Erasmus + Restoring resilience Connecting Nature to Self

L’attuale progetto europeo che stiamo facendo è un Erasmus + con il titolo di: Restaurare la resilienza : connettere la natura e il se.

siamo tre partner, di tre nazioni: Ungheria (Rogers Foundation di Budapest), Croazia (Isoropia di Zagreb) e noi Aura Sviluppo Sostenibile della Calabria.

stay tuned per ulteriori notizie.

Learning from nature Erasmus workshop in Calabria

Together with our croatian partner Isoropia from Zagreb we are inviting you to our Erasmus + Workshop in South Italy in Calabria (close to Tropea) from 31.October (Monday) to 4. November 2016 (Friday) LEARNING FROM NATURE.

Download the flyer: learning-from-nature_leaflet_final_



Link to Isoropia (Zagreb) our Croatian partner. living authenticallylearning_from_nature_calabria

da abraham Hicks: video on what you’re feeling


another very interesting video of Abraham through the channeling of Hicks.

What is important is what you are feeling now, if you want to manifest things or experiences in your life. I loved it.

What wants to be born out of your darkness?

This is a wonderful poem about a flower that asks you “What wants to be born out of you, in your darkness?”

The poem is of Hollie Holden, and I thank Robert Holden for his sharing.

What Wants to be Born In You Beloved 
I have become grateful for the moments
When I remember to stop
In order to listen
To what the earth has to tell me.
This morning it was a flower
Who took me by surprise
And shared her secrets with me.
She told me of her journey.
How it began in darkness,
In the quiet, cool embrace
Of the quiet, generous earth
She told me how the light called to her,
And how, slowly but solidly,
She began to unfold towards
The simple inevitability of her calling.
She told me of the exquisite cracking-open
Of all she knew herself to be;
The opening that felt like death
Until she realised it was her birth.
And then, with her open petals,
She asked me in the way
Only a full-bloomed flower can ask,
‘What wants to be born in you, beloved?
What does the light want to call into being
From the quiet, generous earth
That waits patiently
In the cave of your heart?


Mirrorwork (di Louise Hay) per ritrovare la tua connessione interiore

Guarda questo video (15 mn) sul mirrorwork (l’esercizio dello specchio) e fallo!!! è un esercizio Louise Hay sviluppato con Rober Holden (

mirror work




Video: falling in love with Earth; interview with Thich Nhat Hahn

Interview with Thich Nhat Hahn: falling back in love with mother earth.

Thich Nhat Hanh interview with Jo Confino, an executive editor of the Guardian from Plum Village Online Monastery on Vimeo.

Moving beyond the idea of ‘environment’ and falling back in love with Mother Earth.

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness rather than economics is needed to protect nature and how a spiritual revolution is needed if civilization is to avoid being destroyed by climate change.

Filmed on the 22nd of December 2011, in Plum Village, France.

video: wisdom from the elders, time is now, fragmentation and connectedness

I start a list of interesting videos to be used for the learning content in our Mooc Learning Life from Nature:

  • the time is now
  • Connectedness and fragmentation

15 mn, the wisdom of the elders


More Info for Learning from Nature workshop

download pdf  aura learning by nature workshop 2016








download pdf with more informations: aura learning by nature workshop 2016

Here are more informations for our workshop Learning from Nature in September 2016 in Calabria.

I remember you that the  workshop can  be fully funded by an Erasmus + Mobility. If you have not yet done the application for the Erasmus + mobilities, it is now time to do it: Deadline for the application is 2. February 2016. You need a own organisation, you need  to have an european PIC number and let’s do it. Click here to learn how to write the application.




AURA Sviluppo Sostenibile –

Pic number: 946381277



Self perception and systemic transformation for innovators and change makers in times of crisis

download pdf: aura learning by nature workshop 2016

Date: 19-23 September 2016 (Monday-Friday)

Venue: Calabria, South Italy (organic farm Priscopio, Ciaramiti di Ricadi) (4 km from Tropea)

Arrival airport: Lamezia Terme


Facilitators: Elena Franzini (Aura, Calabria, South Italy); Jasenka Gojsic (Isoropia, Zagreb, Croatia), Mare Suljak (Isoropia, Zagreb, Croatia)


Costs: 60€/person/day food and accomodation (double or triple bedroom)



  • individuals, NGO and associations 350€ (could be fully funded wih Erasmus+ Mobility)
  • corporate 700€



Tel: +39-349-1963178


The focus is on capacity building for teachers, facilitators, innovators and change makers.


Daily structure for all workshops: 10.00 – 19.00

10.00 Opening process – check-in

11.00 Work Session I – Opening activities – Deep dive into yourself – Mindfulness practices – Learning lab

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Relax,

15.00 Work Session II – Experiential lab – Creative activities: Surfacing emerging solutions and self expressing activities through painting, writing, video

17.00 Reflection on the day

19.00 Relax

20.00 Dinner


Feel free to innovate and co-create with us the workshop contents. Bring your favorite music (instruments), games, inspirations for others, etc…


The fundamental longing is to connect ourselves with our own essence. It is not about how to act with more rational knowledge, but to create a bridge between your rational mind and your inner wisdom, developing the necessary emotional strength and spiritual power.

It is an experiential five days workshop about your Self perceptions, that are determined by its position in relation to other phenomena and that are changed by the very act of observation.

The magic of nature and the beauty can deliver you the peace, the love, the intuitions and the calm you need in challenging chaotic times.


Day 1: Opening process: create the field and open the space for transformation

Redirect your attention from outside to inside, practice the listening to yourself and experience the deep breath of life that is breathing within you.

The path from outside to inside

The quality of your inner space


Day 2: Ensoul your perception

Change your perceptions: experience the wonder of an ensouled world. Create your symbols, discover your mirrors, create your metaphors from your experience with nature. Add transpersonal spiritual energies.  Develop yor ability to sense. Trust your sensibility and trust your intuition. the use of imagination.


Day 3: Life Sustaining Transformation

Loving yourself, self-esteem, presence, imagination, love, harmonious life in your systemic transformation.


Day 4: The path back from inside to outside: act with your roots in your soul

Explore the future from within; Letting go, letting come.

Authenticity and the courage to speak with your voice. Show yourself. The U movement.


Day 5: Sharing, harvesting


The key lies in transforming both our capacity to see and sense, and our capacity to create. A capacity to see that no longer fragments the observer from what’s observed.

A new capacity for stillness that no longer fragments who we really are from what’s emerging. And a new capacity to create alternative realities that no longer fragments the wisdom of your head, heart and hand. A synthesis of all different facets of a single way of being. Explore the future from within.

Daily “soul check-in”, journaling on your role in life, inner conversations, inspiration from nature and transpersonal experiences are essential parts of the workshop.






Learning from Nature – Erasmus + mobility Workshop in Calabria

Apply for an Erasmus + mobility and join our Learning from Nature Workshop in September 2016, in South Italy, Calabria.

Lrarning from Nature

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Esperienze di trasformazione: Change maker festival 2015

trasformazione calabria formicoli 2015


Esperienze di Trasformazione: è questo il titolo dell’incontro internazionale Change Maker Festival 2015 in Calabria, dal 20 al 25 settembre 2015 al Villaggio Formicoli (4 km da Tropea) (

é la terza edizione del Change Maker Festival: La prima edizione è stata due anni fa (nel 2013) in Svezia, l’anno scorso a Zagabria in Croazia, e quest’anno 2015 qui in Italia in Calabria. L’anno prossimo 2016 sarà a Berlino.

Esperienze di trasformazione? Tutti ne abbiamo. Quest’incontro internazionale è un’occasione di condivisione.

Dal 20 al 25 settembre 2015.

1) Compila il modulo qui e 2) compra i biglietti su Eventbrite e 3) prenota il soggiorno

Compra i biglietti con Eventbrite su

Costi Incontro:

Per i primi 20 iscritti entro il 31.7.2015: GRATIS

Dopo il 31.7.2015, dal 21. iscritto: 100Euro

Costi pernottamento/mezza pensione

45Euro/giorno/persona/mezza pensione cena. Prenota direttamente al Villaggio Formicoli

Inizio alle ore 21 del 20.9.2015

Fine: ore 9 del 25.9.2015

Per ulteriori informazioni contatta Elena:

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