A Taste of Findhorn in Greece

Game of Transformation in Greece

A Taste of Findhorn in Greece

Fabien Barouch and Hanna Morjan, 13 – 20 June, €400,    (Kissos Campus)

Experience the magic of the Findhorn Foundation Community in the Warmth and Beauty of Greece

This Taste of Findhorn week is an invitation to open to the magic of community. We’ll emphasise sharing and caring for each other and the Earth, thereby embodying the change we want to see happen in the world!

Together we will explore many of the tools used within the Findhorn Community and ecovillage which have helped it survive and thrive since 1962. These include Personal Sharing, Meditation, Attunement, Connection and Co-creation with Nature, Permaculture and Ecovillage design. Moreover, no taste of Findhorn would be complete without incorporating ‘Love in Action’ through service in the kitchen and garden.

As you can see, we have a wealth of holistic materials and practices to share with you. However, because each group is unique, together we will adapt the programme to suit the needs and interests of the group.

Game of Transformation Taste of Findhorn

Fabien Leads a Game of Transformation at Kalikalos_

Exploring community inevitably means deepening self enquiry. So this taste of Findhorn week is also about relaxing into a deeper connection with yourself and your place in life, through solo time and through building group consciousness.

We will get the opportunity in this week, to work with these and other spiritually-based concepts developed at the Findhorn ecovillage, in particular through the core Findhorn experience weeks. Therefore, daily sharing circles will be one of our main tools for building group consciousness.

There will be dance, song and visits to beautiful nature spots. Every day includes beach time, enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

We will also have an opportunity to eat out in a traditional Greek taverna and have moments of celebration with villagers from Kissos, perhaps dancing with them on the Village square.

The flow of a typical day at A Taste of Findhorn

Morning: Workshop
Afternoon: Going to the beach, followed by service in the kitchen or garden
Evening: Open for what arises

 

More about the Findhorn Community

Beginning in 1962, Findhorn Foundation and community has evolved from a small group of dedicated pioneers who sought to align themselves with the creative and benevolent forces, seen and unseen, that guide the evolution of humanity, and indeed all life. Now, 60 years on, the community is a founder member of the ecovillage movement, and host to over 800 members and associates living in and around the community. In those years Findhorn has developed a number of unique processes for developing group consciousness, including attunement through guided meditations, focalisation, a way of bringing energies together for a task, and emphasizing that ordinary work can be love in action. All these concepts and processes make up “The Magic of Findhorn”. 

 

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Deep Ecology Workshop

Tamara Alferoff

Deep Ecology with Tamara Alferoff

Deep Ecology is the Art of Living in Peace Through Climate Chaos, Personal & Social Challenge

8 – 15 August 2020, from €500    

Dear Seeker: You’ve landed here for a very good reason! This week introducing, emphasising and embracing  deep ecology will challenge you, nurture you, grow you, pamper you, recognise you in all your humanity. It will, in effect, meet you!

Perhaps you  have become aware of a growing need for Resilience, Resourcefulness and Connection in this global climate of alienation. Consequently you may experience needs for belonging, purpose and meaning, in other words, a sense of tribe.

This deep ecology week is an invitation to join with me in an exploration of how we can weather the storms that rage around us. Such storms may lie within our heart or our psyche. However, they may seem to be in our society, in our relationships, or in global climate chaos. How can we bring our creativity, intelligence, love and wisdom to bear on these issues? Let us tune in to what is being called up as Deep Ecology unfolds moment by moment in the Now.

deep ecology women

Every day we hear of species extinction. Deep ecology teaches us to tune in to different life forms. Moreover, it  invites us to  access other ways of knowing and to  become more comfortable with uncertainty and helplessness. Working together we’ll grow resilience, resources and affection. Moreover, we will discover new, transparent ways to communicate. In addition, we will laugh a lot, wail some, dance, play, relax, sing and shout.

Dreamwork, Archetypes, Voice Dialogue, Constellations, Inner Child, Creative Art & Movement, together with The Work of Byron Katie, Joanna Macy, Jem Bendell and Arnold Mindell will be our tried and tested resources.  With the help of these concepts we will move forward in this essential Inner and Outer Journey.

Deep Ecology is about Love, Leadership, Relationships, Mother Earth

Everything is unfolding around us just as it should. It may not appear that way! Each of us can lose our sense of trust, generosity, rightness, and love when everything seems to be collapsing around the world. As a result, we may become contracted, closed down, fearful, depressed, or angry.

When we cast blame around like flame-throwers, we burn ourselves in the process. Our parents, partners, offspring or friends may appear to be the agents of our pain. Alternatively, we  may focus on politicians (ours and theirs), arms or pharmaceutical dealers.

Be the Change You Want

deep ecology group

Looking for satisfaction, love and joy, some of us might seek solace in games, shopping, substances or sport,  Consequently, we cut ourselves off and become isolated, unhappy and lost. We band together in protests and marches. We campaign for this side or that.

Deep ecology may sound like hard work, too heavy, serious, and you’re wanting some light relief from the travails of daily life. We promise this will manifest as if by magic, courtesy of our unique location on Mt Pelion, Greece. Mythical Mt. Pelion offers its timeless healing power, the legacy of Chiron the Wounded Healer.  The abundance of Medicinal Herbs, the crystal clear waters that cascade all summer long through the forest and down enchanted mossy canyons are part of that magic.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Each afternoon you’ll be free to relax, snooze, socialise, wander the forest trails, or to make your way down to the sparkLING Aegean with its traditional villages, hospitable tavernas, useful shops, and clean, unspoilt beaches for blissful frolics in the waves.

The community that we create together is woven over the days by sharing in the general tasks of cooking, garden care, and clean-up after meals. Volunteers and Staff also provide mindful, warm support, and many of us have built deep & lasting friendships over the years.

I will be available by appointment for some days after the week for 121 training & support.

Love always,
Tamara

Talk to Tamara

Email: tamara.alferoff@me.com

Mob:  +44 79 4647 60 48

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Dreams to Reality Workshop

Love workshop Dorota Owen

Dreams to Reality, 27 June – 4 July 2020 with Dorota Owen, €450

The Source of Inspiration is Within You

Dreams to Reality is the title of this workshop because these are the ingredients in any graceful transformation. We will use the tools of games, processes, art, music, dance, and reflection. With their aid, we intend co-create a fun-filled week which will nourish and inspire you. You will go home feeling nurtured, refreshed and re-energised.

Listening to the Whisperings of our Souls

dreams to reality

Many of us have heard the whispering of our souls, telling us this is not the right path, or that there is something else we are meant to do with the lifetime we have left. Those whisperings can manifest as an illness or as a breakdown in relationships, as sadness or stress. Whatever is going on which causes us pain, is telling us to pay attention.

Some underlying message needs to be heard. In this week together, we will be listening to one another in a deeply supportive field of presence,  allowing the whispers to be heard.  We will give them our full attention in a loving and generative context. We will spend  integrative time in nature, alone or with others, as we choose. By the end of this week together, you’ll  be ready to go back into the world with a renewed sense of purpose, You will have the knowledge about your next steps and and a desire to bring your dreams into reality

Dreams to Reality: Our daily schedule

We will meet every morning as a group to choose how we will connect with ourselves and each other to make the most of our time together , then in the afternoon we will spend time in nature, in the forests or at the beaches or walking through the mountain paths of Pelion. In the evenings we will gather for dinner at the centre , eat one night at a local taverna and mingle with our community under the ancient trees of Kissos village.

Our final evening will gather together our stories, songs and reflections around the fireplace , ready for our return home the next day

 

For More Information About this Workshop

Contact Dorota Owen dorotaowen@icloud.com

Website: www.dorotaowen.com

mob ++44 781 345 5152


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About the Leader: Dorothy Rosser

Dorothy Rosser Families holiday

Dorothy Rosser Families holiday

Dorothy is head of voice for acting at the Institute for Contemporary Theatre, Sussex University.
She has been teaching voice for 20 years, in Brighton, London and internationally. She has also worked in celebratory arts with Brighton based company, Samesky for 18 years, working in schools and in community groups to create parades and public celebrations.

She has run family weeks 3 times a year at Monkton Wyld Court, a holistic education centre, for 10 years, facilitating creative holidays for adults and children. She has an egalitarian approach to holding groups and workshops together, creating a fun, safe and non judgemental environment. Contact dorothy@thevoicebox.org.uk   Telephone: 07905 686198

 

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Family Holidays in Greece II

Dorothy Rosser Families holiday

 A Fun Filled Family Holiday for Single and Couple Parents with Kids,  1 – 8 August

Doroty Rosser  €400,   (Children age 8 – 12, €200, age 4 – 7, €100)     (Kissos Campus)

Come and Enjoy Creating Authentic Holistic Community Near the Cozy Kissos Village!

Join us at the Kalikalos Kissos Campus in the lush nature of Pelion mountain, overlooking the amazing blue Greek sea. You will have time for sun and sea, walking and relaxing. During our family holiday there will be time for sharing conversations, listening to music or simply enjoying the natural silence.

What will we do?

Each group is different and the activities can change depending on the ages of the children and the different needs of the parents and children, therefore affording us a flexible programme. Our community rhythm helps everyone to feel relaxed.
There are the times for community clean-up, cooking and gardening together. There are times at the beach and there is time to simply be.

It is our intention to design the activities of the week with your input so we can be flexible and responsive to the needs of the group. So although there is some structure and routine, there is also lots of room to create the kind of holiday that you want and need for you and your family!

Come for a creative, nourishing, inspiring and fun family holiday!

Mornings

In the mornings after a buffet breakfast we begin our day gathered together in a circle where we may start with a song, some stretching movements and a game. We will discuss the outline for the day ahead. During the course of the week activities may include storytelling, puppet making, lantern making, family yoga and dancing, exploratory walks to the nearby water falls. We can enjoy singing and theatre games.

At 1:30 we have a buffet lunch together, after which the Centre provides us with transport to the beach. On some days we may take our lunch in picnic boxes and go earlier to the beach.

Afternoons at the Beach

Here there is natural shade for the younger children and those of us who don’t need any more wrinkles. The sea is warm and clear and perfect for paddling, swimming and snorkelling. Time to rest, bathe, relax or play.

Evenings

After a vegetarian dinner and the clean-up “party”, in which everyone helps out according to a rota, the late evenings are quiet times. You may sit around the table and chat to your new friends, go on moonlight walks through the forest or simply hang out in the village cafes.

On Tuesdays we all go out for a taverna meal together (€14 price not included) to taste typical Greek food and where we may meet guests and participants from one of the other two Kalikalos campuses.

The last Thursday before departing we organise a cabaret with amusing children skits, songs, improvisation and dance. You can participate as much or as little as you like in the celebration. If you wish to bring musical instruments or other props for your sharing that would be great!

Kalikalos Community

The community of Kalikalos is very special in that you as participants, help to make it.

There is a strong connection between the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and Kalikalos Centres in Greece. A main intention is to put love into action, to connect with nature and to create community through work and play together, adults and children.

It is most importantly the people who make Kalikalos the experience that it is, and we can’t wait for you to join us and to share in the discovery of the magic of this place.

Note that there is a 10% discount for booking both Family weeks at Kissos campus.

Contact the Leader at:

Email: Dorothy Rosser <dorothyrossa@yahoo.co.uk>

Tel 00 44 7905686198


This week of 1 – 8 August is the second of two consecutive family weeks at Kalikalos Kissos. (The first week is described here.)  There is a 10% discount offered if you attend both weeks.

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About Joan Wilmot & Robin Shohet

family holiday Greece

family holiday Greece

Faciltators Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot finally got married in on the beautiful Greek island of Skopelos after being together for 38 years (see photo).  They are psychotherapists, couples therapists, group workers, reflective practice supervisors and coaches. They have been running groups for over 40 years and live half their time in London and half in Findhorn, a spiritual and intentional community in the northeast of Scotland.  They have four grown up sons and two grandchildren.  They are both learning the accordion and Joan is learning Greek very slowly.  They are part of two improvisation drama groups and are keen to bring this to the familyexperience week. 

 

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Family Holiday in Greece I

family holiday Greece

A Fun Filled Family Holiday For All Ages

Joan Wilmot and Robin Shohet,  25 July – 1 August,  €400,   (Children age 8 – 12, €200, age 4 – 7, €100)     (Kissos Campus)

The Family holiday week  is a place for families any kind of family, nuclear family, extended family, be they grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins as well as husbands and wives, single parent families, blended families, step parents step children, adopted children neighbours, friends…

Each family group will be held in a family constellation and appreciative inquiry framework and have the opportunity to cook together and garden supported by the community we create together.

Appreciative inquiry and family constellations (Lots of stuff about them on the Internet) are ways of looking. They will be a major part of our lens and container for the week. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) says we can either look at our families and ourselves ‘as problems to be solved’ or ‘as mysteries to be embraced’. Which makes you smile? We will start the week with asking each family member what works in your family; share a ‘sparkling’ moment from your time together.

The days will include walking in the mountains and bathing in the waterfalls, exploring the beautiful Pelion peninsula and going down to the wonderful beaches of Damouchari, Papa Nero and Plata. There will be options for improvisation drama, poetry, music and an introduction to the Greek language and whatever wishes, interests and talents people bring with them. We meet on the first morning to create the week together.

Come for a creative, nourishing, inspiring and fun family holiday !

What Will we Do

Each group is different and the activities can change depending on the ages of the children and the different needs of the parents and children, therefore affording us a flexible programme. Our community rhythm helps everyone to feel relaxed.

There are the times for community clean-up, cooking and gardening together. There are times at the beach and there is time to simply be.

It is our intention to design the activities of the week with your input so we can be flexible and responsive to the needs of the group. So although there is some structure and routine, there is also lots of room to create the kind of holiday that you want and need for you and your family!

Contact the leaders for more information:

Email: Joan Wilmot <joan.wilmot@cstd.co.uk>

Website: https://www.cstdlondon.co.uk


This week of 25 July – 1 August is the first of two consecutive family weeks at Kalikalos Kissos. (The second week is described here.)  There is a 10% discount offered if you attend both weeks.

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Nonviolent Communication and Movement

A Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Movement Retreat

4–11 July 2020 with Tracy Seed, €520  (Kissos Campus)

A NVC holistic holiday for those with a Foundation in Nonviolent Communication

For a week we live together in a community setting in the small mountain village of Kissos. We reflect, create, let go, relax, heal, restore, play, move, dance Biodanza and experience life together – transforming from the inside out!

Overview of the week

Mornings – Workshops | 9.30am – 1pm

We will work with various themes to explore how we connect in our relationships at work and at home.
There will be ample opportunity for NVC practice, meditation, biocentric movement and postures.
Working alone, in pairs, small groups and as a whole group we will:
  • Develop our empathic presence, listening, and understanding
  • Bring somatic awareness to our triggers whilst working with self-compassion
  • Befriend our inner critic, anger and shame
  • Express ourselves authentically without insulting others
  • Be with conflict using a dialogue process to support us
  • Collaborate and make decisions together
  • Practice appreciation and gratitude

Afternoons – Beaches and Waterfalls | 2-5pm

Afternoons are kept free for you to explore and enjoy the local area. Including, outings to places of interest, visits to the beach, mountain hikes and swimming in the freshwater pools at the foot of waterfalls.
An opportunity for rest, relaxation, growth, learning, discovery, nourishment, friendship, community, movement, fun and beauty

Evenings – Biodanza and Tavernas | 6pm-late

We dance Biodanza a couple of evenings  in a beautiful forest dance space at the Annilo campus. We will embodying feelings of wellbeing, strengthen our inner resourcefulness, reconnect with the vital energy needed for life and celebration so that we can truly feel each moment of life.
Creator, Rolando Toro Araneda, says “Biodanza is basically a re-education in lov

Read and listen to some testimonials.

Do you want to BE more fully YOU, to let go of layers and that no longer serves you?

Go here for more information about the Kissos campus, Pelion and Accommodation

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Spirit of Findhorn in Greece

barbara swetina music

Sun, Sea and the Spirit of Findhorn in Greece

Open to Love, Change the World

Barbara Swetina and Fabien Barouch, 5 – 12 Sept, €450    (Kissos Campus)

An Introduction to the Essence of the Findhorn Community

barbara swetina music

This Spirit of Findhorn in Greece week is an invitation to let go of limiting beliefs, open to love and become the change you want to see happen in the world!

Meditation, love in action sessions and walks in nature will complete the program. We will for instance visit the oldest tree in the region, more than a thousand years old, dive into clear waterfalls in the region and swim every afternoon in the pristine waters of the sea. There will be also the possibility to play the Transformation Game, a tool for self reflection and realisation which was created in Findhorn

We invite you to join a multi-generational, inter-cultural group of fellow pilgrims who are willing to learn, share and mutually support each other during this special week. Bathed in the wonderful sunshine of Greece we will apply spiritual principles as they are used in the Findhorn community in Scotland and practice sustainable living in our daily rhythms, while deepening our connection to Spirit, to others and to all of life.

Music, song and dance will often be woven into our activities, creating a lively and joyful atmosphere and a sense of instant community in keeping with the Spirit of Findhorn. Dances of Universal Peace, Circle Dance and Sacred Harmony Songs honour different spiritual traditions and combine chanting and simple movements with live music to open the heart. There may be sing along music nights in the village taverna or greek dancing on the Kissos village square, sheltered by the old trees.

spirit of Findhorn

Barbara Swetina, a gifted musician, and Fabien Barouch, an experienced facilitator, are both longstanding members of the Findhorn community. They are inspired to share the most powerful yet simple tools they know for living in harmony as one human family on our beautiful planet Earth. Barbara and Fabien regularly lead guest weeks in Findhorn, but this is the first time they are offering this program in Greece. Come and join us for this joyful and transformative week!

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Akashic Records Workshop

Saysay Woman

Transformation with the Akashic Records, 20–27 June 2020 with Vicky Sweetlove, €450-600

Akashic Wisdom is a journey of self discovery and transformation and change working in the Akashic Records of yourself and others.

On this Akashic Records workshop you will know how to let go of the patterns that no longer serve you and listen to your heart and not your head, the ego which chatters to us all the time. We can then be more thoughtful and guided in our outlook for ourselves and others around us

You will learn to take more notice of the messages from nature and the synchronicities that you are shown every day that can help to inspire you on your true journey to be passionate, loving and givng in order to be fulfilled in your life.

Knowing you can change the past

You will be doing “mirror work,” looking deep into your body. In addition, you’ll work with a timeline of your past, present and future. This work helps you to identify your shadowside. Carl Jung calls the Shadowside “90% pure gold”. Working in your own Akashic Records with Akashic wisdom we delve into past life experiences and childhood traumas. We discover what is inherited in our DNA and our ancestry since all have an affect on our lives.

Akashic records group

The work with the Akashic Records will help you to understand the shadowside and accept it with love. In that way we come to understand other people’s conflicts and problems. This  heart centred approach makes us grateful for our own blessings in the lessons we will be learning from the shadowside.We are able then to release our “poor me scenarios” as we see  our  journey one of self discovery, We are able then to let go of limiting beliefs and values that we have all been taught since childhood.

We will be painting, crafting a ladder of life and doing journeying meditations as well as working with a partner. Come and join us for a fun transformative week in the Akashic Records.

For More Information About the Akashic Records

Contact Vicky at <vickysweetlove@yahoo.co.uk>

Website: www.vickysweetlove.com

mob +)44 7885 945008,  +44(0)1279 654129


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