This is not a vacation -

IT'S A PERSONAL GROWTH ADVENTURE.

What this is really all about...

People are waking up - and gathering with others who recognize the only way out of our social, economic, personal, and global issues - is through collective resource sharing. It's time to connect with our inner wild - and build a community. 

 

The world is calling for greater connection, deeper bonds, more meaningful exchanges. As the speed of change and evolution increases, our ability to transform ourselves and build sustainable lives and businesses rests on our Humanness.

 

Our diversity adds richness to ideas, solutions to blocked thinking and insight to what's possible beyond our own limited, individual imaginations. We gain energy when we inspire others, and gain momentum when backed by a collective intelligence.

 

These two events are part of a growing trend around the world to bring together people with skills, talents, knowledge, and personal experiences that will inspire and accelerate not only each individual's personal growth, but the greater Human collective.

 

Using Nature as a platform to expand our thinking of what's possible and ground us in what's True, we'll uncover personal and group potential beyond our wildest imagination.  We'll use OpenSpace - which is also known as Open Conference or Unconference. This way of organizing ourselves is pure magic - and we'll orient you to how it works before you arrive!

Event Sites

 

Chantemerle 

French Alps

2019

 

We'll be close to hiking trails in this cozy quiet village on a ridge over looking the valley. The area is famous for skiing and ice climbing in the winter, but in the summer it comes alive with paragliders, mountain bikers, river rafters and climbers.

 

Matanuska Valley

Southcentral Alaska

starting in 2019

 

We'll be 1 hour from Anchorage but in the heart of a gorgeous glacial valley, next to a lake and extensive hiking trails. The area is famous for it's recreational opportunities in both winter and summer - but without the crowds or traffic!



Price

Alps

 

For 2019 - it's an investment of €1850* Euros.

That covers all food, accommodation, materials, facilitation, activities and equipment for the 5 days we'll be together.

 

All you have to do is get there. 

 

Alaska

 

For 2019 - it's an investment of €750* Euros.

That covers all food, accommodation, materials, facilitation, activities and equipment for the 3,5 days we'll be together.

 

All you have to do is get there. 

 


* German residents, please add 19% VAT - the government wants it's slice of the fun!


"It's wonderful how you created an environment where everything anyone wanted to do was the "right" thing. It was impossible not to feel like one was contributing, learning, and exercising good self-care in the process, whether it meant spending more time journalling, eating another chunk of chocolate, or staying a little longer in an Open Space session. I think this is really the mark of a great coach & community-builder!"  - Peter Kappus


FAQs

 

FRANCE

 

Can I bring my family? The area is 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. There are tons of Airbnb offers, and independent chalets in Samoens, which is the small town in the valley. Just ask Susanne, she'll help how she can.

 

What are the deadlines? First - you'll need to apply. Once you've been invited to join us, registration and payment are needed starting 6 months in advance to secure the location. Don't wait too long after that to grab your flight to Geneva (or book a rental car). Late payment until September 15 will be considered for those living in central Europe. But most important - talk to Susanne to figure out how to make it work. If you're invited in, she'll do everything she can to help you get there! 

 

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 prepare? Once you are registered and paid in full, you'll have an in-take  session with Susanne to set intentions and goals, brainstorm what contributions you can make to the community gathering. Otherwise, just bring your openness, excitement, curiosity and desire to learn. And for clothing - we'll send you a list of recommended items. It's the outdoors. There's no bad weather - just inappropriate clothing...

 

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 you can connect and coordinate before the event!

 

ALASKA

 

Alaska is so far away - can I make it with a family holiday? Yes, of course! The owner of the Canoe Lake Chalet, Geri McCann, is a tour broker - experienced in helping you organize whatever you want to do after the event to get the most out of being in Alaska. A trip to Denali National Park, flight seeing over the glaciers, gold panning, a trip to the Musk Ox farm? Geri McCann is already set up to help you with whatever support you need. Once you're registered, we'll connect you with this amazing resource.

 

What are the deadlines? First - you'll need to apply. Once you've been invited to join us, registration and payment are needed by 6 months in advance to secure the location. Don't wait too long after that to grab your flight to Anchorage. Late registration until August 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 invited in, she'll do everything she can to help you get there! 

 

What do I need to bring? August in Alaska is still pretty nice - 60-70 F/ 18-23 C, with long days and fewer mosquitoes than earlier in the 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 prepare? Once you are registered and paid in full, you'll have a preparation session with Susanne to set intentions and goals, brainstorm what contributions you can make to the community gathering. Otherwise, just bring your openness, excitement, curiosity and desire to learn. And for clothing - we'll send you a list of recommended items. It's the outdoors. There's no bad weather - just inappropriate clothing...

 

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


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