Netherlands ”Invitation to hear the voice within”
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm - Jul 3 @ 4:30 pm CEST$225 – $290
“My gratitude for the Work That Reconnects keeps growing. A feature that I especially love is how it lets people hear the voice they most need to hear: the voice within themselves. This allows me as facilitator to go into a workshop feeling fresh and open, knowing that I am not there to impose my views or even to inspire, so much as to open connections between and inside people to what matters most to them.” Joanna Macy Letter from Joanna
In this gathering, starting on Earth Day, you will experience the full spiral of the Work That Reconnects. The workshop is given in the Netherlands and also open to English speakers. The workshop is facilitated by Manon Danker.
The spiral offers us a solid and profound framework to explore our deep belonging and care for the world. We start with gratitude and feel the nourishment of this ancient practice of giving thanks. We create a safe space so we can be really present for all the feelings that live inside us and open for our pain for the world. Witnessing and supporting each other in this often lonely place is liberating, empowering. When we see with new eyes we tap into the wisdom of many traditions, our ancestors and kin, we strengthen our awareness beyond our species and widen our experience of time. Here we breathe deep time and deep ecology. In the fourth step of the spiral we harvest our gifts, look deeply at what is needed from us in these times. We let our deep longing speak to fuel us, to be present for the changes we want to see in our daily lives, the world, in honor of all beings.
During the weekend we will integrate the gift of somatic awareness, dance the Elm Dance and give you practices to strengthen your nature connection.
Included in the investment are the course fee, two nights stay (dormitory style, there are also some camping spots if you want more privacy) and all home cooked meals, mainly vegan and of local produce. We stay in a beautiful barn. In the barn there is a common room to relax, a workshop room, a kitchen and there are two sleeping attics. There is a roofed outdoor area and a lovely garden. You will need to bring your own warm sleeping bag and towel. Other bedding (an extra blanket, sheet and pillow) is available.
We start Friday afternoon with soup buffet at 6 pm. The workshop starts Friday 7 pm and also includes the Saturday evening, and will end 4.30 pm on Sunday.
The Barn is well reachable with public transportation, the bus stop is a 1 minute walk away. It is situated in a rural area, with a lovely old herbal castle garden next to it. It is within walking distance of the river Waal.
Exchange: Adults – € 265 standard, € 290 supporting, € 225 supported
We try to make the course as accessible as possible. Therefore we have a small scholarship fund if you need more support. Please be considerate of the investment you can make and whether you apply for the scholarships so they can be used to make this gathering accessible to a wider group of people.
Registration and inquiries are made by contacting Manon Danker: [email protected]