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Michelle McHale & Michael Brown

Inside Out Parenting, Teen Wellbeing, Coaching

"We want to know that our children have an internal state of health that contains wisdom and common sense. We want our children to tap into it."

BIOGRAPHY *Required:

Michelle is a mother of 2 and the founder and Director of Attachment Parenting UK (APUK). She is the creator of the accredited Positive Discipline online course, parent mentor, writer, podcaster and behavior expert for Mother and Baby Magazine.
Michael is a father of 4 and has 2 grandchildren. He is a Director of APUK and the in-house coach and podcaster. He mentors on the innovative Wellbeing Ambassadors programme and the Innate Evolution training programme.
Michelle and Michael organize and co-host the annual Attachment Parenting Conference and are accomplished speakers and workshop leaders.

TITLE DESCRIPTION *if suitable:

A fun interactive workshop exploring the role of feelings, mood states and separate realities. We mine for gold through personal stories, reduce mental clutter and connect with inner guidance. A love-filled, respect-based approach to the joy of parenting

WEBPAGE 1
please start with www ( skip the http:// ) :
http://www.attachmentparenting.co.uk
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Rebecka Koritz

Seeds of Freedom

"It's time to adapt the school system to meet children's real needs, and to another vision of what our society can be."

BIOGRAPHY *Required:

Rebecka Koritz is passionate about self-directed education and peaceful parenting. She has an extensive and unique path within alternative education: as an ex-student in the Montessori system, co-founder of two Waldorf initiatives, and the founder of Explora ALC, Mexico´s first Agile Learning Center.
Rebecka runs her ALC, gives workshops, and writes articles. She also accompanies her teenage son on his journey in the world of self-directed education. She loves empowering other human beings to experience and create freedom in their lives. Born in Sweden, Rebecka lives in Mexico since 2003.

TITLE DESCRIPTION *if suitable:

We need to examine and question our beliefs about children and how we treat them, in order to open up to a whole new understanding of how children learn. Children are born free and should have the right to decide what, when, where and how they learn.

WEBPAGE 1
please start with www ( skip the http:// ) :
http://www.rebeckakoritz.com
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Eve Mintiens

Yoga Teacher, Gordon Communication Trainer, Active Birth Educator

"Having a parent that listens creates a child who believes he or she has a voice that matters in this world"

BIOGRAPHY *Required:

After the birth of her two children, Eve wanted to empower women to enjoy pregnancy and birth more and trained to be an Active Birth Educator with Janet Balaskas.
She teaches yoga with great attention for your challenges and invites you to listen to your body and get in touch with it.
Wanting to learn more skills for parenting her children she attended a "Parent Effectiveness Training" by Dr. Gordon and was so impressed with the applicability and change in daily life, she became a trainer.
Like this she inspires you to enjoy life, birth and parenthood more and improve your wellbeing.

TITLE DESCRIPTION *if suitable:

The GORDON model offers a win-win approach to parent-child communication. A method of resolving conflicts in which both the parent and the child get their needs met. Communication skills that foster healthy, close and honest relationships.

WEBPAGE 1
please start with www ( skip the http:// ) :
http://www.inspirationalyoga.be
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ROWAN JACQUELINE

Spiderflower: Contemporary Earth Dance / Dance Movement Theatre

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it." - David Sobel.

BIOGRAPHY *Required:

Mother to a beautiful daughter, originator of Spiderflower; the essence of Rowan’s independent work sees the fusion of two disciplines:

With emphasis on the body as an instrument through dance and movement, Rowan has worked in professional theatre as an actor and director since 1989. On a parallel path, the profound life-ways and art forms of the worlds earth-wise peoples inspire her work greatly.

Where the worlds of body and earth meet there breathes an ancient, honeyed language.
For the young.
For the old.
For those in-between.
This dance is made for these times.

TITLE DESCRIPTION *if suitable:

Spiderflower is a dynamic yet accessible dance movement theatre practice concerned with bringing the ancient and intelligent relationship between body and earth to life.

WEBPAGE 1
please start with www ( skip the http:// ) :
http://www.spiderflower.org
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Tekla

Intentional Creativity

"Intentional creativity is a path to accessing the within – the language of the heart."
~ Shiloh Sophia, founder of Intentional Creativity

BIOGRAPHY *Required:

Imagine that the canvas is a portal to another realm, and when we open this gate we open up to our inner sacred self, to our love, our source of inner knowing and magic landscapes. Painting becomes ritual, an act of awareness, a tool to journey deep within.

Tekla is an artist, a intentionalcreativity teacher in training, an inspirational guide, a mother, a friend of trees and elemental beings, a beleiver in magic and bringer of rainbowcoloured heart-art to the world.
Tekla comes from a small village in the northern part of Sweden and now lives in Järna, with her daughter.

TITLE DESCRIPTION *if suitable:

Colors. Ritual. Transformation. Fun. Mindful art making with intention, where we see the canvas as a portal that connects us to our inner wisdom. Painting from inside and out.
No experience is necessary.

WEBPAGE 1
please start with www ( skip the http:// ) :
http://www.teklau.se
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Kenia Ytterman

VOICEJOURNEY, IMPRO WORKSHOP, CONCERT

"Through singing freely and playfully exploring the moment - beyond right or wrong - we enter a magical space that transcends time."

BIOGRAPHY *Required:

Since discovering gibberish during an arts program at Findhorn Community 1998, Kenia has been passionate about the voice as a tool of self exploration. Inspired by teachers such as Pratibha Stoppani & Jill Purce she developed her own unique style and method of teaching, singing and songwriting. She has studied dramapedagogic at HiG & Voice as a tool at SMI. She currently enjoys life as a full-time drama & arts teacher, mother of three, workshop leader & artist. Combining simplicity with sincerity and with a clear and honest voice, she delivers songs that are both nourishing, tender and warm.

TITLE DESCRIPTION *if suitable:

VOICEJOURNEY is a playful singing workshop where you learn easy yet powerful singing tools that enables a deeper connection to your own voice.
IMPRO WORKSHOP offers drama exercises sure to bring you into the joy of here and now

WEBPAGE 1
please start with www ( skip the http:// ) :
http://www.kenia.se
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Itza Orozco

Normcreative leader

"Real educational reform is essential if today's and tomorrow's children are to live in a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world" - M. B. Rosenberg

BIOGRAPHY *Required:

Itza has been working in alternative preschools and schools for the last 10 years. She has a Masters in Pedagogy and has contributed to the creation of Backa Förskola as the Director of the preschool. Her passion is to spread awareness around how social conditionings around such as gender, race, sexuality, age, etc. creates an unequal reality for ourselves and the children of our world. Using tools from theater practices, NonViolent Communication, coaching and play, she supports schools and companies in their efforts to create inclusive and democratic spaces.

TITLE DESCRIPTION *if suitable:

Normcreativity gives us tools to create new ways of observing and relating to ourselves and others beyond gender roles, race, class, disabilities, etc.

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Practical Information


Conscious Parenting Festival
14-18 August 2019

Arrival & Departure

Arrival Wednesday 14 August
• Check-in: 15.00-16.30
• Welcome ceremony: 17.00-18.00
• Dinner is served: 18.00-19.00

Departure Sunday 18 August
• Closing ceremony: 12.00-13.00
• Lunch is served: 13.00-14.00

Price & Booking


Conscious Parenting Festival
14-18 August 2019

Welcome to book your ticket here! By booking and paying early You get a better deal and we can plan ahead – win-win! See further information below and take note of dates to keep in mind. We sell tickets for adults starting at 2900 SEK (in standard period). Children and youth  pay 20/30% of adult ticket for this event.

STANDARD PERIOD ADULT tickets are sold at a total fee of 2900 SEK in dorm or own tent that you bring along from the 11th of May until the event starts or gets fully booked. Register via the form below.

EARLY BIRD ADULT tickets are sold at 10% off standard fee in dorm or own tent that you bring along from the event is released (end January) until the 10th of May, 2019. You need to complete the payment in full within this time frame to get you ticket at this price. Register via the form below.

LATE BIRD” ADULT tickets are sold during the last 3 days before the event at a total fee of 3200 SEK in dorm or own tent that you bring along. Late bird price starts on the 11th of August  and stays until the event starts. Register via the form below.

The ticket includes the full program, vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) accommodation  and access to facilities such as toilets and showers. Depending on availability and your budget you have the option to upgrade your accommodation in the booking form below.