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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Restore and Connect: A Schumacher College Spring Week

09/05/2016 to 13/05/2016

Come and join the Schumacher College community for a week when nature has come to life. You can look forward to a meditations, wild swimming, Yoga, Deep Time Walk and Gaia Theory Session with Stephan Harding, Fireside chat with Satish Kumar, outdoor excursions, knitting, quiet time for reflection and more. Reconnect and experiencing all Schumacher College has to offer at a gentle pace. Read More...


Bioregionalism By Design: How To Generate Transformative Stories of Place

25/04/2016 to 06/05/2016

With John Thackara, Pamela Mang, Joel Glanzberg, Isabel Carlisle and Simon Bradbury | This two-week course will explore the bioregion in theory and practice, and bioregionalism—the growing global movement that advocates the bioregion as a framework for broader social, economic and ecological transformation. Join long-term leading players in the field of systemic and regenerative place-sourced design who will offer design instruments and principles that will enable you to work at this regional level, connecting up many disparate projects and actors into a new narrative and strategy for action. This course is now full, however we encourage you to sign up for our waiting list. Read More...

This course is full.

Living On The Earth – Remembering the Ways of the Ancients

18/04/2016 to 22/04/2016

Jessie Watson Brown & Jane Robertson (The Stone Age Women) and Mac Macartney | Join us for a week in the woods where we learn the primitive skills of foraging, fire-making, wandering and listening, and convene around the hearth, the heart of our community, to traverse together the old tracks and ancient pathways towards living closely and simply in nature. Read More...

Enlivenment and Liberation: Bringing ‘Aliveness’ Back To Our World and Lives

18/04/2016 to 22/04/2016

With Andreas Weber and guests David Abram, Stephan Harding, Satish Kumar, Sarah Corbett and David Bollier (by videolink) | Join us for this week-long exploration of 'Enlivenment' in which we put a new understanding of the world as alive, interconnected, expressive and meaningful, central to our understanding of reality. How can we practice aliveness in all that we do? This is a course for all who want to make 'deep sustainability' possible and find personal and collective liberation through a 'new policy of life'. Just Added: This week includes a workshop called 'Craftivism' that uses craft as a meditative tool in a transformative and gentle way of 'doing' activism. Read More...

Dark Ecology: Into the Depths of a Breathing Planet

11/04/2016 to 15/04/2016

With David Abram and Stephan Harding | How do we create an unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants, and elemental forces that compose this breathing biosphere? Join two of the world's finest ecological educators as they interweave their and our experience of an animate earth. Read More…

Fire In The Heart – Tracking the Poetry of our Lives

11/04/2016 to 15/04/2016

With Jay Ramsay, Peter Owen Jones and special guest Andrew Harvey (Skype) | In times of change, finding our own source of wisdom, intuition and imagination becomes ever more important. As we move into a new year, join us as we explore the practice of poetry and creative writing as ways of accessing our own internal guidance – the poet inside all of us. Read More...


A Mindful Life – Inner and Outer Transition

04/04/2016 to 08/04/2016

With Kaira Jewel Lingo & Sophy Banks | Cultivate attention and learn how to apply mindfulness in all areas of your personal and community life. Each day there will be sessions of yoga, meditation, mindful breathing, outdoor mindful walking, group discussions, eating mindfully (with some part of the meal in silence) and deep relaxation. There will also be regular sessions of InterPlay, a powerful mindfulness tool to grow ease, connection, and wisdom through play. Read More...

Wild and Magical Stories

Stories of the Earth - Listening, Creating, Connecting

20/03/2016 to 24/03/2016

With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldebäck | The course will begin on the day of the Spring Equinox, and during the first evening we will celebrate this turning point of the year together. It is a time of balance, with day and night as equals, and new life about to begin. By opening ourselves to the rhythms of nature, we welcome this springtime energy to inspire our work and ask that creation in Nature combine with the creation of Story. Read More...

This course is full.
Leading in the Midst of Complexity - a short course at Schumacher College

Enterprise Live: Leading in the Midst of Complexity – Three Week Intensive

14/03/2016 to 01/04/2016

With Patricia Shaw, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Robin Murray, Richenda Macgregor, Duncan Passmore, Alex Tempest, Aphra Sklair and Tim Crabtree | Drawing inspiration from ecology, complexity theory and mindfulness-based approaches, participants will explore the limits of mechanistic and instrumental approaches to leadership, and experience new ways of leading in uncertain and unpredictable contexts. Read More...

This course is full.
Shamanism, Peace and Power short course at Schumacher College

Shamanism, Peace and Power

07/03/2016 to 11/03/2016

With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldeback | Explore the dance of peace and power and what the relationship between the two has to offer us from a shamanic perspective - using drum journeying, meditation, singing and working in nature. Read More...