FAQs

IN GENERAL 

 

Why is it a whole week?  

We've discovered that in order to create intimate and authentic relationships, you need Time. You need time to feel safe, build trust, and then show up in all your unique and wonderful glory. You also will need space to process the things you are learning or have to reflect on more. Ultimately, a full week is the guarantee that everyone not only can contribute to the event, but go deep enough to get past old habits or patterns from our daily lives. 

 

How do I prepare? 

Once you've had an online chat with Susanne to set intentions and goals, we'll brainstorm what contributions you want to make to the community and set expectations. Otherwise, just bring your openness, excitement, curiosity and desire to learn. This is an event among friends, where we are all taking responsibility for ourselves. There is no guru, except the one you bring with you.

And for clothing - we'll send you a list of recommended items. It's the outdoors. There's no bad weather - just inappropriate clothing...

 

Can I bring my family? 

Both areas are perfect for a family vacation, however the time we'll spend together is intense and will be focused on building strong and resilient connections with each other. If you want to build a holiday in before or afterwards, that is totally possible.  Just ask Susanne, she's happy to help.

 

 

THE ALPS - France

 

What are the deadlines? 

We need to secure the location with enough people by August 14th, 2019, so make sure you apply or talk with Susanne by then. There are only 10 spots, so don't wait too long to let someone know you're coming!

 

What do I need to bring? 

Fall in the alps can be warm and wonderful or have a surprise hailstorm with rain and wind. Welcome to the mountains! Clothing that you can layer, a jacket to repel water and wind, a good hat for rain or sun (baseball or safari hats are useful), and good hiking shoes and open sandals for heading out in the boats. Susanne will supply a full list of things to consider once you're registered. Ultimately - weather is unpredictable, so it will be about being resourceful and adaptable in the moment!

 

How do I get there? 

There are several options:

  1. Fly into Geneva and catch a shuttle through Gomassif.com.
  2. Fly into Geneva, meet other participants and drive together.
  3. Drive yourself there!

We'll set up a group WhatsApp channel so we can connect and coordinate before the event!

 

ALASKA - USA

 

What are the deadlines? 

We need to secure the location with enough people by June 1st, 2020, so make sure you apply or talk with Susanne by then. There are only 8 spots, so don't wait too long to let someone know you're coming! Don't wait too long to book your flight to Anchorage. Late registration until June 18 will be considered for those living in the U.S. But most important - talk to Susanne to figure out how to make it work. If you're ready to join us, she'll do everything she can to help you get there!  

 

What do I need to bring? 

August in Alaska is pretty nice, between 60-70 F/ 18-23 C, with long days and fewer mosquitoes than in the peak of summer. Clothing that you can layer, a jacket to repel water and wind, a good hat for rain or sun (baseball or safari hats are useful), and good hiking shoes and open sandals for heading out in the boats. Susanne will supply a full list of things to consider once you're registered. Ultimately - weather in Alaska is unpredictable, so it will be about being resourceful and adaptable in the moment!

 

How do I get there? 

Fly into Anchorage. There are lots of airlines that have direct flights - Condor is one from Europe, for example. Once you are in Anchorage, there will be one shuttle to the location - pick up location will be shared closer to the date. Otherwise, you are welcome to rent a car, ride share or even catch an Über out there. It's hard to get lost on the one highway heading north. Otherwise, Susanne will be there to support you with other questions as they arise.


 

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST - OPEN SPACE... 

 

What is OpenSpace? Also known as Open Space Technology (OST), or Unconference, it's really just an open and unstructured way to host a group of people on a topic. "Open Space is the only process that focuses on expanding time and space for the force of self-organisation to do its thing. Although one can't predict specific outcomes, it's always highly productive for whatever issue people want to attend to. Some of the inspiring side effects that are regularly noted are laughter, hard work which feels like play, surprising results and fascinating new questions."— Michael M Pannwitz, Open Space practitioner.

We'll host a few webinars that will introduce you to how it works, so that when you arrive you'll be comfortable diving in to play and co-create! If you want more information, check it out Here.


"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." 

                                                                                                                                                       -  William Shakespeare