Practising for Peace Dojo
South of France, 2019
9 April at 6pm to 12 April at 2pm
Turning the wasted conflict energy into a force
for peace and well-being for everyone
"This workshop was for me an opportunity to develop - by the body and the spirit, by the movement, the presence, the consciousness - the concrete manifestation of my choice to be at peace with others."
"An art of dodging the attack that allows you to choose to stay in touch with the "attacker" without fleeing, without being inhibited and without counter-attacking. And to offer him another way of being in connection with him. It is an art that I discovered and that is useful to me."
Luc-André D., a participant in the Dojo in April 2018
We become what we practice!
You are invited to a 3-day residential workshop, in a very beautiful environment, to practice together different approaches around the posture of leadership for oneself and others as a "Peace Practitioner".
In the midst of the challenges, complexities and demands of modern life, this workshop offers an opportunity to explore ways of working from an space of peace and strength.
What is the "Practice for Peace" dojo for warriors of the heart?
The Dojo means a place to practice for your life.
‘How do I strengthen my practice of peace to respond to uncertain and fragile times
in our ever changing world?’
Exploring personal leadership and inner strength for practising to act more wisely.
How can I nourish and strengthen myself so that I can continue to work for a more peaceful and sustainable world?
How can I use my power consciously for wiser action?
How can we restore balance and center to act courageously for the world?
Who is this for?
This dojo workshop is intended for those who wish to contribute to more humanity, peace and consciousness in the world. Especially:
entrepreneurs acting in organizations, cooperatives and various businesses,
entrepreneurs who are emerging and want to embark on a new adventure,
employees (including managers, leaders, etc.) who want to become change agents in their organization, regardless of their nature or size,
students, professors or consultants who wish to strengthen their capacity to develop a horizontal organization,
all those who have already participated in a dojo of this nature or an Art of Hosting workshop and wish to strengthen their practice and physically embody the posture of the host.
In this dojo, we will:
Work to cultivate inner clarity, balance and wise action.
Bring together the principles and practices of Aikido basics as a stimulus for conversation and reflection.
Explore ways of engaging and aligning personal passion and purpose with the work we want and need to be doing in the world.
Offer an opportunity to focus on improving our sense of well-being in good company and with informed guidance.
Work with the Flow Game to sow personal clarity and wiser action.
Through this approach we will work from a place of stillness, peace and inner strength.
“The Flow Game was THE "revelation" and the craze for me! To the point that I applied for a training session to become a FLow Game "host". The Flow Game or how to reveal yourself and others, during a simple and powerful game, bringing together a small group of participants. The potential, the clarity that can be found in us are immense. After 3 hours or more of exchange .... brilliant eyes, open hearts, an unforgettable moment of intense communion!"
Gerard B. a participant in the Dojo in April 2018
This meeting is organized by Toke, Marc and Nadine.
Toke Paludan Moeller is the host and facilitator of the Dojo, a heart warrior and Aikido practitioner as well as a host of participatory leadership processes. He is the co-creator of Art of Hosting, Flow Game, Dojo Practicing for Peace and Designing for Wiser Action.
Nadine Jouanen practiced Aikido for almost 10 years and other internal martial arts for almost 30 years. Nadine is a practitioner of Art of Hosting, committed to the international and French community. She also hosts Flow Game sessions.
Marc Lévitte designs and host change processes from the Art of Hosting approach, globally and locally. He is involved in post-conflict projects.
Dates & Times
Dojo starts: Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 18:00
Dojo ends: Friday 12 April 2019 at 14:00.
Note: You are welcome to arrive earlier to settle in and stay longer and enjoy the area. Please make personal arrangements with the Domaine de Nabes.
Location: near Montpellier in the South of France
Venue: Domaine de Nabes
Ideally located in the municipality of Moureze, 4km away from the Salagou Lake, the Domaine de Nabes is surrounded by hundreds of hectares of forest. You can enjoy regenerating holidays in this heaven of peace and you can also spend short stays during a seminar or workshop. Serenity reigns in the heart of a natural living theatre with rich flora and surprising fauna. The Domaine de Nabes is settled in an ancient site dating from 27 BC.
This is a residential workshop and you can be accommodated in the Domaine de Nabes itself.
Here are the various possibilities
There are 4 houses (gite) with 3 types of room: triple or quadruple, double and single.
Gite Le Micocoulier: 8 rooms for 15 people altogether
Gite Le Chene and gite L'Arbousier each with 2 bedrooms for 4 people (1 room with a double bed and 1 room with 2 single beds).
Gite Le Genevrier with 2 bedrooms for 4 people (2 single beds in each room)
Prices: including bedsheets and towels
Triple or quadruple room: 35€ per person per night
Double: 44€ per person and per night
Single room: 88€ per night
In this Google Doc you will be able to choose your room and with whom you want to share, if you choose to do so, and if there are still some rooms available in that category.
You will make your reservation directly with the Domaine de Nabes and pay to them.
Please note: if you stay alone in a double or triple room then you will be charged the price of a single room.
The Domaine de Nabes in 45 minutes away from the city of Montpellier which has an international airport and a train station, connected to all the main cities in France, including by fast TGV train to Paris and Marseille as well as Barcelona. From Montpellier you can reach the Domaine de Nabes by car or by bus.
By Air: You can fly into Montpellier Airport international airport - a good hour drive to Les Salces. From there, you can rent a car. You can also take a shuttle to Montpellier city centre and then a bus and we will come and pick you up in RABIEUX. See below. You can also fly to Paris CDG and then take a TGV fast train to Montpellier directly from the airport.
By Train: You can take a fast TGV train directly from Paris CDG airport (4 hours) or from the centre of Paris to Montpellier Saint-Roch train station (3,5 hours).
By Bus: From Montpellier Mosson bus station you can take bus n° 303 or 485 to Bedarieux, with a stop at SALASC, 200m from the Domaine. It takes about 1 hour. Timetable here.
By Car: Here is a link to a ride share page. It will also help all of us see who is coming from where and what are the transport needs and offerings that might help each of us reach more easily the Domaine de Nabes.
Fees & Co-responsibility
This workshop is residential and accommodation is to be booked separately by first contacting Domaine de Nabès. And then paying directly to the Domaine.
Second instalment: its amount, can be 0! It will be decided by you at the end of the workshop. We will give time and attention during the workshop to open this rich conversation, reflecting on the value of the dojo for you and how we can cover the budget as a community.
A gentle reminder that early registration is encouraged so that our budget is clearer. Thank you.
The tricky thing in preparing for an event is that all the planning depends upon the number of people who come. As a result, we are trying to get the clearest possible sense of attendance in order to prepare ourselves and the venue without incurring high fees for cancellations.
If you cancel your registration on or before March 10th, you will receive a full refund of all participation fees minus a 50€ deposit.
If you cancel between the March 11th and March 31, you will receive 50% of your total fees.
From April 1th we must charge full fees.
You may of course give your place to someone else without any surcharge.
The following fees* are for participation and meals. (This is the base cost per person)
Individual Registration: 400 € .
This rate is not subject to VAT.
* This includes the practice and venue as well as the food for each day including tea breaks. Accommodation is extra, please see the specific section.
Some thoughts on fees
We want it to be possible for anyone who sincerely wants to step into this dojo and practice their passion to come. This means we are encouraging everyone who can to pay the full fee as this will provide the strongest economy for this to happen. This is why we kept it to the very minimum. We are also warmly encouraging early registration for the same reasons.
The practice of generosity
If you can pay the full fee plus make a gift of any size this will go towards sponsoring someone else’s participation. We particularly hope those on low incomes and young people/students can benefit from this generosity in the practice of peace.
If you cannot afford the full fee, please get in touch. We will absolutely do what we can to make it possible for you to join us. Think about what sort of contribution you can make to honour the experience and training being given. If you would like to speak to someone about a scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Once you have registered and completed the payment, you will receive confirmation of your place at the Dojo including some questions.
We design the Dojo based, also, on your answers to these questions. Please help us meet your needs by submitting them!