right. Living Alive combines this sense of adventure; hiking, swimming in rivers, making fires, stargazing and wild camping, with opportunities for personal, reflective ‘solo’ time in nature – something we’ve found to be a potent mix.

In addition to the many well documented positive effects on our wellbeing, spending quality time in the natural world, and being reminded of our interdependence with it, can be a humbling and transformative experience.

Meaningful Living

How do we make everyday life more meaningful?

In an age where we have access to endless options for entertainment, convenience and consumption; it’s easy to forget the simple, and often more meaningful ways to engage with the world. It’s no surprise that there’s an emerging movement away from a focus on stuff and status, towards valuing experiences, craft and wellbeing.

Living Alive prioritises the magic of simple, thoughtful living, without compromising on comfort, quality and attention to detail. Carefully chosen accommodation. Authentic local relationships. Seasonal produce from the market. Slowing the pace, engaging all of the senses. Switching off screens and having real conversations. Evenings spent around the campfire sharing stories and eating homemade delicious food.   

It’s often simple things like these that help us to connect with ourselves, each other and the world around us in a more meaningful way.

Testimonials:

“Your kindness, thoughtfulness, knowledge, enthusiasm and encouragement have made this trip so enjoyable. Thank you for making us believe that no matter how distant it appears, every mountain top is within reach!”

– Taf

“Thank you for an amazing trip! Thanks for your patience, your humour, your positive energy, endless enthusiasm and willingness to teach, to talk, to share and to listen. It’s been wonderful.”

– Casey

“This entire trip has reminded me of what is important, and I have not felt so much like myself for a while. I’m looking forward to going home mentally refreshed, and ready to jump back into my life. It has been a great honour and privilege to have you as a guide.”

– Kendra

“Thank you very much for leading us on such a wonderful adventure. Your professionalism was outstanding and I just loved your stories & sense of humour! I will treasure memories from this trip for the rest of my life.”

– Julia H

“Living Alive put together a very special event for us. The location was perfect, the food delicious and the atmosphere wonderful! Rupert and Elle are lovely people to spend time with; you feel completely safe and looked after. I can’t recommend them highly enough."

– Julia M