While not compulsory (though highly encouraged), we usually begin each day with a somatic practice— either therapuetic yoga with Sasha, Tai Chi, or even a gentle walk (depending on where we are).
This is the quality of our Immersions that addresses each person and their needs, preparing mind and body for the kind of work that is sure to unfold throughout the days.
Of course, despite our orientation towards experiential learning and subsequent activities, a fair amount of time will be spent as a group in dialogue; whether it’s working through a particular project, learning leadership skills, or simply having the conversations that there rarely seems time for.
We search for the kinds of venues that won’t leave us boarded up in a stuffy conference room for large chunks of the day, and will often seek out opportunities to meet in creative locales— whether that’s on a veranda, shaded on a beach, or huddled up around a fireplace, we make sure the venue matches the content.
If it wasn’t already obvious, we love to get outside! As John Muir so eloquently offered,
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
We get outside, because it is there— in wild places— that we learn to craft the right questions.
Evenings to Inspire
Evenings can take on many different shapes. Often it will be a time devoted for informal connecting— a glass of wine over dinner, or a trip to a nearby hot springs.
Occasionally, we’ll schedule an activity after dinner— a fireside chat with a team or project leader