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Eco-Village Design Gathering: A Certified Gaia Education EDE Training


March 9, 2014 - April 5, 2014 Contact

Join us for the annual Eco-Village Design Gathering at InanItah, where we will respond to current global transformation by designing and modeling opportunities for long-term sustainable and evolutionary living. The coursework explores and weaves together the four basic areas of sustainable community development and is certified as a Gaia Education Ecovillage Design Program in partnership with the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

This is a participatory and experiential event. In addition to classroom time, discussions, media experiences, celebrations and rituals, we will take a practical hands-on approach to the curriculum, applying this course to help grow our eco-village. We will show how the Ecovillage Design Education mandala is universally applicable on global, community and personal levels.

Week 1: Social

Community Development
Health & Healing
Personal Development & Leadership
Relationship Awareness & Dynamics
Non-violent Communication
Consensus Process & Decision Making Methods
Personal Empowerment
Local, Bioregional & Global Outreach
Week 2: Ecological

Natural building
Appropriate Technologies
Water & Energy Systems
Permaculture Design
The Tantra of Permaculture
Integrated Ecovillage Planning
Restoring Nature & Rebuilding
Local & Raw Food
Connecting with Nature
Week 3: Economic

Developing Cottage Industries
Barter & Trade Circles
Right Livelihood
Community Banks & Currencies
Alternative Economies
Socially Responsible Enterprise
Economics: A Permaculture Perspective
Legal Structures & Financial Planning
Week 4: Worldview

Holistic Worldview & Whole System Design
Transforming Consciousness
Ancestral Constellations
Shamanism & Eco-Psychology
Vision Quest & Sweat Lodge
Celebration & Ritual
Tantra, Yoga & Meditation
Socially Engaged Spirituality
Spirit Inspired Arts & Creativity
Sacred Geometry
Facilitating Collective Visioning
Yoga, tantra, and dynamic meditations will be offered on weekdays along with weekly Transparency Circles to deepen group intimacy. Everyone will also have a role in supporting the community through meal preparation, clean-up and general chores on the land. One weekend will include the annual InanItah Community Festival where the greater InanItah community including local co-creators are invited to share in celebrating and sharing our cultural gifts.

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Fundacion InanItah, in partnership with Gaia Education and in cooperation with Project Nuevo Mundo present the annual Eco-Village Design Gathering: a Certified Gaia Education EDE Training based on the Gaia Education Ecovillage Design Curriculum – an official contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014. Gaia Education is associated with the Global Ecovillage Network.

Tuition is sliding scale $1300-$1800.
There is an additional contribution of $550 for meals and accommodation.
Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $400.

– See more at: http://www.inanitah.com/learning/events/3rd-annual-eco-village-design-gathering/#sthash.5fN3JLsb.dpuf


March 9, 2014
April 5, 2014
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