[Santa_Cruz_Permaculture] Art of Mentoring: Creating Resilient Mentors, Village, & Community

Living Mandala livingmandala at livingmandala.com
Wed Jul 27 15:33:17 PDT 2011

Dear Friend,

For anyone looking to deepen their experience as a mentor and trainer,  
and to experience the art and alchemy of what it takes create a  
village... we highly recommend the upcoming Art of Mentoring -  
facilited by Jon Young, the 8 Shields Institute, and a team of  
experienced mentors and facilitators from around the country and world.

This year happening in the Santa Cruz Mountains the second week of  

More Information below.

-Living Mandala

Art of Mentoring

Creating Resilient Mentors, Village & Community

August 14-19, 2011

Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Facilitated by Jon Young, Mark Morey, Lauren Dalberth, David Hage & a  
Team of experienced leaders, facilitators, and educators from around  
the world.

For More Information Click Here

Because it Takes a Village to…
Engage the gifts of our elders
Create essential rites of passage  for our teens
Ensure parents are supported and thriving
Welcome our babies into a world of open arms
Feel deep compassion and gratitude for All of Our Relations
Understand your gifts and how to apply them in service to the people.	

Course Description

The Art of Mentoring is a week-long, experiential, nature based  
program designed to help us remember these old ways and learn to apply  
them to our modern communities. Guided by a team of experienced  
leaders and facilitators from around the world, Art of Mentoring  
participants come together to experience, learn from and co-create a  
joyful, engaged learning community. You will walk away with tools and  
embodied practices of regenerative community design, mentoring  
techniques, deep nature connection, and an amplified passion for  
learning. Deep in all of our roots, there are stories of our ancestors  
living in healthy, regenerative communities—villages where people of  
all ages were in deep relationship with the land, each other, and  
themselves. Our hope is to activate and inspire you to create healthy  
communities right in your own back yard!

The course is taught through group experiential activities, lectures,  
storytelling, and music. We will be both indoors and outside exploring  
in the field.

This is a Family Friendly Event!

Creating a village where the whole family is welcome, supported and  
growing together is an important element to the Art of Mentoring  
culture. In that spirit, there are youth nature connection programs  
for children aged 4-12 and a teen program for youth ages 13-18. Both  
the teen program and the youth program run concurrently with the adult  
program, overlapping for most meals (read further for more information).

Youth Program

The Youth & Kids’ programs include sensory awareness games and  
exercises, earth living skills, native scout skills, arts and crafts,  
music and storytelling, and getting to know the natural world through  
“native eyes.” Children learn these skills and knowledge through  
artful mentoring that taps into their passions and interests.

The Youth Program for children 7-12 old and the Kid’s Program for 4-6  
year-olds make it possible for the whole family to attend the Art of  
Mentoring and is a critical part of the living culture of awareness.  
The children add the spark of playfulness as they interact with  
workshop participants at mealtimes and the evenings. Participants also  
get to witness mentoring at work with children as the children  
explore, imagine and play outside with the guidance of a regional  
network of instructors. The children in turn have an enlivened  
experience of what it might be like to live in a village surrounded by  
adults looking out for them.

AOM Teen Program: Mountains to Sea Teen Rendezvous

The AOM Teen Program is designed to immerse teens in wilderness living  
and adventure. Guided by a team of experienced nature connection  
mentors, the teens will connect more deeply to the natural world,  
their peers and themselves through daily activities including  
primitive skills, tracking, awareness games, scout skills, team  
building, etc.

The week will culminate with an overnight backpack leaving from the  
Art of Mentoring base camp and heading out from the mountains to the  
sea and back again.

Enriching the experience and making it more than “overnight camp,” the  
Teen Program will have connections with a community of elders, aunts,  
uncles, and youth that have formed around the Art of Mentoring. The  
teens will leave with an embodied experience of what it might be like  
to live in a village surrounded by adults looking out for them. They  
will play an important role in bringing back the stories of the  
landscape to the village at large.

Opportunities for Returning Participants!

This year there is a 2nd level experience in the Art of Mentoring for  
folks who have previously attended an Art of Mentoring and want to  
deepen their experience being a mentor for others. This “Ring 2  
experience will include staff guided nature connection and core  
routine activities deepening your capacity to guide others in nature  
connection and core routines. There is a limit of 20 in this program.
For more Information please email: laurendalberth at gmail.com.

For More Information Click Here

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