Speaking to the Stars

Mentored by

Roi Gal-Or

Location address: Crete, 74061
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For ages: 18+ years

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Standard £807
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Join Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati to explore the evolution of conciousness and questions of freedom and destiny through delving into ancient Greek myths. How do we make our choices and are we ready to face the consequences? Are we free or is there such thing as Destiny? This is an invitation for you to join Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati for an adventure exploring the evolution of consciousness and the idea of Freedom through exploring ancient Greek myths, of being directly influenced by the Gods and of Heroes trying to break free from their destiny. We will discover the visions of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and share our own biographical experiences of being led, meeting destiny, discovering Freedom and navigating under silent stars through earthly trials and triumphs, learnings and yearnings. Join us for 8 days in this Ancient Cretan landscape to explore the dwelling places of Homer's Gods and Goddesses by the sea, in caves and on mountains. Together we will discover the meeting place between Myth and autobiographical storytelling, bringing to life our personal journey , celebrating human freedom and responsibility and how they are deeply connected with nature. In the writings of Homer (1000 BC), the Gods were intimately involved in human affairs, controlling and guiding the destiny of human beings, but humans had very limited freedom. Today individual freedom is of great value, often at the expense of our relationship with the natural world. Our freedom is essential, yet we long for connection, guidance and inspiration at a time when it seems the Gods and Goddesses have grown silent. In the village of Amari, cradled in the foothills of the majestic Psiloriti (Idi) mountain, we will walk the paths of the ancients, creatively and playfully discover new ways of communicating with ourselves, with nature and with each other. With working in beautiful nature, day trips to visit the dwelling places of the Gods on the Island, fantastic food, inspiring storytelling exercises and deep philosophical reflections, this course is one of the most fun, deep and transformative storytelling processes you will ever go through! --------------------------------- Accommodation and Meals Accommodations are simple and basic with two or three beds per room and shared bathroom facilities. You will stay either in our Centre, Estia Amariou, or in the homes of local families. Guests are responsible for keeping their room clean and tidy. Sheets and towels are provided and laundry facilities are available. Fresh food is locally sourced and wherever possible organic. We use many vegetables from our garden which guests are welcome to visit. Wine and drinks are not included with the meals. Tea and coffee are provided. Each day, two guests are asked to help our cook to prepare meals and clear up. Please let us know if you have any allergies, i.e. animals, feathers, food etc or health needs or special accommodation requirements. There is a box provided for this on the online booking form. Insurance PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE TRAVEL AND PERSONAL/HEALTH INSURANCE. It is a condition of booking that you accept responsibility for your insurance cover. Friends of Amari is a not-for-profit association and does not accept any liability for any costs incurred due to: cancellations, acts of God, health problems, accidents, losses and specified risks, etc. Payment The cost includes tuition, accommodation, meals, excursions and guest membership fees. We will confirm your booking after receiving your non-refundable deposit. Please send the balance of your payment 5 weeks before the course begins. Travel To and From Crete As soon as the course is confirmed, please make your travel arrangements. We are happy to advise on your travel plans. From the UK, Easyjet operates a direct flight to Chania & Heraklio. There are many travel suggestions on our website. Please also look at our FAQ page. Membership of Friends of Amari All participants must become Guest Members of the Friends of Amari, and must fill in the Guest member Application Form before the workshop begins. The Guest Membership fee is included in the workshop price. If you wish to become a full Member of the Friends of Amari, please fill in the application form - contact us for more details. Expenses NOT included in prices: - Travel to and from Amari - Personal and travel insurance cover - Personal drinks, e.g. wine with meals
About your mentor
Roi Gal-Or
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Roi Gal-Or Roi Gal-Or, is a founder of the School of Storytelling in England. He teaches the use of storytelling in service of the environment, education, healing, peace and reconciliation. Roi works with the power of stories and the imagination to inspire connection and social transformation, foster vision, possibility and personal development. When he is not at home with his wife and 3 kids you will probably find him somewhere around the world performing or magically weaving together stories community building skills, social development games and biographical work. --------------------------------------------- Stella Kassimati Stella Kassimati is an experienced workshop leader and award winning storyteller. She teaches around the world in both Greek and English, including at Emerson College and Schumacher College, UK. Stella loves Greek myths and offers workshops on how relevant they are to us today. She has a deep passion for biographical storytelling and for enabling adults to craft and publicly perform their own or family tales with the goal of reconnecting with what it is to be human, increasing empathy and creating community. She loves teaching the craft of the storyteller because it gives people a voice and empowers them to bring more of themselves into the world and make a difference. Stella is the founding director of Friends of Amari, an international association developing a Storytelling Centre in Amari, Crete, Greece
Learning aims
Aim 1
Explore the evolution of consciousness and the idea of Freedom through exploring ancient Greek myths.
Aim 3
Discover the meeting place between Myth and autobiographical storytelling.
Aim 5
Celebrating human freedom and responsibility.
Aim 2
Learn and discover the visions of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle.
Aim 4
Learn how to bring to life our personal journeys.
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Friends of Amari, Amari, Crete, Amari, 74061
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