Art is beautiful when the hand, head and heart work together
John Ruskin (1819-1900)
In 2019 the first International Biodynamic Training Conference was held in Dornach, Switzerland. The second Conference, to be held in 2022, aims to continue building networks of collaboration and communication among biodynamic trainers globally. As we are living in quite uncertain times, we are trying to develop new ways of collaboration around the world. This year's focus will be on raising awareness and strengthening regional training initiatives. Therefore, instead of one centralized conference, we are working to organize four regional workshops in each of the 4 continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, and America).
Each region will approach the overall theme of the conference “Learning Biodynamics as a path of transformation” according to local interests, needs and contexts. Each workshop will be designed to be a learning process in itself, and at the end of each workshop there will be an online contribution to share in the most “artistic” (art of education) way the results and discoveries to the whole international community of trainers.
Meaningful learning experiences can transform the human being as a whole. We do not merely learn with our head intellectually - otherwise it’s only information-, but also with our heart, through feeling, and our hands, through doing. When biodynamic training reaches out to the threefoldness of human beings, a transformative path of self-development is enabled. How can biodynamic trainers encourage meaningful learning processes? How can they guide students through a path of self-transformation in all three fields? In the 2022 Training Conferences we want to share and deepen our experiences and reflections on this topic. Feel free to contact us for any questions or inputs.