Introduction to Nature Awareness and 8 Shields

What if we deeply felt our connections with nature and life in every moment of our days and in every action we take?

To create truly life-sustaining and life-regenerating cultures and places – as Permaculture and other movements aim to do – we as humans need to nourish and become aware of these ever present connections.

Over several decades the Nature Awareness movement has worked in many countries to help people find this awareness again. And to help children grow up with that awareness. To remember the network of connections we have with the rest of nature. Through rediscovering these connections, a model for connecting people to nature evolved. It is based upon existing patterns in nature, patterns like the times of day, the seasons, the growth patterns of trees, human stages in life, and human stages of growth.

This model is called ‘8 Shields’ and teaches us how to connect people with people, people with nature and people with themselves. It is a model for rebuilding nature loving communities, re-invent nature loving cultures.
By stepping into this model of what culture does, we get a deep sense of how we can live regeneratively on the earth.

On the 8th of June, Judit and Bram will share the deep wisdom of the 8 shields and invite you to dive into Nature Awareness.

Do you feel called to help children and adults to reconnect with nature?

Are you engaged in creating a culture that appreciates and regenerates life?

Do you want to weave strong communities in your daily life and work?


Who will be facilitating this course?

Judit Bartel is a Permaculture designer and teacher. For the last ten years Judit has focused her work on establishing and further developing the Permaculture Academy in Germany, creating new formats and support structures for the Diploma pathway. Being trained in adult education and cultural anthropology, she has been exploring how vivid and transformative learning pathways can be facilitated and what empowers people to become co-creators of life regenerating cultures. Her Nature Awareness training and Mentoring with Elke Loepthien and courses with Jon Young have enriched her work and life deeply.

Bram van Overbeeke is a Permaculture designer and just starting out on his teaching journey. He has been involved in environmental activism and permaculture for over ten years and is a life-long student of his biggest teacher, nature. Having gained his experience in the field, he now puts his actions into words and aims to teach what he has learned. In the past year he has become involved in the Nature Awareness movement and has studied Eco-psychology, working to translate his experience into a compassionate, culture building story for the future.

Further information:

The event will take place on Saturday the 8th of June.
Arrival will be between 9 and 9:45. The event starts at 10:00 in the morning and finish at 20:00, with an invitation to stay longer and socialize for those that are able.
Location: PLUCK, Corinth, Attica. The exact directions to the location will be communicated in the emails leading up to the course.
Language:  English
Both lunch and dinner, coffee and tea will be provided. Everything will be vegan and organic with vegetarian options.
For us to give this course and share good food we ask you to consider a price between 35 and 55 Euro’s. If this price is an obstacle to you attending this course, please contact us and we will figure something out ^_^

Come and join us in exploring how the 8 shields can inspire and transform your work and your engagement with the world!

Register here.

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