MoMeant to Be
19. - 28. September 2020 in Slovenia
exploration of mindfulness in youth work
We invite us to be, move, play, observe, listen, share, explore, experiment, challenge ourselves,
learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes,
and create this experience together.
Lets explore and experiment together with activities and
methods which help us to tune in into the unfolding moment
and cultivate our ability to be present.
MoMeant to Be is an 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore
“Mindfulness” in interactive and playful ways and to experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too.
Who is this training for?
The training is designed for youth workers, volunteers
and other people who work with people and want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to others, to work and to the world.
We aim to have overall number of 25 participants from
Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Romania, Latvia, Greece and France
The participants must be over 18 years old and have a
communicative level of English language, so they can
participate fully in a program that will be held in English.
This training is for youth workers who:
● want to explore and experiment with body based methods, movement, theater, dance, meditative and relaxation techniques, arts, creative expression,
● want to use and imply the learned skills in their professional work with people,
● are open to sharing their own skills and learning the skills with others,
● are motivated and willing to commit to work during the whole duration of the project (preparation, training course, follow-up activities)
What we will be doing?
● refreshing curiosity and playfulness in approaching our daily life and work
● collecting new inputs and inspiration
● improving our facilitator / trainers’ and personal skills to be more efficient, adaptable, responding to issues and demands in our work and daily life
● widening our perspectives and points of view to see new opportunities and possible approaches
By training your own awareness, acceptance, sense of initiative, you can improve the quality of your being and of your actions. We wish to support you in finding ways to be more resilient and empathic through mindfulness – by developing your skills to be fully present, listen, accept and act, by equipping you with mindfulness based tools that you can later on use in your practice.
In the 8 days together, we will be, move, play, observe, listen, share, explore, experiment, challenge ourselves, learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes, and create this experience together.
We will be exploring the principles and techniques of various mindfulness-based methodologies. We will be learning by doing.
The course will also have a strong component based on the sharing of ideas, opinions, experiences and best practices, so if you consider joining the training, start thinking of some activities, you would like to propose.
Also, bear in mind that previous experiences with mindfulness practices are not needed to attend the training.
Space holders and trainers
Project coordinator and local ninja
Where and when?
The training will happen from 19th September (arrival) to 28th September 2020 (departure)
Hostel Hiša na travniku (Hostel House on the Meadow)
It is located 20 min from the capital city Ljubljana in village Dob,
surrounded by beautiful mountains of Kamniško-Savinjske Alps.
The hostel is a part of a wider homonymous project, which combines a boutique "vintage styled" café, a
sports and recreational center with an outdoor running track and wellness.
The accomodation will be in shared rooms.
The food will be vegetarian.
See the venue here:
How to travel
To check your travel options, please, look for connections that take you to Ljubljana.
From there you will be further guided to the venue.
More detailed information about the travel arrangements to the venue will be provided to selected participants and will be assisted by the project coordinator.
Please, try to choose the most environmentally friendly form of transport e.g. bus or train.
Try to avoid short haul (<600 km) flights, and if you must fly, choose airlines with higher
occupancy rates and more efficient aircraft.
Note: Your travels cannot be further than 2 days before or after the training course.
Due to the rules of our financial grant.
As well more detailed information about the travel reimbursement will be provided to selected participants and will be assisted by the project coordinator.
The travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training
course usually within 6 - 8 weeks (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).
Slovenia - 20 EUR
Italy & Czech Republic - 180 EUR
Latvia & Romania & Greece & France- 275 EUR
ANYWAY, DON'T FORGET TO KEEP ALL YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND RECEIPTS,
we will need them to reimburse your transport!
Accommodation, food and training program are provided.
Travel costs will be reimbursed (more info above).
Participation contribution: 50 - 120 euro
(to be paid in cash upon arrival)
Money shouldnt be and obstacle for your participation.
In case you cannot effort the contribution, please contact us.
This course was co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, Mobility of youth workers.
If you wish to learn more about the programme and its opportunities, have a look here.
Health insurance will NOT be provided or reimbursed by the mobility
organizers. However, it is a mandatory requirement for all participants to
provide your own health insurance. This should cover you for the full
duration of your time in Slovenia.
When you have arranged your insurance policy, please provide us
with the details of it before you attend the training course, by sending
us a scanned copy.
If you are an EU resident, you can use the free European Health Insurance
Card (EHIC) to allow you access to public hospital treatment. Having this
card means you may be able to receive free medical treatment in the event
of an emergency, but it is NOT guaranteed. Also, please be aware that the
EHIC is NOT a travel insurance policy, it will not cover private health care,
non-emergency health costs, or being flown back to your home country.
To learn more, please go to ehic.europa.eu
Dietary, Health and Other special requiremnets
Please, inform us as soon as possible, if you have any food allergies or
special dietary requirements so that we can inform the caterers and find out if they have possibility to prepare meals that are suitable for you.
If you have any other allergies, need to take regular medications or
foresee a need for general medicines during your time in Slovenia
(for example bug spray, headache tablets, travel sickness pills, etc.)
please arrange these yourself as we are unable to provide them for you.
Likewise, if you have any health conditions, disabilities or mobility issues
that you feel we need to be aware of or that may affect your participation in
the training course activities, then please let us know what they are and
how best to assist you.
Andrej is naturally curious kid exploring the universal magic of life on his travels around the world and in different roles in multi-culti educational youth projects and initiatives. His main passion and mission is experimenting with different methods and tools and trying to bring “mind-fool” and playful approach into youth work through nature, mindfulness and movement based activities.
More about Andrej:
Antonio is an appassionate trainer who loves to craft experiences for self development, group awareness, creative expression and pursuit of a wise and joyful freedom. He facilitates workshops, for teenagers, students, youth workers and adults, using and mixing his expertise and experiences from theatrical improvisation, contemporary dance, martial arts and contact improvisation.
More about Antonio:
Nayeli loves to dance and uses her own movement research as a tool for personal growth.
She is a freelanced trainer, psychologist and psychotherapy student.
Inspired by nature, deep talks about life around the fire, authentic people and laughter.
Živa is an anthropologist, contact improviser, researcher, massage therapist. Passionate about psychology, nature, philosophy, she loves to bridge conceptual thinking and dancing. When she's not organizing events or travelling for learning new skills, she spends most of the time in Croatian Istria, gardening, renovating old stone houses, making long walks and melting with the nature.
Application and contacts
Do not book any ticket or insurance now!
First, make sure to apply for this training course
deadline for application is: 20th July 2020 at 12pm
and wait for the results of selection:
results will be published by: 1st August 2020
results with detailed information will be sent via mail to all applicants
(selected - waiting list - not selected)
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