Gaia Education Mini-EDE Tulum 2024

Programme Overview

Type: Face to Face (5 days)
Date:
March 24 to 28th, 2024
Residential: Optional
Facilitation: 
With Facilitators
Language: English
Certificate: 
Yes 


Location: Tulum, Mexico


Organised by:
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In partnership with:

GENNA

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, provide participants of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills to design communities, projects and organisations with stronger social systems, greater efficiency and healthier environments. 

Our immersive Face-to-Face programmes are known to have transformed lives. Previous participants have become agents of positive culture change in their communities, they’ve co-created social enterprises, co-developed innovative projects, started community-led initiatives and became trainers for sustainability themselves – to name only a few paths you can take afterwards. The EDE course equips you with skills and knowledge you will be able to put into action in any field or sector you are involved with. It also connects you to a global network of change agents and sustainability designers, people who are taking active roles in transitioning their existing communities, institutions and neighborhoods, as well as leading more joyful, more meaningful and healthier lives.


Gaia Education mini-EDE Tulum*

For many people, it is not possible to take time off  from work/family/school for a four-week immersive EDE programme. Our new mini-EDEs offer the possibility of experiencing the taste of a full EDE, maintaining the core values and following the 4D Framework, but in a shorter version.

EDE programmes and Mini-EDEs are based on the four core dimensions of Gaia Education’s Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the Social, Worldview, Ecological and Economic dimensions of sustainability. The Curriculum was developed drawing on the experience and expertise developed throughout a network of some of the most successful ecovillages and transition settings around the world.

During the mini-EDE in Tulum, we will dive into each of the core dimensions for one day, led by experienced facilitators in their fields and special guests. We will also connect with like-minded people during the RegenWeek '24 gathering.

*The course will be taught in English.
**The program is confirmed!!!

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, provide participants of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills to design communities, projects and organisations with stronger social systems, greater efficiency and healthier environments. 

Our immersive Face-to-Face programmes are known to have transformed lives. Previous participants have become agents of positive culture change in their communities, they’ve co-created social enterprises, co-developed innovative projects, started community-led initiatives and became trainers for sustainability themselves – to name only a few paths you can take afterwards. The EDE course equips you with skills and knowledge you will be able to put into action in any field or sector you are involved with. It also connects you to a global network of change agents and sustainability designers, people who are taking active roles in transitioning their existing communities, institutions and neighborhoods, as well as leading more joyful, more meaningful and healthier lives.


Gaia Education mini-EDE Tulum

For many people, it is not possible to take time off  from work/family/school for a four-week immersive EDE programme. Our new mini-EDEs offer the possibility of experiencing the taste of a full EDE, maintaining the core values and following the 4D Framework, but in a shorter version.

EDE programmes and Mini-EDEs are based on the four core dimensions of Gaia Education’s Ecovillage Design Curriculum: the Social, Worldview, Ecological and Economic dimensions of sustainability. The Curriculum was developed drawing on the experience and expertise developed throughout a network of some of the most successful ecovillages and transition settings around the world.

During the mini-EDE in Tulum, we will dive into each of the core dimensions for one day, led by experienced facilitators in their fields and special guests. We will also connect with like-minded people during the RegenWeek '24 gathering.

The course will be taught in English.

Programme Overview

Type: Face to Face (5 days)
Date:
March 24 to 28th, 2024
Residential: Optional
Facilitation: 
With Facilitators
Language: English
Certificate: 
Yes 


Location: Tulum, Mexico


Organised by:
GE2021_BRAND_LOGOMARK_FICHA (1)
In partnership with:

GENNA

Book on-site lodging here
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MINI EDE Schedule

Facilitators

Meet our facilitators and learn about the program in the Regenerative Education & Ecovillage Design Webinar, presented on January 27th.

Taisa Mattos

Taisa Mattos - Gaia Education Face-to Face Programmes Coordinator - has coordinated and taught Ecovillage Design Education Programmes since 2009, having contributed to 30 certified EDEs all over in Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Argentina and online.

Board Member of the International Communal Studies Association (ICSA).
Education & Research Coordinator at the Global Ecovillage Network (2019 - 2023), she currently serves GEN as a consultant, trainer and project manager. Project Manager of the Erasmus+ partnership project Regenerative Communities for All (ReGEN4ALL) on Ecovillage research (GEN Europe/GEN Research).

Taisa is Brazilian and works globally as a trainer and consultant in the fields of sustainability, regenerative education and community life. Author of the book Ecovillages: building a regenerative culture, she holds a master's degree in Psychosociology of Communities and Social Ecology (EICOS/UFRJ). Active member of CASA Brasil, co-founder of Terra Una Ecovillage (MG, Brazil), she also lived, for several years, in small urban communities in Rio.

Taisa Mattos
Bruce Horowitz

Bruce Horowitz

Bruce Horowitz is a certified permaculture teacher, master gardener and composter educator, ecovillage designer and consultant. He has a masters degree in Sustainable Community and has been a featured presenter at numerous events including The Envision Festival, Synergy, The Vibrant Futures Conference, and the Oregon Country Fair.

As an organizer and activist, Bruce co-founded many endeavors including a political theater group, a biofuels research coop, a community land trust and an eco-retreat center in Hawaii. He has been a board member of several non-profits including Transition Whatcom, the Cascadia Skillshare Fair and Island Earth Fair. Bruce is also a trained herbalist, a farmer, an ecstatic dance DJ and contact improv devotee.


www.ripelandscapes.com

@resilientrealms.org

A. Keala Young

A. Keala Young (pronouns he / him - ki / kin - honoring our more than human relations)
Keala is a whole systems regenerative designer with a background in the healing arts and group facilitation.
Keala began their ecovillage journey with an EDE at Findhorn in 2005 and have since been involved with many on the ground projects and permaculture and ecovillage education, co-founding an ecovillage project and serving on the board of the Global Ecovillage Network and a representative to GEN’s Network Steward Circle from North America..
As a co-director of VillageLab’s Regen Solutions initiative Keala has helped to develop the Participatory Commons framework and has been called to focus on the Social solutions as essential to the Technical solutions and is currently working to weave this Prosocial context as a contributor to the Collaborative Tech Alliance.
With a focus on co-creating trauma-informed and living-systems-informed culture, Keala brings a heart-centered and life-affirming approach to collective and collaborative learning with practical capacity building toward bioregional and planetary regeneration.
https://collaborative.tech, https://villagelab.net, https://ecovillage.org/region/genna/

A. Keala Young
Patty Rangel

Patty Rangel

Patty Rangel is a Global Ecovillage Network North America (GENNA) representative to the REGENERA ACCION MAYA movement certifying Sanctuaries of Peace under the Rights of Mother Earth.

In 2022 she was a GEN representative to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a graduate of the United Nations Summer Intensive Program (UN Headquarters in New York City) and SingularityU at NASA program in Future Studies and Forecasting.

In 2007 she was awarded Honorary Earth Guardianship by the Burning Man organization and was the recipient of the "Green Camp Award" for Entheon Village. Patty is passionate about ARTivism and empowering Indigenous Nations.

What You Will Receive?

  • Gaia Education Curriculum (digital)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Gaia Education Discounts in all online programmes;

Setting and Investment

MINI EDE - TULUM

400

USD

 DISCOUNTS:

320 USD 

special price for locals/Latin Americans

 

MINI EDE + ToT - Training of Trainers

800

USD

 ToT Training of Trainers

ToM Training of Multipliers

Mini EDE

discount on combined programmes

LAST 2 VACANCIES AT THIS PRICE


Venue

 

The Mini-EDE Tulum 2024 will be held from March 24-28th in Tulum, Mexico, at Ekumal Sanctuary, during the RegenWeek '24 -  a gathering of regenerative leaders taking place from March 21-28, 2024.

It is possible to stay on-site, in different accommodation options OR in hotels and hostels in Tulum.

Reach out to book your accommodation on-site: https://www.ekumal.com

*Please note that the course changed location from Harmony Eco-Hotel to Ekumal Sanctuary to better accommodate the program.


Book on-site lodging here

Certification

Certified by Gaia Education and the Global Ecovillage Network.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the closest airport?

A: The new Tulum airport just opened up and Cancun would be the second best option.


Q: How do I get from Cancun to Tulum?

A: Check out the Ground Transportation options on our LinkTree here:

https://travelmexicosolo.com/cancun-to-tulum/


Q: Can I book accommodations somewhere else?

A: Yes, you are free to do your own research and book elsewhere. However, we recommend staying close by or renting a car so you can join us in daily classes at Ekumal.


Q: Can we connect with other program participants to see if anyone is interested in roommates and splitting costs?

A: Yes, we will be hosting a call with participants to discuss logistics, as well as setting up a WhatsApp group for group communications.


Q: Do you have recommendations for other accommodation options in Tulum?

A: We have compiled a list of highly-rated Hostels in Tulum that is available on our LinkTree here: https://linktr.ee/ecovillagedesigneducation and there is always Airbnb.


Q: I want to arrive early to check out the archeological sites, beach, and Cenotes. Can I stay at Ekumal?

A: Probably, but it is subject to availability and you would need to book directly through their website: https://www.ekumal.com


Q: I want to go to Chichen Itza for the Spring Equinox (March 21st). What are my options?

A: This is a bucket list activity for thousands of people around the world. We recommend booking a tour with a certified guide and recommend this $45 option listed on our LinkTree: https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g150807-d17400186-Early_morning_Chichen_Itza_Cenote_and_Tequila_Tasting-Cancun_Yucatan_Peninsula.html


Q: Should I rent a car?

A: It is recommended if you’re planning to go out in the evenings/night, or drive to beach, archeological sites, or explore RegenWeek’24 happenings throughout the city. However, there are other options for local transportation (bikes, scooters, colectivo bus, carpooling with others who do rent cars).


Q: How much does this entire experience cost?

A: This is a choose-your-adventure experience where your options and needs will impact your budget. Prices will depend on whether you are staying for a week or two, whether you booked early and got the reduced rate or not, depending on your accommodation option and travel costs. 


Q: Can someone from your team work out the logistics for me?

A: We do not have an official concierge, so in the spirit of Radical Self Reliance, we ask that everyone assume responsibility for their plans and logistics. The Gaia Education experience begins the day the program starts.


Q: Can I cancel and get a refund?

A: The Gaia Education programs and accommodations are NON - REFUNDABLE. Emergency exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Become a Gaia Education Certified Trainer

Taking the ToT is part of the Gaia Education learning journey and brings you one step closer to becoming a certified trainer. The minimum requirement to be certified is to complete the following:

  1. Attend a Gaia Education Certified Face-to-Face Ecovillage Design Education programme (EDE)
  2. Complete the minimum of one dimension of the Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS)online course, focusing on the area you want to teach
  3. Attend the Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) course
  4. Pass an interview during the Gaia Education ToT. This will ascertain your suitability to be certified and included on the Gaia Education Certificated Trainers’ Rosteror determine any additional steps required to fulfil this.

Maintaining the Certificated Trainer Status

A Certified Trainer is involved in a continuous process of emergence, active engagement, innovation and development. To maintain certificated trainer status you must:

  • keep up-to-date information on the Trainers Directory.
  • regularly contribute articles, exchange ideas and share relevant information with the Global Ecovillage Educators for a Sustainable Earth (GEESE) and through other Gaia Education communication channels.
  • have a consistently positive facilitator evaluation from students and organisers.
  • have facilitated at least one Gaia Education certified face-to-face programme within two years of receiving your certification.
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