We are celebrating the completion of our second Kincentric leadership retreat!
We welcome you to join us in sending the Kincentric Leadership team celebratory love showers after the completion of the second Kincentric Leadership retreat, in Devon, UK.
A powerful group of changemakers committed to leading from a deep sense of kinship with all life gathered from July 14th to July 20th at Sharpham House to explore sound, silence, and deep listening with the more-than-human world.
The group worked to create kincentric culture between themselves, learned about plant communication and bioacoustics, used their senses to imagine the lives and umwelts of other beings, did a dusk walk and one-day nature solo, spoke about decolonisation, grief and polycrisis, and learned from indigenous teachers.
It is exciting to deepen and explore this work of truly including the more than human world in all our activities and ways of being and to discover what emerges from it.
Thank you to our Guest Teachers!
To get a flavour of what was shared at the retreat, take a look at our guest teachers;
🌗 Sicelo Mbatha, Zulu author and wilderness guide from South Africa who guided us on a dusk walk and touched our hearts with his stories and ways of creating an atmosphere of deep quiet and peace, walking in nature, as nature.
🎙️Tiokasin Ghosthorse, speaker, master musician, radio host, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and elder from the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation (Sioux) of South Dakota with a long history of indigenous activism and advocacy, who spoke to us of the Lakota ways and language.
Celebrating our amazing participants
We were joined by inspiring participants each bringing with them a wealth of wisdom and creativity in combatting the polycrisis. These are just some of the amazing people we have the privilege to play and learn with as we explore what kincentric leadership through the polycrisis can look like!
Learn more about a few of those who gathered in Devon;
⭐ Sophie Wartenbergh working for cultural and social transformation as co-founder of Regeneratie Coöperatie
⭐ Death doula, leadership mentor and speaker Alexandra Derwen
⭐ Harry Hilser, cofounder of science-based education consultancy Lestari
⭐ Julia Paulette Hollenbery speaker and author of The Healing Power of Pleasure
⭐ Spiritual ecologist, mindfulness teacher and system-centred facilitator Annick Nevejan
⭐ International conscious leadership coach Wonny Tjon from Spirited at Work
⭐ Author, rewilding coach, plant whisperer, and sacred plant medicine mentor Rachel Corby
⭐ Lucy Aykroyd, elder and author of Leaves of Love, Stories for Ageing and Dying Well
⭐ Daniel G. Cabrero, researcher exploring voluntary austerity, degrowth and detachment from a westernised upbringing
⭐ Ebru Garbs Nilo, kincentric practitioner, and non-violent communication teacher offering psychosocial support to migrants
Coming up next:
Our next leadership retreat, “Kincentric Leadership as a way of life,” will take place at our very own Findhorn Community & Ecovillage from September 9th – 16th. You can learn more about this upcoming opportunity here.