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SOLWorld Summer Retreat 2011

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SOLWorld Summer Retreat 2011

Time: August 15, 2011 at 5pm to August 20, 2011 at 10am
Location: Fontana Passugg
City/Town: Passugg-Araschgen, near Chur, Switzerland
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Event Type: summer, retreat, sf, gathering, learning, space
Organized By: The Retreaters: Sue Lickorish, Petra Mueller-Demary, Manuela Schaefer, Julia Kalenberg and other collaborators
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2011

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Event Description

"You can never step into the same river twice."  Heraclitus


Thanks to the fantastic work of the "Group of 6", last year's Summer Retreat was truly outstanding! If something is working, do more of it... and so we are delighted to be returning to this wonderful location to co-create a brand new week of experiences.


A group of around 30 SF colleagues will gather in the Swiss mountains for a professional retreat, to connect, share, learn, teach, explore, enjoy, relax, be curious, play, stretch, reflect, uplift, inspire, amaze....... the programme will emerge through 'open space' as we gather ideas and design each day together.


Once again, we will emphasise 'being here and now', enjoying the time and space to create what inspires us to stimulate our minds, refresh our bodies, warm our hearts and feed our souls.

Practical details

Maximum 32 participants, in shared rooms.

Gathering on Monday evening 5.00pm, 4 full days practical SF work, leaving at 10.00am on Saturday.

Fee: CHF 750 (includes five nights' accommodation, all meals and breaks, transfer from Chur to Fontana Passugg, programme costs, local taxes).

Fly to Zurich airport and/or take the train to Chur.

Pick up service at Chur railway station.


Because last year was just so good and news has spread, we expect this event to fill up quickly... so if you know you want to come, please secure your place early. Bookings will be taken on a 'first come, first served' basis.


Want to join us? Go ahead and register  here.


We look forward to seeing you in the mountains!


Sue, Petra, Julia, Manuela


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Comment by Sue Lickorish on July 4, 2011 at 14:21
Jesper, thank you so much for this wonderful contribution - I viewed it both ways and it's a wonderful reminder and appetiser.... :-)
Comment by Julia Kalenberg on July 4, 2011 at 10:37

When I practise yoga in the morning I think of the summer retreat and our yoga sessions with Sue there last year.

I'm so much looking forward to seeing  you all there.


Comment by Jesper H Christiansen on July 2, 2011 at 11:57
Here's a small appetiser for this years summer retreat by showing a few pics from last year.
If you want it more "the old fashioned way" you can also have a look at this:
Comment by Sue Lickorish on June 14, 2011 at 22:02

Well, our preparations are continuing nicely and we have lots of ideas to create a warm welcome and a fun, emergent, collaborative week of learning.

We are nearly full too, so now is the time to book if you want to join this amazing group of people. We hope to see you there!

Comment by Sue Lickorish on May 25, 2011 at 23:31
I am delighted that the retreat is filling with wonderful SOLWorld people and now there are just 5 places left. If you were inspired in Balatonfured and are thinking of joining us, please book your place soon. We will operate a waiting list if we are oversubscribed, in case of late cancellations... but if you don't want to miss out on an incredible experience, act fast!
Comment by Sue Lickorish on March 25, 2011 at 15:25

The extended organising team (now including John Sproson, Bruce Woodings, Gesa Niggemann and Bert Garssen) is enjoying the preparations for an amazing SF week. In a couple of months we will be bringing you more information about the structure and arrangements. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask!


Comment by Sue Lickorish on February 23, 2011 at 13:03
Now there are just 10 places left on the Retreat. It is wonderful to see it filling up so well, and I am looking forward to creating a wonderful week with you all.
Comment by Sue Lickorish on February 23, 2011 at 12:21

Hi Urs

I'm sorry you won't be joining us.. I'll miss you! But we will be very pleased to see you if you can at least visit for an evening of fun and entertainment :-)

Comment by Urs Limacher Koechlin on February 18, 2011 at 22:07

Hi dear all, my sweet daughter will start her first class in school and I will be with her and the project (I pushed a pilot project for an integrative class  - and I still hope I will be able to join for the cabaret evening...


Comment by Sue Lickorish on January 25, 2011 at 22:09

Hi Jesper & Kati

It will be great to see you, with your hands full, in whatever capacity you can make it. :-)

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