Nature connection workshop - Sitspot practice

Organised by Stichting Otherwise Wageningen

Sun 3 May 2020 14:00 to 17:00

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#6 Inner Sustainability Series: Nature connection workshop

In these times of quarantine and reduction of social contacts, we invite you to connect to yourself and your (close) surroundings. Be it from your balcony, your garden or a place in nature where you can keep safe distance to others, join us in a nature awareness practice that allows your mind to slow down and relate more closely to nature.

In this workshop, we will connect at 14:00 on zoom (link below) to share some instructions. Then, you are invited to find a spot in your home, garden a place in nature where you can observe the natural world, be it the sunshine on your face or the tree in your garden, or witnessing the wind moving through the grass just across the street. We will sit with nature for an hour, which allows us to perceive it with new eyes and relate to it more deeply. After the sitspot practice, we will again check-in on zoom to share what we experienced.

This event will be repeated three times over six weeks, also making us susceptible to the subtle changes in the season and further deepening our awareness of our surroundings. Of course you can also join only once. 

Let's connect online!

Join Zoom Meeting at 14.00, May 3rd, on zoom:

meeting ID: 999 3383 2544.

This event is a part of an online series on Inner Sustainability:

2 April   - 20:00-22:00 - The work that reconnects - Docu screening
16 April - 20:00-22:00 - Albatross movie screening
30 April - 20:00-22:00 - Inner Sustainability Talk - Interview session

Each event is followed by an online workshop in the weekend:

5 April   - 14:00-17:00 - Nature connection - Sit spot practice
19 April - 14:00-17:00 - Nature connection - Sit spot practice
3 May   - 14:00-17:00 - Nature connection - Sit spot practice

Follow Inner Sustainability or OtherWise Wageningen to keep updated about the events


iWEEK 2020: "A journey from I to We"

In July 2020 OtherWise organises the iWEEK, an interactive summer school on (re)connection. It is a full-week experience to explore inner sustainability and leadership in the context of major societal and environmental challenges of our time. We actively hope the iWEEK can take place this year, considering the regulations around the corona virus. For now we do not think cancellation is necessary, we will follow the development of the situation with care.


What is Inner Sustainability?

Sustainability is oftentimes discussed within the realm of technological solutions, policy measures or innovations. This could be called the 'outside' of sustainability. However there is also a growing awareness that at the base we are intricately connected to all life. This could be called the 'inside' of sustainability. When the awareness of this interconnectedness is not experienced, this can give feelings of isolation, disconnectedness and a loss of respect for other lives, including natural environment. As long as other people and other life forms are recognized as part of a whole that we all belong to, it becomes very difficult to do harm to another being. When this connectedness is experienced consciously, decisions are made differently than when we presume to be on our own. This embodied sense of sustainability and interconnectedness is what we call 'Inner Sustainability'.