Five Day Residential Workshop Living the Language of Wholeness • Teaching from Wholeness August 2019
Immerse yourself in your wholeness. How you frame your sense of yourself is what you experience. The culture is dominated by parts language: my body, my mind, my pain, my happiness. This work gives you the experience of a whole system framework. I move, I have ideas, I am supported, I am responsive, I get signals to guide me. This simple shift has profound implications for how you experience your system.
The workshop is rooted in you and your well-being. From this experiential foundation we will layer in pedagogical principles that emerge from our explorations.
You will experience and observe aligning living/teaching strategies with new paradigms of human structure, coordination and learning. Living and teaching with language and an approach rooted in these perspectives, that all point to wholeness, serves: Living and Teaching without inadvertently contributing to fear and stress. The difference between saying, "Do that again and make sure I/you ...." versus saying, "Give it another go with the intention and see what happens." or "Great Job" versus "How did that go for me/you?"
How to teach without cheer leading or barking orders. (How to learn without shame.)
Helping yourself and your students develop personal criteria for assessment and artistic choice.
Enhance your/their ability to accurately interpret responses so they, and you, can make informed choices
Your ability to ask useful questions to foster discovery in the student and yourself rather than just telling them what to do.
Your ability to get interferences out of the way so you can get to the art making.
The Details Schedule : IT WAS FABULOUS IN 2018. DATES FOR 2019 TO BE DECIDED SOON. Monday, July 30th thru Friday, August 3rd. 9 AM Monday to 3 PM Friday (If you are staying here you are free to arrive Sunday evening)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will weave 3 to 4 hours of class time and 1 to 2 hours of individual time (You may observe the lessons but it will be one on one work). Wednesday will be a day free of a schedule. It is a day for reflection and synthesis. We’ll have several options for supplemental activities like doing a short paddle down the local creek or visiting a fantastic nearby sculpture garden or a taking an herb walk. I do a lot of fermentation and plant medicine/lotion making. If something like that interests you we can do these. Wednesday we will play by ear.
Accommodations: You are welcome to stay on our land. The house is small. You are welcome to camp. (If weather got terrible, of course you could come on in and sleep in the house-). I am working on seeing if any neighbors might provide an informal air-bnb type situation. There are motels nearby, just not in very pretty places. If you want this option I can send you links. Essentially, If you stay with us the accommodation will be informal and somewhat primitive.
Meals I will provide meals for the 5 days. Since I am not a commercial kitchen and don’t have insurance etc about providing meals, you would be eating as a guest. The meals will be fresh, relatively gluten free (If you have a dietary restriction I am fully comfortable making adjustments. Lots of vegies from the garden and local meat and eggs. Once the group is decided, it might be fun to have each person give me recipe for a favorite dish. I could get ingredients and you could either cook or tell me how. So meals would be an additional way to share.
Costs $ 600
A $250 deposit is due upon registration. This would be non-refundable unless you can find another person to take your spot.