Ciclo Sustainable & Kiahkeya present
www.ciclo.org / www.kiahkeya.com -- contact: [email protected] or find Ciclo on Facebook
Introduction to Permaculture and Plant Knowledge Retreat -July 2010 ?Alto Paraíso, Brazil
This course is an introduction to Permaculture and some of its principles. Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies. (Terms where coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, and stands for Permanent Agriculture, or even the broader Permanent Culture).
In this course you will have an introduction to basic concepts of Permaculture such as rainwater harvesting, Agro forestry, Solar Heating of water and ecological construction methods such as Super Adobe and Ferro-Cement. The courses will be taught by João Amorim, Sandesh Antunes and Namaste Messerschmitt.
Plant Medicine ceremonies are offered before and after the workshop. We believe that taking care of the inner world is as important as taking care of the outer world, and there for we think your experience will be strengthened by being a part of those. The ceremonies will be held by Healers Hernado Villa, from the Kofan tradition in Colombia, and his partner Kathi von Koerber from South Africa.
You will be immersed in a 350 Acres Sanctuary, with springs, waterfalls, Mountains, Parrots, Macaws and all kinds of Plants and animals.
Conscious Evolution - Evolve
What is Conscious Evolution?
Conscious Evolution is a new worldview that is now emerging rapidly and garnering worldwide interest and support. It acknowledges that humankind has attained unprecedented powers to affect, control and change the evolution of life on Earth.
In simple terms, Conscious Evolution means that we must improve our ability to use our powers ethically and effectively (consciously) to achieve a positive future (evolve).
Conscious Evolution is a new social/scientific/spiritual meta-discipline. This worldview has progressed from Einstein's early admonitions that humankind cannot solve our problems from the same place of consciousness in which we created them, through noted scientists and philosophers such as Julian Huxley, Teilhard de Chardin, Sri Aurobindo, Abraham H. Maslow, Jonas Salk, to today's social scientists such as Bela H. Banathy, Hazel Henderson, Riane Eisler, Ervin Laszlo, Jean Houston, Duane Elgin, Edgar Mitchell, Ken Wilber, Peter Russell, Elisabet Sahtouris, Don Beck and many others who are building frameworks for practical application in health, governance, education, management, environment, science, the arts and media.
What is Evolver.net?
Evolver is a new social network for conscious collaboration. It provides a platform for individuals, communities, and organizations to discover and share the new tools, initiatives, and ideas that will improve our lives and change the world. Evolver promotes sexy sustainability, yoga glamour, and shaman chic.
Are you an evolver?
Evolvers are hope fiends and utopian pragmatists. We see the creative chaos of this time as a great gift and opportunity to rethink, reconnect, and reinvent. Evolvers appreciate pristine mountains, open source economics, and the precocious laughter of small children. Evolvers belong to the regenerative culture of the future, being born here and now.
Dancing the Universe 2010 Kiahkeya workshops
Dancing the Universe 2010 Kiahkeya workshops
Oneness with the environment lends ease to the flow of chi,
Defined by the poetry of mist, it celebrates change and transitoriness.
Our life is a canvas, it is for us to paint.
The brush stands for the masculine principle, the ink for the feminine.
The yin and yang are the conservation and flow of chi.
Water is important,
it is the ever-flowing resilience of both the Way itself and chi.
Atmosphere and space create a "rhythmic flow...of design;
pliability, endurance, and continuous movement.
Within this movement we find our place in this gigantic universe.
Dance your dance, in this universe.
-- Words inspired by master Painter from China over one thousand years ago, Kuo Hsi
10 Day Intensive Improvisational Nature Spirit Dance Retreat
In combination with Yoga, Amazonian Medicinal Plant Ceremonies and cleansings, dances and prayer circles with the Fulnio indigenous people of Bahia and Sweat lodge purification ceremonies.
At Lua private retreat in the jungle Goias, 4 hours from Brasilia. www.lua.tur.br
Taught by Kathi von Koerber, Hernando Villa and Nancy Eagle Spirit.
Individuals will recieve one-on-one attention to receive purification treatments, healing rituals and plant spirit work for their personal needs. During the retreat there will be 2 or 3 Group medicine ceremonies.
The workshop is designed as an ongoing intensive retreat, where participants are being summoned to participate commitedly day and night. The combination of ongoing explorative dance classes, with traditional healing and initiations of native America traditions and African rituals will support the process of each individuals healing and becoming familiar with their spirit world.
Group Classes, and ceremonies will take place in the morning afternoon and evening, in the Main Kiosk and in sight specific locations. Such as at the nearby waterfalls, white sand river beaches, mountains ravines, Fire dances, animal totem retrieval dance, etc.
Kathi combines techniques of the Japanese Butoh dance form, with Bioenergetics, Tribal Trance dance, African spiritisim, Native American practices, shamanic voice practice, meditation and deep cellular spirit work. Ancient genetic memories are accessed and participants learn to dance in their power, on the crest of their limitations, body mind spirit, and then to utilize this in their daily life. Participants come into deeper understanding of their spirit guides, and their commitment to creative movement in life. Participants will present a solo improv dance, an initiation of sorts at the culmination of the workshop in a sight specific nature location of their choice.
To dance is to be creative physically.
To dance is to take responsibility.
All dance classes are accompanied by live music. REQUIREMENTS: No prior dance experience is necessary. It is open to all levels. A letter of introduction about your interest or previous experience in dance, music and the healing arts is required. Also a written statement on any medical issues.
NSR Meditation / USA
Natural Stress Relief Meditation© is a simple do-it-yourself technique for experiencing a profound state of restful alertness. This inexpensive, easy-to-learn, and effortless program will allow you to sharpen your mind and wash away stress, making daily activities more effective and enjoyable.
On this website, you will discover how NSR Meditation allows you to "dive within" and dissolve accumulated stress, wherever you live and whatever your background. The technique is easy and enjoyable, and we include personal support to answer questions about your experiences by email or telephone.
Quest For Inner Truth
Quest for Inner Truth Retreat Website
Quest For Inner Truth Retreat
Alto Paraiso de Goias
May 22nd till 31st 2010 (inclusive)
This retreat aims to get in touch with your inner truth as well as to access the field where healing happens, and to experience and direct this healing energy to heal yourself, the others and the planet. Fortunately Brazil's purity has not been spoiled, making it the perfect place for such a work. Rivers with many white sand beaches and waterfalls flow through this luxurious forest paradise.
Reality Sandwich is a web magazine for this time of intense transformation. Our subjects run the gamut from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils of new technologies. We hope to spark debate and engagement by offering a forum for voices ranging from the ecologically pragmatic to the wildly visionary (which, to our delight, sometimes turn out to be the one and the same). Counteracting the doom-and-gloom of the daily news, Reality Sandwich is a platform for voices conveying a different vision of the transformations we face. Our goal is to inspire psychic evolution and a kind of earth alchemy.
I embrace yoga as a universal path as well as traditional teachings and practices to cultivate and realize our full potential. Vinyasa is a natural sequence unfolding with creative intelligence - a conscious evolution connecting each moment with unifying breath. We explore embodying and living yoga in full spectrum - sun to moon, wild to sublime, fullness to simplicity, action and being. There is yoga for everyone. Let us know how we can serve your path.
Light the fire " Savor the Juice..Expand the Heart Field "
May all beings flourish and peace prevail on earth...
"The energy that holds up the mountains is the energy that I bow to"
Experience yoga without walls - A yoga community without attitude
An adventure that brings you home to your self
Transformational yoga, healing nature, sacred sanctuaries and yoga tribe: our retreats are life-changing ways to deepen and renew your experience of living yoga. Over the past 12 years, 15 countries and 70 retreats later, the blessed journey continues.
Our unique pilgrimages circle the earth awakening the shakti of living yoga in some of the most sacred places on the planet. Every year, we explore new places while returning to mojo spots that have become part of us.
Thank you to all our friends who have made these retreats amazing experiences. See you down the path!
Official Transcendental Meditation® Website
What is the Transcendental Meditation® technique?
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, natural, effortless process practiced 15?20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. It is unique among techniques of meditation, distinguished by its effortlessness, naturalness and profound effectiveness.
The TM® technique allows your mind to settle inward, beyond thought, to experience the silent reservoir of energy, creativity and intelligence found within everyone?a natural state of restful alertness. During the practice, your brain functions with significantly greater coherence and your body gains deep rest.
White Lotus Foundation
White Lotus Yoga Retreats
The White Lotus Foundation is a 501c3, nonsectarian spiritual Foundation dedicated to the development of the total human being. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Our mountain retreat center over looks the city of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. We are situated in a steep canyon on forty acres in the San Marcos Pass. Through the bottom of the canyon flows the year 'round San Jose creek. This land was once sacred to the Chumash Indians who called it Taklushmon which means the gathering place. The teachings of Yoga have traditionally been shared in powerful and natural settings. Living in close communion with the Earth, in the energies of nature, opens us to the beauty and sacredness of life. Here clarity, meditation and understanding flow spontaneously. We have an ideal and very special location with pure air, spring water, beautiful sandstone swimming holes, hiking trails and plenty of secluded places for silent reflection. We have indoor accommodations and Yurts, as well as campsites under the bay trees, near the waterfall or on plateaus overlooking the ocean.
Throughout the year, the White Lotus Foundation sponsors various retreats which include daily Yoga classes, instruction in asana, pranayama and meditation, gourmet vegetarian meals, hikes, music, dance, ceremonies, discussions on yoga philosophy, diet, nutrition, etc. Retreats to be held are:
* Sacred Breath Pranayama Retreat
* Yoga and Thai Massage Weekend
* White LotusTM Yoga Weekend
* Memorial Day Yoga Retreat
* Labor Day Yoga Retreat
All include opportunities to receive various kinds of bodywork, soak in a hot tub, or just rest and relax. We offer a Personal Yoga Retreat Program on a space-available basis. Personal Retreats are usually limited to Monday - Thursday. More information on any of these programs can be obtained by calling 805-964-1944.