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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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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?

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...

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.

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...

 

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.

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…

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.

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.

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...

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 unce

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...

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...

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...

The Shaman's Journey

04/03/2016 to 06/03/2016

With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldeback | Learn to use the traditional methods of singing, dancing, and drumming to shift to shamanic consciousness, meet spirit helpers and explore the spirit world. Gain power and knowledge for oneself and others, and touch the spirit side of Nature.

With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldeback | Learn to use the traditional methods of singing, dancing, and drumming to shift to shamanic consciousness, meet spirit helpers and explore the spirit world. Gain power and knowledge for oneself and others, and touch the spirit side of Nature. Read More...

Restore and Connect: Schumacher College Winter Week

15/02/2016 to 19/02/2016

With visiting teachers Rupert Sheldrake, Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldebäck, Stephan Harding and Jonathan Dawson | Come and join the Schumacher College community for a week in this dark time of year.

With visiting teachers Rupert Sheldrake, Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldebäck, Stephan Harding and Jonathan Dawson | Come and join the Schumacher College community for a week in this dark time of year. During this week, you can look forward to an evening session on Mind In Nature and a Deep Time Walk through Dartmouth with Stephan Harding, an Earth Talk with Rupert Sheldrake, a shamanic workshop with Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldeback, plus group cooking, yoga and meditation. Read More...

Mind in Nature 2016 - Three Week Intensive

15/02/2016 to 04/03/2016

With Rupert Sheldrake, Stephan Harding, Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldebäck, Shantena Sabbadini and Philip Franses | Today's emerging science is turning the mechanistic view of science on its head, revealing life as intelligent, full of purpose and able to communicate meaningfully.

With Rupert Sheldrake, Stephan Harding, Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldebäck, Shantena Sabbadini and Philip Franses | Today's emerging science is turning the mechanistic view of science on its head, revealing life as intelligent, full of purpose and able to communicate meaningfully. This intensive will look at the evidence through the work of people who are expanding the frontiers of scientific understanding and practical experience in this subject. Read More...