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SoulCollage® Facilitator Training in South Africa

Consider attending a SoulCollage®  Facilitator Training at the beautiful Buddhist Retreat Center in Ixopo, South Africa to refresh your facilitation skills and participate in a photography and labyrinth workshop. 

REFRESH YOUR SOULCOLLAGE® FACILITATION SKILLS
IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2016

The rolling hills of the Ixopo valley described by Alan Paton in "Cry the Beloved Country" like this: "There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any signing of it."

The rolling hills of the Ixopo valley described by Alan Paton in "Cry the Beloved Country" like this: "There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any signing of it."

2016 is a great year to refresh your Facilitator skills as this year SoulCollage® Facilitator Training was extended from 18 hours to 24 hours . The new Training is designed to give more experiential learning and incorporate ways of working with the cards in deeper ways.

In addition this year there is an opportunity to do your refresher at the Buddhist Retreat Center, a meditation center in South Africa that has been listed by CNN as one of the top ten meditation centers in the world (along with Plum Village and Spirit Rock). In addition the center has "unarguably one of the best vegetarian tables in South Africa". The center has published two wonderful recipe books Quiet Food and The Cake the Buddha Ate, it was awarded Natural Heritage Status by President Nelson Mandela, and is home to rare Blue Swallow. This article will give you a taste of the BRC.

I've been visiting the BRC for over twenty years now and make sure I include at least a weekend there on every return trip to South Africa. I've taught there on a number of occasions and it is one of the places I know I can always find my center. It was the inspiration for my book of Meditative Moments and the place where I learned the value of being in the present moment and letting go of attachments. It is the place where some of my most meaningful photographs have been made and where I've been able to work through hard decisions.

I'd love you to join me there so I can share this beautiful corner of the world with you.

I'll be offering two workshops prior to the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training:

and both of these are offerings to the South African community with charges only to cover supplies ($20). You are welcome to attend these as well. In addition, the SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Tools of Transformation is a Veriditas Approved Qualifying Workshop for anyone who wants to go on to attend the Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training. 

Cost of accommodation at the BRC ranges from $55 per night to $125 per night (all delicious meals included) depending on whether you want simplicity or house with valley view. Best value for money anywhere! All accommodation and the two pre-Training workshops are booked directly with the Buddhist Retreat Center

The cost for Facilitators refeshing their skills is $445 and the cost for new Facilitators is $695 (and if you use SoulCollage® or the labyrinth in your work in the world, this is a business trip!)

To get to the BRC, you would fly into King Shaka International Airport in Durban (either with Delta or SAA from Atlanta/JFK/Washington to Johannesburg and then from Johannesburg to Durban, or with Emirates from Boston to Dubai then Dubai direct to Durban). The cost of the flight ranges from $1,000 to $1,500 depending on where you are flying from. From the airport, transport to the retreat center can easily be arranged (about 2 1/2 hours drive).

In addition, Woza Moya, is within walking distance from the BRC, and I always make time to connect with them. They use SoulCollage® in their work in the valley and do amazing work with women and children affected and infected by the AIDS pandemic in the area. They made this video about how they use SoulCollage® in their work.

If this learning experience (on many levels - this is truly a hero's journey) is something that calls to you, feel free to contact me and we can plan a phone conversation so I can answer any questions you might have.