Five Day Residential Workshop Retreat 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 time together will have a feel of a retreat in that your are nourished with fresh food from the garden, time to be quiet in nature, opportunities for 'add-on' play like wandering an amazing local sculpture garden. We have an infra-red sauna you can enjoy anytime. This is learning environment that is recuperative as well as inspiring.
The Details Schedule: Thursday night to Tuesday afternoon August 8 to 13. Thursday, August 8th at 6 PM - for a meal and welcome session Ends Tuesday, August 13th 3 PM
Welcome evening will be a meal and evening session. Full Days 1, 2 and 4, 5 Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday 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). Day 3 - Sunday 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. Sunday we will play by ear. See below for sample schedule.
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. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A CAT AND A DOG. Both are friendly and lovely presences. But in case you are allergic this option may not be possible.
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.
Class Limit 6
If you would like to bring this workshop to a custom group or location please contact me. Fee adjusts to situation.
The Language of Wholeness Mandala This mandala visualizes the interplay of elements of our wholeness that form the foundation of this curriculum.
The Living the Language of Wholeness residential workshop is built around this curriculum. Each of the four working days will be organized around two of the fundamental unifying metaphors from the Patterns of Joy • Perspectives of Health Sequence. Sample schedule First Evening - We gather and share a meal. We take time to meet and share our purpose in coming together for this work. Why are you here? What do you want to experience, learn, allow this week? How do you want to meet the week? What ‘extra’ activities do you want to do: fermentation, lotions, wild food walk, tinctures, sculpture garden visit, kayak, pottery tour, birding, making idlis?
I will present the context and framework for the week. The premise and purpose of Language of Wholeness.
We will set-up job sharing (elf teams) for those staying in my home and other nuts and bolts. The daily schedule (days one, two, four and five) will gently follow the pattern below. Day three is a pause day – extras, field trips, co-creative collaborative learning time. 8:30 Gather – locate, check-in, begin 9:00 Wholeness in Motion – The developmental, structural, sensory, root organ/gland explored. 10:15 Break 10:30 Paradigm – Presenting the overview and details of one of the four fundamental paradigms of the work each day: Suspension System, Coordinating System, Adaptive System and Response System 11:00 Deep Play – Space/time/force, Perspective covered using exploratory processes to experience the heart of the work. This is a time to contribute processes you use to set up experiences for your teaching. 12:30 Lunch 2:00 Lessons – Pedagogy - Each person gets at lease 3 – 30 Minute lessons and participation in LearningMethods™ class 4:30 Break for the evening – possible one evening LearningMethods™ class The idea for evenings off is to give you space to process, reflect and integrate the days experience.
Wholeness in motion™ • Babette Lightner
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