ABOUT THE GATHERING
March 5 to 20, 2020 (15 nights).
For access to our Krabi Worldschooling EcoAdventure Family Gathering, we have the Spirit Mountain Community Pass, USD200 per adult, and USD180 per child. Children 2 & under are free.
The Spirit Mountain Community Pass includes:
- Access to Spirit Mountain community space for coming together in community & connecting with other worldschooling families.
- Access to a jam packed optional daily activities itinerary (paid for separately) focusing on nature, movement, mindfulness, fun, and cultural immersion. Optional daily activities are facilitated by professionals in the field and with a small adult to child ratio (1:5).
- Three community dinners including welcome & farewell activities on Day 1 & Day 15 of the gathering.
- Three workshops/sessions for parents (Sustainable Living, Whole Life Unschooling, and Sound & Energy Healing).
- Children’s activities running alongside the parents workshops so that parents can attend child-free.
- Assistance with bungalow/ guesthouse bookings to be close to the gathering if our Spirit Mountain bungalows are fully booked.
NB: the Spirit Mountain Community Pass also covers gathering costs such as staff (including Alice, Pierre and Galie to be available from 8.30am to 8.30pm each day), and rental of the gathering space.
On top of the Community Pass, families are required to book their own accommodation. We have 6 bungalows available at our gathering site, Spirit Mountain. For other accommodation suggestions, please visit our accommodation page.
All daily activities are optional and paid for separately to the Spirit Mountain Community Pass. If you are not booking the complete package with us (with a 10% discount) please let us know ASAP which activities you would like to book for your family as we expect the daily activities to be booked out by the time the gathering commences. We will then invoice you to secure your places. Families who are not participating in a daily activity have the option to do their own thing, or catch-up with other families who have also chosen to not participate in that day’s activity.
Meals: breakfast is offered at Spirit Mountain every morning for families staying on site, and will be invoiced alongside the bungalow booking. Three community dinners are included in the gathering, and all other dinners are organised by yourselves (for our Nov/Dec 2019 gathering most families would go together in a tuk tuk to the beach or the night market for dinner). Some lunches are included in the optional daily activities – please see the Itinerary page for daily activity lunch inclusions. All other lunches are organised by yourselves.
For a full list of the optional daily actives, and their associated costs, please see our Itinerary page.
To register, please fill out our Registration Form.
We composed our itinerary with the following building blocks:
1. BUILDING ENTHUSIASM | NATURE ADVENTURE
Featuring some of the world’s best and most accessible rock climbing, caving, diving and kayaking, Thailand is amazing. Our team of responsible experts is ready to let participants experience these amazing activities fully and safely.
2. DISCOVERY | SUSTAINABLE LIVING & CULTURE
We propose hands-on learning activities in relation to permaculture and sustainable living as well as community service, learning about natural building with bamboo, composting, home-made healthy food, organic gardening, and much more, in collaboration with local communities.
3. REFLECTIONS | WELLNESS & SELF-DEVELOPMENT
We offer kids-free activities for parents focusing on mind-body meditative and ecstatic practices through Yoga, Reiki, Sound healing etc. Rock climbing and other outdoor (as well as artistic) activities will be organized for kids.
OUR WHOLE LIFE UNSCHOOLING WORKSHOP
The activities we propose, the people we will meet, and the memories we will create provide a context for sharing parenting experiences during a facilitated Whole Life Unschooling workshop.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENTS
One of our main goals is to contribute, through our activities, to a more inclusive, resilient world. We believe that in addition to the dedicated nature and self-development based activities we propose we also need to adopt sustainable entrepreneurial attitudes. Accordingly we commit to the following while designing and implementing our programs.
Your participation in this retreat will contribute directly to support local community-based mangrove restoration initiatives.
We work with local, similarly-minded entrepreneurs, communities and suppliers and encourage living and adopting circularity principles.
We ban single use plastic from our value-chains, we provide solutions to our customers and our suppliers to adopt environmental literate behaviors.
We support local biodiversity conservation projects, provide healthy, local organic food to our guests and offer composting solutions.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING WORKSHOP
SL WORKSHOP – During this interactive presentation we will start our discussion using permaculture design, which does not just apply to gardens and food production but should inform lifestyles, family and household (or campervan) management accounting for the complexity of the systems we are embedded in and that are constantly evolving. Design is by essence asking “what goes where”, and “what does what”, looking at interactions and synergies. Design involves observing, immersing ourselves, deeply understanding and respecting rhythms and patterns to insure our actions go with that flow and sustain the resilience of our family, community, and earth. We will share experiences, practical examples, methods and tools informing sustainable living whilst travelling… also debating this apparent dilemma!