Connections

 

CONNECTIONS  – Cowichan – Path 1 – Sun. Aug. 8 – Sun. Aug. 15, 2021

CONNECTIONS for MEN – Path 1 – Sat. April 24 – Sunday, May 1, 2021

CONNECTIONS – Ontario – Path 1 – Friday July 30 – Sat. August 7, 2021

CONNECTIONS Fall Weekends – Online- Path 1- Oct  1-3, Nov 5-7, Dec 2-5

Each person is born with unique talents, challenges, and life intention.  While life brings us experiences by which we learn, stepping onto a conscious path of development enriches our gifts and connects us to the new for the self, the other, and the world.  Connections develops capacities of individual learning and ongoing transformation.  The program is for personal and professional development. Connections can be be offered in 3 one-week intensives or a series of 10 weekend sessions.  We welcome enquiries.

THREE PATHS OF LEARNING

  • Path 1 – Sevenfold Learning  – Practicing transforming knowledge into new wisdom
  • Path 2 – The Path Inward – Awakening to karma and destiny
  • Path 3 – Creative Spiritual Research  – Co-creating the new in the self and world

The Sevenfold Path

Learn and practice the sevenfold path that moves from self knowledge to a wisdom-filled worldview and onto newly awakened creative forces for life.  Movement and Watercolour Painting.

The Path Inward  

Step onto the path of karma and experience how your past is both holding you back and leading you forward.   Remember your destiny intention, which has the potential to transform your moon karma into sun karma. Movement & Pastel Exercise

Creative Spiritual Research

We were once naturally in communication with the spiritual world.  As we evolved, we lost this connection and can now cultivate our relationship consciously through our interests, intentions, and initiative.   Become a co-creator with spirit and live into your unique destiny. Speech & Clay Work.

Connections Cowichan  – Path 1 – August 8 – August 15, 2021

This program is offered in 3 – 1 week intensives in the Cowichan Valley area on Vancouver Island, B.C.  

Path 1 – Sunday, August 8 – Sunday, August 15,  2021

Path 2 –   March 2022 – Dates TBA

Path 3  – Summer 2022  Dates TBA

Program: The week begins with afternoon arrivals then dinner at 5:30 on the opening day and then a presentation.  The week ends at lunch on the final day.  Each week has movement, presentations, group exercises, nature observation, art exercises, sharing and discussions.  We will cook and eat together and stay at a shared accommodation.  

Cost per week is $500 plus $400 for food and accommodation.   Scholarships are available upon request to newadultlearning@gmail.com  

The program will be offered by Arlene Thorn.  

Connections for Men  –  Path 1 – Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, May 1, 2021 – Cottage in Southern Ontario

This is a new offering …. a week for men, at the cottage.  The New Adult Learning was created by Coenraad van Houten who was associated with the NPI, a Netherlands Institute for business consulting.  Coen worked for many years in business which led to his work with 7 Fold Learning.                      

Otto Sharmar, who also worked with NPI came, through his research at MIT, to a Change management method based on 7 processes known as the U Theory for Learning and Management.   

 

Connections Path 1 delves into the 7 processes as a basis for new knowledge, capacities and forces for the self and one’s life.  The week is at the cottage and the ice may still be on the lake.  There’s lots of wood for the fireplace.  Take a week to renew, enliven and rebuild one’s inner fire.  

 

Program: The week begins Saturday with afternoon arrivals then dinner at 5:30 on the opening day and then a presentation.  The week ends at lunch on the Sunday.  Each week has movement, presentations, group exercises, nature observation, art exercises, sharing and discussions.  We will cook and eat together and stay at a shared accommodation.  

 

Fee: $500 plus $400 for food and accommodation.   Scholarships are available upon request to newadultlearning@gmail.com  

 

The program will be offered by Arlene Thorn.  

 

  

Connections Ontario –  Path 1 – Friday, July 30 –  Saturday, August 7, 2021

Treat yourself this summer!  Renew yourself in a safe and quiet private Ontario cottage away from the daily pressures of life.                                          Nourish your body and soul with study, nature, art and a week at the lake.   All food served will be home-cooked and organic as much as possible.

Path 1 will be this summer.  Path 2 will be a week intensive in March 2022.  Path 3 will be in the 1st week of August 2022 at the same cottage.  

Program: The week begins with a dinner at 5:30 on Friday night and ends on Saturday at 2pm.  Each weekend has movement, presentations, group exercises, nature observation, art exercises, sharing and discussions.  The cottage is in McKellar, Ontario, 1/2 hour from Parry Sound.  Northland buses travel from the Toronto airport area to Parry Sound daily, where we can pick you up by car and drive to the cottage.  

Cost of the full program is $700 plus $300 for food per week, which includes accommodation and 3 meals per day.   Scholarships are available upon request to newadultlearning@gmail.com  

The program is being offered by Fiona Hughes.  Fiona is a health coach and consultant who works with individuals to improve wellbeing, with groups running workshops, and with organizations developing strategies to deliver health and care. With a degree in medicine from the University of Witten/Herdecke, a cultural studies degree from Trent University, and training in anthroposophical medicine and new adult learning, Fiona is passionate about healing, karma, and creating the new. 

Click here to download an interview Fiona did with the Rev. Jonah Evans for “The Light in Everything” podcast in December of 2020.

 

Connections  Weekends  – Online – Path 1 – 3 Weekends – October 1-3, November 5-7, December 2-5, 2021  

Connections Online is a series of 10 weekends, one weekend per month from October – June.  Path 1 – Fall, Path 2 – Winter, path 3 – Spring 

The weekend is Friday evening from 7-9, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-2.  Each weekend has movement, presentations, group exercises, nature observation, art exercises, sharing and discussions in 2 hour sessions.  

 

Cost per week is $500 per Path/Term.   Scholarships are available upon request to newadultlearning@gmail.com  

The program will be offered by Arlene Thorn.