The workshops are a privileged period of time and a specific working space shared with a group of people.
The length of the workshops depends on the project, it may last a week-end or a week or it may be organized according to a pre-established calendar. It can be residential, in a green area, or in the city where participants go home at the end of the day.
They are useful because there is more time available compared with one to one lessons or a weekly course. This format allows the students to have a deeper knowledge in the subject-matters, developing the necessary working steps in order to transmit the information and integrate the subject- matters in a more efficacious way.
The work does not always terminate at the end of the seminar but it continues to “dialogue” and interact with the student for a long time. Finally, sharing this experience with the other participants enhances their knowledge and learning potential.
A course is an encounter, a dialogue. A journey.
Just like a current, where we are the water that flows over time. What we go throw is sometimes close to us, other times it is further away.
We immerse ourselves into the flow of the current: leaps, inlets, vortexes, falls, rests, wild and calm waters are part of the game and this is its beauty.
At times we flow, throw difficult and critical moments, other times we are full of wonder and spontaneity. We sometimes have to rest or continue our journey together with other water currents.
Having reached the sea, that is the end of our journey, if ever we see we are different to when we started, it means we have really entered into a refined and difficult process of integration.
During this journey, we left the useless things behind us and enriched ourselves with new opportunities.
During my life I have chosen to dive into the water several times even though, I believe that life it self asked me to do so. I felt like a motionless stone, like a sailing boat moved the current or a brave surfer, lead at the bottom of the sea, a frightened leaf, a dog straggling, an alligator, a snow flake that vanishes, I would do it again, I received and exchanged so much.
A course is to take some time of for oneself, providing an opportunity to feel better, to evolve and take a risk, it means moving away from where you are, sharing a space and a period of time with others who accompany us.
It means changing, getting tired, wondering, been scared of any changes and a feeling of joy for the new awareness acquired.
Doing a course means becoming part of a small community, that has its own working regulations and cohabitation rules. It is rare and important. It leads to new experiences, it takes you towards the unknown, leading us closer to life.
If a course reveals what ever is useful for our development as human beings, it will create beauty in and around us over time. Acknowledge such beauty and see it in others opens up the doors to deep joy. And this is marvellous but above all fundamental.