Training programme

iWEEK 2019 "Wild Wisdom: A Journey in (re)Connection" - deadline 31st May!

Organised by Stichting Otherwise Wageningen

Sat 6 July 2019 12:00 until Sun 14 July 2019 15:00

The iWEEK is our summer school inviting students and recent graduates between 18 and 32 to an interactive, residential full-week experience to explore inner sustainability and leadership in the context of major societal and environmental challenges of our time.

The dates have been decided for the upcoming iWEEK summer school edition. We invite you to join us on an adventurous (inner) journey from 6 to 14 July 2019!

This training will be an experimental playground for innovation, interaction and intuition, during which you are introduced to various nature- and community based practices which can shape new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you.

Issues of sustainability are often approached from a technological point of view, especially in Wageningen. However, other voices are growing stronger, raising the issue that the current global crisis is a spiritual one more than anything else. In the end it is our understanding of life that determines how we act and relate to each other or the environment (for more, check links below).

In this week we will take a journey in 'Connection' and compassion to ourselves and our inner wisdom, to others and to the world and the nature around us. What is Connection? What does it mean ‘to be connected’? Why is it important? How do we know when we are connected, and how do we know when we are not? What keeps us from connecting, and what can we do when we do not feel connected? We will question and experience through embodied exercises what this all means to us and what it could mean to the world.

At OtherWise Wageningen, we believe that in order to build a sustainable world, we need to (re-) connect to the web of life: to ourselves, to others and to the nature around us. When we truly connect rather than to separate ourselves, we feel empathy, and from empathy comes the willingness to support and take action that is in line with life, nurturing growth rather than destruction.

= What you can expect =

    • Discovering creative and intuitive methods in personal development, communication, and nature connection.
    • Active and embodied exercises that challenge you to get out of your comfort zone
    • An intimate group process in which we aim to create a bedding in which we can open up to each other
    • Getting in touch with your own power as well as with the power of being together and being in nature!
    • Explore what this all can mean in your daily life and projects. In this journey, nature will be our guide and mentor.

= Who is this training for =

This training week is meant for students and recent graduates between 18 and 32 years old, who are looking for a chance to balance the predominantly rational and individualistic (university) life with a more embodied, emphatic and communal way of knowing, relating and being.

= Location =

We will camp for eight nights in mobile Ecovillage Ppauw, in Wageningen. More info on the location will follow.

= Participation fee =

We apply two different participation fees for this training:
•students: €160
•non-student - regular: €315
Contact us if you really want to join but money is an an issue for you.

= Sign up =

You can sign up via this online form. Deadline to subscribe is Friday, 31st of May, 00:00. A maximum of 20 participants can join. When we receive more subscriptions, we will apply a selection based on criteria like gender, age, educational background, and of course your motivation!

We will soon share with you the day-to-day program. You can follow regular updates via the official FB event page. ​