Tag: workshops

Clay plaster and sculpture

This year Athena Steen brings her son Benito Steen to OUR Ecovillage to join Elke Cole to teach 3 courses on natural building, from introductory to artistic for all builders who want to extend their practice and learn from the masters. See descriptions below and make your choice. For experienced plasterers we’re also offering a…
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January 18, 2019 0

O.U.R. Sustainable Wellness Retreats

What is the Sustainable Wellness? Sustainable Wellness + Integrative Health + Community = Healthy Earth Sustainable wellness is co-creating healthy community through teaching the inherent healing ability we each have within ourselves. We offer workshops, retreats, and ceremonies for you to learn and experience the healing power of nature through both traditional wisdom and scientific knowledge. We believe that…
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November 6, 2018 0

OUR Natural Building

Interested in taking a course in Natural Building? Visit OUR Events page to see our current offerings. What is Natural Building? Natural Building is building structures using materials such as cob, straw bale, natural plasters and timber frame; materials that occur naturally with as little processing as possible. It is the integration of natural resources…
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January 22, 2018 0

O.U.R. Ecovillage Explorer

With the ongoing request to have more accessibility for folks who wish an integrated short term experience in an ecovillage … we have created O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE EXPLORER!   What does an Ecovillage Explorer do? This program offers you a taste of living in the rhythm of the immersed learning environment of the ecovillage, where your days…
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January 22, 2018 0

O.U.R. Upcoming Courses

Events The Work by Byron Katie March 2 You will learn to identify and question the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck, lower your confidence, create conflict with others and leave you feeling at odds with the world. Using this simple yet radical process, you can set yourself free to live an inspired and peaceful…
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January 18, 2018 0

How to Get Involved With Us in 2018!

Only one month in, we already have volunteers lined up and en route from more than 7 different countries from around the world, including several from Brazil and Mexico, the UK, Dominican Republic, France, the US and of course Canada. Many more travelers and could-be helpers are still proposing their contributions and additions of energy…
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January 16, 2018 0

How Much Natural Building Are you Ready to Learn?

Ecological building: Natural Plasters, 3D clay-sculpting and hemp blocks – those are the workshop topics this year at OUR Ecovillage.  OUR courses begin in July and will be taught by expert builders Athena Steen and Elke Cole, followed by our ecological design and Just Biofiber courses starting in early August.   With OUR “Ecological building”…
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January 16, 2018 0

Fine finishes: Clay plaster and sculpture

How much plaster do you want to learn? Athena Steen returns to teach 2 courses from introductory to artistic. Choose from a weekend to a full week starting July 14th, 2018.   Sign Up for the Weeklong Workshop here Weekend Introduction to clay plaster and paints July 14 &15, 9 am-5 pm with Athena Steen…
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January 9, 2018 0

ReStory Festival 2018

Restorying Our Collective Future How do the stories of our past shape the way we see ourselves—limiting or inspiring us as we move forward? How can storytelling be used to reimagine the ways we interact, teach, learn, and build healthy communities? How can stories impact our behaviour toward each other, toward our political systems, toward…
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August 15, 2017 0

Weekend Plaster Course

As part of the fourth module in our Natural Building Extravaganza, we will be offering a weekend package for those wishing to learn natural plasters and finishing from two experts in the field, Athena Steen and Cindy Walker. About Earthen Plasters bring a special feel to a home. And while natural plasters are available ‘in…
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July 4, 2016 0