WORLDSCHOOLING IN SOUTHERN THAILAND
ECO-ADVENTURE FAMILY GATHERING
Welcome to our Worldschooling hub of Southern Thailand! An eco-adventure 10 Days gathering is a temporary community of similarly minded families sharing and exploring together approaches to learning, emancipation, sustainable living, experiencing the magic of nature and how to guide and support future contributors to a more resilient planet. We offer a well-balanced mix of environmental education, sustainable living experiences, outdoor leadership activities, cultural immersion, and self-development practices.
Our program is highly adaptable and we plan to progressively immerse participants in four key areas:
Nature, Mindfulness, and Movement: We focus on transformative learning, building confidence, outdoor leadership, nature awareness, mindfulness, and self-discipline.
Experiential Nature Education and Cultural Immersion: Krabi is rich in natural and cultural capital, and we explore these hands-on, focusing on community service, community-based natural resources conservation, permaculture, and sustainable living workshops.
Unschooling/Worldschooling Workshops: We propose activities, meet new people, and create memories that provide a context for sharing parenting experiences during facilitated workshops.
Reflections: Towards the end of the retreat, we focus on self-reflection through nature therapy, energy healing, and sound healing. These practices enable a deeper, gentle debriefing and life realignment.
Krabi, Thailand is the perfect location for our Worldschooling program, with its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will enrich your mind, body, and soul.
As our objective is transformation not just knowledge acquisition, we are using a form of pedagogy that is dedicatedly experiential, mainly self-directed and based in local reality (place-based). All learning experiences are based in nature, with focus on helping learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. We intentionally create a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks. Our approach to risk means that learners constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience. We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing, there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. We therefore, help participants to become, healthy,resilient, creative and independent learners.
HOW DOES IT WORK
To provide more flexibility we adopted the following structure: Each registering family needs to purchase a mandatory gathering pass which grants access to our venue and the interactive forum we create. Then families can choose in our activities menu and add-on to their experience. Finally select your accommodation among the ones proposed or that of your choice
GET YOUR COMMUNITY PASS
- Access to Spirit Mountain community space
- Access to a jam packed optional daily activities
- 3 community dinners including welcome & farewell activities on day 1 and 10
- 3 workshops/sessions for parents
- children’s activities running alongside parents workshops
- assistance with bungalow booking
FEE 220USD PER ADULT & 160USD per CHILD (free under 3)
BOOK OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
SELECT AS MANY ACTIVITY FROM MUNITY PASS – BOOK THE FULL PACKAGE AND GET 10% DISCOUNT
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION
SELECT YOUR PREFERRED THROUGH US FOR PREFERENTIAL RATES.
PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL
Here is our program in a few images! It is all about spending time in nature as a temporary community, learning new skills, acquiring new practical knowledge, being inspired, discovering new ways of doing and knowing, breaking through standards of living and preconceived ideas, fuelling our spirit of adventure and building resilience, and more. Wow! Lot’s of cool moments in perspective.
We recommend you to stay at Spirit Mountain bungalows for full immersion into nature right by the mountain (Limited availability).
- Price for Family BungalowFan: 900 THB per bungalow per night (2 parents 2 children)
- Price for family bungalowA/C: 1200 THB per bungalow per night (2 parents 2 children)
- Breakfast: 180 THB / person /day
- Tents/camping available
To request availability, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WE DO HAVE PREFERENTIAL DEALS FOR THESE ACCOMMODATIONS AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND CONTACTING US FOR BOOKING
The Glur Hostel ($$)
Simple house ($$)
The pavillion Anana Krabi ($$$)
ALOE Ecological Boutique Villas ($$$$)
Director & TRIP FACILITATOR
Pierre is the Research and Education Director of Global Health Asia Institute (GHAI), a think tank based at the faculty of Public Health at Mahidol University Bangkok. Creative, bold and passionate, his objective is to advance knowledge, communicate innovations and contribute to transformative education at the interface between health, the environment and sustainability. He holds a PhD in Ecology and Health from Canada and has coordinated and taught Public Health, Global Health, Holistic Health Practices, Ecology and Sustainability workshops and courses throughout the Southeast Asian region. Pierre has more than 10 years experience practicing mindfulness-based activities, such as Rock-climbing, Freediving and Mindful breathing as well as regularly leads Nature Therapy sessions. He complements his professional activities with grass root projects in Southern Thailand where he has been based with his wife and two daughters for the last six years. These projects involve 1) nature awareness and outdoor leadership activities with school children, families and individuals, 2) community-based eco-tourism development, and 3) sustainability consulting with a focus on ecological gardens and sustainable management plan design.
PROGRAM LEAD & TRIP FACILITATOR
Alice, an advocate for peaceful parenting, is an Australian worldschooling mother with a 12 year old son, Satria. For the past 6 years they have been traveling around Australia in their campervan, and take 3 trips a year overseas to explore the world and connect with other worldschooling families. Previous to this, in 2007, Alice founded and then managed a successful detox retreat business in Bali, Indonesia. Closing the business in 2013 Alice chose to take Satria out of school, focusing on home education instead. In 2016 Alice created her first worldschooling family adventure, taking a group of 6 families to Sri Lanka for a month. Inspired by this trip, in 2018 Alice created a hugely successful worldschooling trip to Bali and Gili Air with 20 families attending over the 3 weeks. In 2017 Alice had her first opportunity to present at the Project World School (PWS) Family Summit in Merida, Mexico, sharing about peaceful parenting and unschooling, and in 2018 held a worldschooling parents workshop at the PWS Family Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In June 2019 Alice co-facilitated the PWS Family Adventure in Cusco, Peru, and later in the year will be co-facilitating the Worldschooling Eco Adventure in Krabi, Thailand. Alice is passionate about bringing families together to explore the world, learning and sharing.
LEAD & TRIP FACILITATOR
Originally from France, Magalie Barilisa is a Reiki Master and Sound Therapist who has taught and lived through Reiki and the healing arts for the last 10 years. Strong of a rich international experience, Galie teaches and practices Reiki and sound healing in the context of wellness retreats and private treatment sessions. Galie also actively develops fusion yoga sets combining energy and sound healing to various yoga styles. She also leads Ecstatic Dance as well as regularly guides meditations. Magalie received her Reiki Master training from Canada and Thailand, and received her Sound Therapist training at the Kahthmandu Center of Healing, Nepal. Galie applies her understanding of wellness, spirituality and self-development approaches through her parenting, nurturing two freespirit, Luna, 8, born in canada and Nao, 4, born in Thailand. Her parenting journey started with a campervan road trip that lasted almost two years, travelling with Luna (1 yrs old) from eastern Canada to Costa Rica gathering along the way transformative teachings and memories. Galie also uses this experience beyond adult wellness retreats to design playful movement-based, yoga and sound activities for kids during school programs.
FACILITATOR & WELLNESS ADVISOR
Michael received his education degree from the University of Colorado. He has worked intensively in the experiential education field. For the last decade he has worked with numerous highschool groups from the USA on 2 week adventure and cultural experiences; he is also the Thailand coordinator for Project World School. He has been the coordinator and head instructor of the St. George’s University School of Medicine, Integrative Medicine Therapies Thailand selective for the last 10 years; educating more than 500 future doctors on the integrative therapies of Thai Massage, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga and Meditation. An avid rock climber, Michael has established many climbing routes in Thailand and works at times as a guide for Rock and Sun. Michael has been living in Thailand for 14 years with his Thai wife and is the proud father of two children.
COSTS & LOGISTICS
COMMUNITY PASS ONLY
(ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED)
Adult (16+) 220 USD / 7700THB
Child (3 – 15) 160 USD / 5700THB
Under 3 FREE
- Access to Spirit Mountain community space
- Three workshops/sessions for parents
- Children’s activities running alongside the parents workshops
- Three community dinners including welcome & farewell activities on day 1 & 10
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Daily a la carte activities
(COMMUNITY PASS + ALL ACTIVITIES )
Adult (16+) 720 USD / 25000THB
Child (3 – 15) 520 USD / 17900THB
Under 3 FREE
- All Community pass privileges
- All activities of the itinerary
- All ground transportation
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
(50% of total cost) on registration (see specific invoice that will be sent upon booking)
Any cancellation will result in the loss of the 50% deposit, although deposit can be transferred to another family. Any cancellation made up to 1 week before the start of the programme will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation made 1 week or less before the programme start will result in a total loss of funds. We re- serve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full). Should your cancellation be due to extenuating circumstances or family emergency, we will endeavour to refund your full payments, excluding your deposit, if we are able to secure.
Frequently asked questions
Spirit Mountain is located at Chong Pli Soi 6. From Krabi, arrive in Chong Pli and continue towards Nong Thale. Turn right on Chong Pli soi 6 to the end of the road and turn right again, after 100m Spirit Mountain will be on your right.
Yes, there is a public transportation service that operates from the main area of Ao Nang to 7/11 a convenient store close by our location. However, the schedule can be somewhat unreliable.
Alternatively, there are better transportation options such as taxis or motorbike rentals (we have trusted partners for this service). Additionally, we also provide bicycle rentals for your convenience in exploring the surroundings.
It is important to keep in mind that during the program period, we take care of arranging transportation for you to reach the designated activity locations. If you require airport transfers, we can accommodate that as well upon request, with additional fees.
As a Worldschooling community hub, we warmly welcome families of all ages and backgrounds. We understand the importance of finding similar age peers for your child to connect and engage with. While we cannot confirm the specific ages of attendees until the registration process is closed, we encourage you to reach out to us to request further information, we will be glad to assist you.
In our community, we encourage parents and children to participate together in all group activities. We believe that shared experiences foster strong family bonds and create memorable moments.
However, in addition to the inclusive group activities, we also offer workshops and optional activities that are specifically designed for either parents or children. This allows for individual exploration and personal growth while still maintaining a sense of togetherness within the community. We strive to provide a balanced program that caters to the needs and interests of both parents and children.
If you decide not to sign up for the full package, you still have the option to purchase a community pass. With the community pass, you can participate in various activities from our program. This allows you the flexibility to choose activities based on your preferences, even on short notice. To explore the activities we offer, please click here.