March 9 - April 5, 2014

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

    Join us for the annual Eco-Village Design Gathering at InanItah, where we will respond to current global tranformation 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
    • Sweatlodge

    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 a Cross Cultural Workshop Day where the greater InanItah community including local co-creators are invited to share in celebrating and sharing our cultural gifts.

    Primary Facilitators

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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.