This course is about the beginning of life. What is the Montessori approach to the
birth of a child and a family during the most delicate, precarious and fragile time?
How can we support life? Why is this a vital question for the future of humanity?
This two week long course will have two components:
● a 10 day workshop and retreat in the remote village of Decontra (Caramanico Terme) in the mountainous Abruzzo region of Italy, located two and a half hours away from Rome
● 2 days of history in the heart of Maria Montessori’s Rome.
The themes woven into this course will activate our intelligences: integrating embodied memory, instinct, direct experiences and collective knowledge. We will have some didactic lessons, but much of the time together will be spent in a retreat from the cognitive and conceptual brain, through using our hands and bodies, individual and small group creative work, dynamic discussions, playful time in nature and mindfulness practices - for the aim of developing the “new adult” within ourselves. We will begin our time together as one would have begun life: without words. Mindful silence will merge into mindful communication.
Course enrollment limited to 12 participants.
The course may fill before the application deadline of July 30.
Please send a CV and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
● Why you are interested in attending this course? ● What brought you to this work? ● What is your Montessori background? Other studies? ● What are your hobbies and interests? ● What are your creative talents: do you sew, knit, crochet, draw, paint, act, play a musical instrument, sing, dance or ...? ● Do you have any dietary restrictions, sensitivities, or any physical or mental health issues that we need to be aware of? ● Anything else you would like us to know about you?
Fee and payment information: Course fee $1350;
$350 deposit due a week after receiving the acceptance letter into the course; Remainder due by August 27