Invitation to a learning journey

INNER PATHWAYS TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY

Invitation

Regenerative responses to the current state of the world.
How do I engage?

 


 

This Event has changed into an online learning journey.

The selected participants will receive more information from the team.

 


8-days residential course in Hungary, 2nd – 10th May 2020

Faced with the world’s ecological crises, social injustice and climate emergency, many of us are searching for an appropriately healthy response; a response that feels meaningful and inspires a sense of peace, contribution and interconnection.

Some may find it in various forms of activism, some in education, in lobbying and campaigning, some in spiritual practices – yet many find it overwhelmingly challenging to face this situation, find a response that feels adequate. “It’s not enough”, “It’s too complex”, “I have no energy anymore”, “What difference does it make..?”.

Healthy response requires going beyond old patterns and mechanisms that are more recreating the problem than bringing solution.

As a result, many new movements and approaches are emerging toward cultivating a better world such as Sacred activism, Regenerative Cultures and Deep Ecology; all of which recognise the necessity to transition towards a wholistic, all-life-sustaining society aligned with inner work and outer action.

 

THE LEARNING JOURNEY

The design of this learning journey is aligned with the approaches mentioned above. It aims to support us explore both our inner pathway, and a shift towards a healthy sustainable response to the current state of the world – a strengthening of our capacity to face it with peace, resilience, creative power and meaningful action.

IT WILL SUPPORT US TO:

  • Cultivate practices to nourish and sustain us and our community
  • Connect to our inner source of action in service for all life and act upon it
  • Explore existing frameworks, movements and approaches working towards creating regenerative cultures
  • Deepen a sense of belonging to a wider community of people taking actions on behalf of the Earth

 

WHEN, AND HOW?

Between March and June 2020 we invite you to:

  • A face-to-face meeting with a community of learners from the same country in March 2020
  • A two-hour online meeting with a community of learners from the same country in April 2020
  • An eight-days residential training course in Hungary from 2nd to 10th May 2020 (includes arrival and departure days)
  • A face-to-face meeting with a community of learners from the same country in May 2020
  • Regular individual journaling, personal practice and online learning.

 

METHODOLOGY

The methodology will be based on principles and values of non-formal education:

  • Experiential learning
  • Addressing different learning styles
  • Variety of learning settings (indoor/outdoor)
  • Diverse nature, art and body-based techniques
  • Group atmosphere supported peer learning
  • Safe and inspiring learning space
  • Learners co-create their learning process

We will use practices based on:

  • The Work that Reconnects
  • Mindfulness
  • Natural Cycles and Medicine Wheel
  • Way of Council
  • Social Presencing Theater and other embodiment techniques
  • Integral Ecology
  • Theory U

This educational process will be accompanied by qualitative research focused on the impact of regenerative practices and regenerative cultures through inner sustainability and (outer) actions.

By participating in this learning journey, we have a chance to contribute to this deeper inquiry. Data in the form of transcripts of interviews, notes, pictures and recordings will be collected during the full length of the journey and participants will have the option to review the collected data or withdraw their contribution from the research if necessary.

 

WHO IS ORGANIZING THE JOURNEY?

Seven organisations from six countries of the “Inner Pathways Toward Sustainability” project:

 

IS THIS A JOURNEY FOR YOU?

This learning journey is open to everyone who feels called by this invitation and:

  • Is living in one of the six partner countries of the project: Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Latvia, Italy, United Kingdom.
  • Is engaged in looking for responses to the current state of the world; be it as an educator, community organiser, activist, scientist, spiritual practitioner, artist, leader of community based on ecological principles, etc.
  • Is willing to contribute to the research study
  • Can commit to all elements of the learning journey, from March to June 2020.
  • Is ready to embark on this journey with an open mind and heart

 

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

  • 200 EUR standard donation
  • 125 EUR lower-wage donation
  • 350 EUR supporter donation

Costs of travel, food and accommodation are covered by the EU Erasmus+ Programme.
If finances are an obstacle for you, please get in touch with us to discuss alternatives.

 

INTERESTED?

Send us your application: http://bit.ly/InnerPathways_application by January 31st 2020.
For more information contact Ági at pandoraegyesulet@gmail.com

 

FACILITATORS

Helena Kosková, Czechia

Helena is active in the field of education, nature guiding and facilitation of group processes and rituals within the Natural Spirit platform. She works with individuals and groups also as a psychotherapist using body and emotions based method Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor. Her third working focus and passion is gardening. You can often find her walking, exploring pilgrimage as a tool for learning, development and change, or rippling collective wisdom in a circle within Way of Council practice.

Ági Berecz, Hungary

Ági has worked in environmental education since 2004, establishing and leading the Eco Corner environmental educational programme. Being inspired by ecopsychology, deep ecology and the path of yoga, her interest has been shifting to personal transformation towards a life-sustaining society. She lives in a Hungarian village, teaches yoga, studies integral psychology and above all is the mother of two young girls. Mother Nature is a European project she set up with colleagues to support personal transformation of mothers. On behalf of Pandora Association she facilitates workshops based on Joanna Macy’s group work, the Work That Reconnects.

Kasia Stepien, UK

Currently involved at ASHA Centre for sustainability and transformative, holistic education, Kasia has been active in facilitating learning processes in non-formal education, social change and personal transformation since 2012. Passionate about contributing to the global shift towards regeneration, she is certified dance meditation facilitator, environmental activist and mindfulness practitioner, currently training in the Work That Reconnects and Inner Transition through nature connection. In workshops she facilitates, Kasia weaves together her passion for embodied practices, nature and community building, inspiring mindful re-connection with self, others and the Earth.

Peter Hofmann, Austria

With his expertise on designing and facilitating learning spaces for small groups (teams) up to big groups (conferences), Peter has worked over the last 15 years for governmental institutions as well as civil society organisations. With his company LIMINA – Learning in Transition Peter is focusing on change and transition processes. Inspired by the Theory U he has started several years ago to engage in and with mindfulness. After some courses in this area he has found the world of education as the main application field for his work with mindfulness – targeting teachers but also parents. Since 2018 Peter is a trained facilitator of the embodiment practice Social Presencing Theatre.

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