Study sessions are broadly based on Schumacher College “head, hands & heart” learning philosophy, which means that each day has something that stimulates the mind, body and emotions.
- For the mind: introductions to different theories, for example basics of permaculture and natural building, sociocracy etc.
- For the body: morning yoga, dance nights, seasonal works done together, planting beds, building compost toilet etc.
- For the heart: meditations, listening exercises, talking circles, singing circles etc.
Throughout the course, there are many moments in the group for sharing, supporting and empowering through different practices. The most common keywords from graduates that describe the course are: teamwork, support, friendship, wholeness, developing, down to earth, diverse, positive, practical, including, opening, consistent with nature, becoming more aware, acceptance of differences, creating trust in oneself and the whole.