We are celebrating the completion of our third Kincentric Leadership retreat!
We welcome you to join us in celebrating the Kincentric Leadership project as 20 new people enter the programme through the third Kincentric Leadership retreat, in Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland.
A powerful group of changemakers committed to leading from a deep sense of kinship with all life gathered from September 9th to 16th at Findhorn Ecovillage to explore themes and topics related to re-establishing and living in community with the more than human world.
The group learnt from the example of Findhorn Ecovillage and its famous gardens, explored themes of indigeneity, belonging, community land rights and decolonization from historical, political and spiritual perspectives, used their senses to imagine the lives and umwelts of other beings, meditated, sang, cretad art pieces with the land to explore the meaning of kincentric leadership, and did a powerful ritual formulating visions for a kincentric future.
The group was also visited by a not-so-popular more than human being in the form of the covid virus, and got to learn from this microcosm example of how disruption affects leadership, inclusion and our capacity to stay true to our values.
Thank you to our Guest Teachers!
To get a flavour of what was shared at the retreat, take a look at our guest teachers;
🧭 Alastair McIntosh is a pioneer of community land buyouts in Scotland and is the author of several books including including Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power (Aurum 2001), Poacher’s Pilgrimage: a Journey into Land and Soul (Birlinn 2016) and Riders on the Storm: the Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being.
🌈 Madge Bray is a trauma expert and Scottish tradition keeper working with song and the ancient tradition of keening through supporting grief and dyring as well as bringing celtic singing traditions to new audiences
☀️Joshua Konkankoh, indigenous elder, activist and social entrepreneur from Ambazonia, founder and elder of the African Way Association, Bafut Ecovillage, Betterworld Cameroon, Sprit of Ndanifor and Indigenous and Modern, as well as a member of the inner council of the UNDP Conscious Food Systems Alliance.
Celebrating our amazing participants
We were joined by inspiring participants each bringing with them a wealth of wisdom and creativity in navigating the polycrisis for the benefit of all life. 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!
You can catch one participant hosting an open event in the coming week!
Svenja Keune, researcher and textile artist is presenting the I.N.S.E.C.T. Summercamp 2023 on October 5th 20:00 CET
Learn more about a few of those who gathered in Findhorn;
⭐ Thao Kin – Deep Ecology Scholar and Facilitator on the journey of bringing back belonging in the arms of Mother Earth
⭐Ila Malhotra Gregory is a community weaver supporting youth and adults to radically reimagine our ways of learning so that they serve the liberation of all beings!
⭐ Delia Spatareanu a filmmaker and ecosomatic practitioner, working at on a film about tree communication
⭐ Jannine Barron, Regenerative Business Mentor
⭐ sofie malm somatic movement coach and sociocratic facilitator based in Sweden
⭐ Bence Gaspar Open Floor movement practice teacher and evolutionary biologist
⭐ Emma Sairanen, advancing nature postive futures and global transitions to a circular economy at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.
⭐ Niklas Krüger, civil engineer for sustainable building working for Ecovillage Hannover
⭐ Fiona Tilley, nature connection guide
⭐ Beth Schappert, sharing the voices of our more than human kin through animal and tree communication and healing work