Caitlin Horigan

Caitlin Horigan has been a mentor in a wide variety of settings in numerous countries for more than 18 years. She is an advocate of self-directed education and anti-oppression changework. In the fall of 2019, she co-facilitated a semester program weaving together Joanna Macy’s The Work that Reconnects and Bill Plotkin’s Wild Mind model with expeditions, naturalist skills, and nature connection practices.

Caitlin has facilitated both day and residential place-based nature connection programming in the nonprofit sector, public and private schools, summer and after-school programs throughout the unceded territories of Wabanaki and Abenaki people. She is on a journey of reconnecting with her ancestral lineages through deepening relationship with the skills and traditions of her ancestors and the people indigenous to the land she lives with now. Her introduction to tracking, bird language, plant medicine, friction fire, shelter building, scout skills, homesteading and off grid living began when she worked for the Maine Primitive Skills School in 2014.

Caitlin is a Wilderness First Responder, certified in CPR, and pursuing a Recreational Maine Guide license. She has been participating in Helping the Butterfly Hatch since 2018, a mentorship program for facilitators of Self Directed Education. In 2018 she began the multi year Wild Mind Training Program with Animas Institute and in 2019 she completed a graduate certificate in Ecopsychology through Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is also a Forest Therapy Guide. Caitlin is committed to increasing the accessibility of programs she offers and continues to explore how to survive in a capitalist system while doing so.

When she is not working Caitlin enjoys exploring the woods, following animal trails, making medicine, foraging food, creating art, running barefoot, practicing yoga, dancing, and deepening her relationship with the more than human world. Additionally, she is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 yoga teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching experience. You can view her website at