TRAINING: Belongingness+, Embodiment, Nature Connection, Art
A 10 day Training for Youth Workers, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union
1st -12th of July 2024
Course leaders: Sandra Geitz & Hanne Pedersen
Organizer: Mundekulla Friends
We understand that belonging is a fundamental aspect of human existence and that when we sense that we belong, something in us not only starts to care but also feels cared for - and the world is in desperate need of care.
Information about the training
We see the possibility for Art to act as a creative practice that can guide us to become aware of our own authentic expression within the deeper movement that intertwines us all.
The practice of Embodiment and Nature Connection shows us our inherent belonging through our own direct experience. We can perceive ourselves as part of the ecosystem's shared living space and interconnected web of relationships - where diversity can be truly celebrated and our uniqueness can find its place as a contribution to the whole.
Belongingness+ propose practices that facilitate a return to the felt sense and a deepened connection with the natural world. By engaging in embodied experiences and artistic expression, youth workers and young people can rediscover their inner landscapes, creative contribution and authentic belonging.
The aim of Belongingess+
Our aim is to empower youth workers to share transformative processes into a sense of Belonging through Art, Nature Connection and Embodiment. Participants will move through a personal experience, reflect on the process and practice to support others with the same. This project aims to give tools and practices that can support us to cultivate self-awareness, empathy and a sense of interconnectedness on a personal, community and systemic level.
SWEDEN - Mundekullas Vänner
GERMANY - Jonglirium
SPAIN - Dinamica
UKRAINE- Cat Farm
ROMANIA - Micile Bucurii
SLOVENIA - Moave
THE NETHERLANDS- Gen-NL
ITALY - New Wellness Education
PORTUGAL - African Way
FRANCE - Cat Farm
Sandra Geitz (35) is the founder of Living Inquiry, where she is working as a Coach with individual sessions, facilitator for groups and project leader for experiential education. She is currently a student of Somatic Experiencing and has a background in Creative writing, Dance, Zen Coaching and Family Constellation.
She has for the last three years worked as a project leader for a youth volunteering program in Sustainable Living in Mundekulla, where she also organized an Embodiment Festival with over 20+ Workshop Leaders. Her fields of expertise are within Coaching, Creative processes, Group Facilitation and Embodiment. In her work she is passionate about collective learning, presence-based leadership and connecting different approaches together into a whole.
Hanne Pedersen (45) has a background from performance theatre, Creative Somatic Movement and Zen Coaching. Her fields of expertise and education are within awarenessbased practices, creative somatic movement, coaching and communication. Her education is from Cantabile 2 School of Stage Arts (2003) and University of Central Lancashire MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing (2016). She is also a Senior Coach and teacher of Zen Coaching. (Since 2008)
Hanne is facilitating creative processes for self discovery and collective reconnection, runs MOMO AKADEMIET - for Interbeing, online and in a studio outside Oslo, and has has extensive experience in designing, facilitating and directing creative processes.
Mundekulla Vänner is a non profit association centered on core values of ecology, peace, culture and sustainability since its establishment in 2004. The associations activities whilst open to all ages and backgrounds, have in statute a great focus on activities for children and young people.
If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact one of our project coordinators:
Sandra Geitz at email@example.com
Hanne Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org
This training course has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program. If you would like to find out more about the program, please visit eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en
This training program is co-funded by the European Commission program Erasmus+. The grant covers your participation in the training, accommodation, food and materials. Travel costs are covered up to a maximum amount.
Read more at the Belongingness+ website here.
Participants will stay in sleeping alcoves with shared bathrooms/toilets, with the possibility to upgrade via Mundekulla (link for booking will be shared in the confirmation email, the booking of upgrades will be open on 15 June 2024).
Blankets and pillows are provided, sheets and towels are available for renting (or bringing your own set).
APPLY HERE, by the latest 25th of March 2024: click here
Information on food and accommodation
Mundekulla serves organic and vegetarian food and offer milk and gluten free options for you who prefer that. However, we cannot accommodate temporary diets.
All participants should check in at the reception upon arrival.
Bring your own sheets and towels or rent at Mundekulla for SEK 150/set.
Participants clean their rooms after the course, or buy this service for SEK 300 per room. For room cleaning not carried out by participant a fee of SEK 400 will be invoiced.
Course participants help out with washing up after meals. (2-3 persons/meal)
It is not allowed to light candles in the rooms or to bring pets to the facilities.
It can be nice to bring clothes for nature walks.
Travel to Mundekulla
Click here for information on how to get to Mundekulla.
Dates & Times
Dates 1st - 12th of July 2024
Check-in 16.00 -18.00
Dinner at 18.00
The course begins at 20.00
For questions about registration: email@example.com