Luminous Youth was founded at the end of 2012 at a dawn ceremony in Byron Bay.
Celebrating a congregation of indigenous elders, youth leaders, global activists
Erica had a deep interest in learning systems since she was a child and now a
One that is alive, fluid, new and respectful to the interconnected web of life that we live within. One that would inspire individuality and creativity, encourage environmental stewardship and allow for harmonious and respectful relationships spanning age, location
Her journey of parenting started with a style fed to her by following patterns of the western mainstream culture. With her first child being born Erica understood a child to be an empty vessel needing information to fill them and ensure they have an understanding of the world. This system of parenting
Delving deep into conscious parenting, psychology, learning, child development and spiritualism she was feeding her heart and mind with
The more she
As she progressed with her learning voyage it allowed for a more peaceful way of relating with more honesty and connection to her children. It was more inclusive and the dynamic felt like they were doing this together; all learning, all on a journey of discovery, all making decisions and choices, and all part of
Looking around her community in 2013, Erica was inspired by the passionate people doing amazing things. She saw an opportunity for Luminous Youth to act as the bridge between creatives, passionate community members, environmental advocates, professionals and the youth of the community.
Luminous Youth has been running events since then. Arts, music, environmental action, spiritual practice, dance and so much more. Whilst embarking on this journey Erica found herself often sharing inspiration for parents too and conducted a range of interviews with people who’ve inspired her along the way.
In 2016 Paul joined the Luminous Youth team, and Luminous Youth welcome the birth of a new family member!.
In 2017 & 2018 Luminous Youth juggled writing, workshops and raising 4 kids, ranging from 16 yrs old to 2 years old. Erica wrote her first e-book published at the end of the year.
Together, we look forward to creating inspiring learning opportunities for the youth and their carers long into the future. Get in touch with us here.