Monday August 7 – Friday August 11, 2023
Sustainability has become a ubiquitous catch-phrase: we buy food that is ‘sustainably packaged’, source products that have been ‘sustainably manufactured’, and look to create sustainable technology. Beyond products, what does sustainability actually mean? Can we extend the idea of sustainability to imagine sustainable cultures, where people recognize difference and are able to live in peaceful balance? Sustainable rhythms, where the pace and activities of life are proportional between effort and creating, and rest and joy? Sustainable relationships, where love between partners is nurtured and cultivated through the challenges of time and age? Is there one key that connects them all?
The Sustainability workshop explores the deeper meaning of sustainability, proposing a unifying thread that creates a philosophy of sustainability. You will discover tools for making sustainable rhythms, practices, and relationships – with others, your creativity and work, and with nature and Source.
This experiential workshop is based in imagery, dreaming, and movement practices, as well as work with intuition. Situated in nature with fields and rivers, the workshop space itself is active participant in our work, and many exercises will be done with our nature-partner. Time is also our partner, and the workshop includes free-time for your own personal wanderings.
Due to the intimate size of the retreat center, this workshop can take a limited number of participants. Spaces are given on a first-come, first-serve basis, and guaranteed with payment of the deposit.
The Sustainability workshop will be held at the Seminarhaus Taubenblau retreat center in Brandenburg, Stolzenhagen on the edge of the natural Uckermark region, in the Lower Oder Valley National Park, just an hour and a half away from Berlin by train or car. Hilly, with tranquil villages, beautiful hiking trails, and quiet forests, and directly on the canal, the retreat center is beautifully situated for our dreaming work, and for your explorations during quiet time provided throughout the workshop and for possible outings for those of you who might want to arrive early, or extend your stay, and enjoy the region. To get to know more about this beautiful region click here.
ACCOMODATIONS + RATES
Accommodations at Taubenblau include:
- 2 rooms with double beds with private bathroom $1380/person
- 1 room with 2 single beds with private bathroom $1380/person
- 5 rooms with double beds and shared bathrooms $1290/person
- 6 rooms with single beds and shared bathrooms $1236/person
During our stay we will be eating organic meals sourced almost entirely from the gardens at Taubenblau/Ponderosa.
Rates do not include travel.
Address of the retreat: Seminarhaus Taubenblau – Ernst-Thälmann Straße 9, 16248, Lunow-Stolzenhagen
The nearest airport/train station connection is in Berlin. The retreat is located one hour from Berlin by either train or car.
The retreat center can be reached by either train/bus, taxi, or you can rent a car in Berlin.
For those of you unfamiliar with the area, we will assist you in making all your in-country travel arrangements, and help to group participants into shared transportation as it makes sense. Please let us know if you would like us to help you!
To book by train/bus it is possible to book your travel online here: https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/enhttps://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en
You depart from Berlin Gesundbrunnen station and arrive in Stolzenhagen (bei Oderberg) Wendestelle. It is important to choose (bei Oderberg), because there are different Stolzenhagens in Germany. From Gesunbrunnen station in Berlin, which is easily reachable with Sbahn and Ubahn, you take a train to Angermünde. In Angermünde you change and take a bus 463 going to Stolzenhagen (bei Oderberg) Wendestelle. Then it is only a 3 minute walk to Seminarhaus Taubenblau.
To come by taxi, which costs approximately 25 Euro, all the taxi companies are listed here: https://bit.ly/3cm8oWp. The taxi has to be pre-ordered.
30% of total fee is required as a deposit to hold your space in the workshop.
3 months before the workshop 80% of the fee will need to be paid.
The remaining payment will need to be made by the start of the workshop.
EARLY bird discount of 5% if paid in full by March 2023.
Deposit is 100% refundable up to 6 months before the workshop. From 6 to 3 months before the workshop deposit is refunded 50%. No refunds from 2 months before the workshop.
NOTE: Prices are given in USD$. It is possible to pay in Euros. If you are interested in taking this workshop please email us, indicating which room you request. When we reply we will give you the link to pay.