Luminous Youth gives kids & youth the opportunity to explore their true selves. To develop “heart knowing” and journey forward with a nurtured spiritual life. To delve deeply into what inspires them and to develop connections with themselves to ensure lifelong thriving.

We also empower parents and those around the youth to have the tools to know how to facilitate this exploration.

Every human on earth comes with a gift and a passion that is individual to them. It is their gift to the world. And this gift is part of the puzzle for our earth to evolve into a peaceful and creative place.

“TRUST CHILDREN. Nothing could be more simple or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.” ~ John Holt


Erica and Sally Cusack on Bay FM interview author, herbalist and wise women Susun Weed.

Erica's interview on Bay FM about plant intelligence, parenting and Luminous Youth.

Interview on Bay FM with Sally Cusack where Erica shares the Luminous Youth story.

Erica, Robin Grille, Annie Bryant talk about violence in childrens stories. Is it necessary or is it harming?

“Cherish the moment, let yourself be washed by the love and awe you feel toward your child. If you mind is in the garden, you will miss it.” –  Naomi Aldort


I have a passion for truth, beauty & humanity. I see the human being only “Being” such a small percentage of our absolute brilliance and I ask why?

The spiritual journey of conscious motherhood has led me down many paths I never imagined journeying, questioning things I never imagined questioning and finding out truths that have challenged and thrilled me in equal amounts.

I wanted to create this space for the questioner in us all. The part of us that is brave enough to ask, “But why?”. And when the answer doesn’t “touch” us to find the courage to walk the path less traveled. 

Where the Luminous Youth path will lead continues to unfold. I know when I saw the path it looked so beautiful, luminous in fact and that the souls who have been kind enough to share their wisdom in this project are bravely creating their own original paths, new paths………and THAT is a beautiful thing. 
May the energy of this movement touch you xx
Erica Nettle-Chik
Founder of Luminous Youth


Having been involved in coaching children in circus arts, sports and provided workshops on a range of topics since I was 14 I am passionate about providing memorable opportunities for youth that nurture and nourish their physical, emotional and soulful selves. I’ve also done some teaching in formal education environments locally in the Byron Shire and also internationally. 
I’m a qualified yoga teacher & gymnastic coach, hold a graduate degree in Human Resources and have been involved in training in many organisations. I’m passionate about communication methods, delivery and style and aim to deliver workshops through a playful, fun, adaptable, empathic and passionate approach.
The moments that stick in my mind are those where my learning was fun, active and engaging – where we laughed and played and had a great time whilst  absorbing great life-skills and values that are truly important to our human happiness, health and lifelong thriving.
I’m passionate about providing our youth with exactly this.

I know that when we facilitate learning opportunities that are heart-felt and driven by passion the youth welcome the enthusiasm and are eager to immerse themselves in this new learning experience.

I holds a Working with Childrens Check (Number WWC1727072V) and Level 1 First Aid Certificate.

Paul Crebar
Youth Director & Coach of Luminous Youth


Paul being interviewed on Bay FM talking about what he feels about his journey to become a father. He was interviewed whilst Erica was pregnant.

Paul being interviewed after the birth of his daughter. He shares his experience of the birth and the journey of fatherhood in the first year.

Paul being interviewed before Renew Fest about renewing humanity's relationship with the earth through a focus on parenting.

Paul being interviewed on the Men's Show on Bay FM. Providing insights into his travels, his inspirations and the light he wishes to see in more eyes of our youth.

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