• Welcome to the Obenaus Community!

    This is a place to be, to grow, to rest, to learn, to love.

    Situated in southern Austria, among rolling green hills and vineyards, Obenaus is an experiment in living in community.
    Our vision is to create a safe and beautiful place where people can connect with nature, explore their passions and possibilities, support their health and wellbeing and be together with friends, family and community....

Systemic Work

Obenaus August Workshops 2014 (16)

Open workshops every month.

March workshops:
10-11 March 2018, Saturday 10 March only afternoon: 14:30-17:30, Sunday 09:30-17:30.

Easter workshop:
30-31 March 2018
, both full days 09:30-17:30

Next long workshop: 4-7 August 2018 combined with a systemic facilitation training.

Welcome to our open systemic constellation workshops in South Styria. Lena Jacobsson and Rainer von Leoprechting are hosts and facilitators in constellation community style and spirit. We deal here with the most diverse participants and topics. We are ready to see different systems in their combinations.

You can come to deepen your hosting in a constellation circle or bring your own complex issues to meet their solutions. The theme of your personal constellation can be topics from the very intimate to the very large systems.

You can take part in this workshop in the most flexible ways.
A half day participation contribution is 25,00 €,
a full day 45,00 €,
two days 80,00 €
four days 150,00 €.
Please count with another 30,00 € for being in the focus of a constellation, and your own issue will be dealt with.

Morning session: 09:30 to 12:45 (ca.)
Afternoon session: 14:30 to 17:30 (ca.)
Snacks included. We take lunch together in Obenaus. You are welcome to bring something along for it, like a dessert, wine, or pre-prepared meal.

If for a payment you would like to do give something else instead of Euro, just tell us your proposal, we are open.

We offer our Constellations once a month.
Give us a call or write us to reserve your place or to agree a private session.
obenaus@obenauscommunity.org or phone: +43 680 3060900 (Lena Jacobsson)

These workshops also qualify for the training in the systemic constellation community. Training participants receive further teachings, personal feedback, and are co-facilitating during the workshop. 

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Obenaus Spring Fasting 2018

At Obenaus the seasons are strongly felt. The interim time before and after winter is time to recess. Clear out body and mind. What has this year brought about? What stays? Who am I now? What is “us” now? 
The inner clearing is supported by lightening up from inside. We will fast again during 7 days this spring.

Fasting means that we do eat, yet very little. A smoothie in the morning, together with a dose of CORE with a concentrated filling from healing herbal seeds. At lunch a spoonful of honey. At dinner a broth from vegetables and a dose of SOUL, the other nourishing seeds concentrate.

Every morning and evening we practice Circle and share what’s going on with us. What is shifting? What is coming up new and familiar? Inner and outer sights. You can read our journal from the Spring Fasting 2017 in the Obenaus group on FB.

This Spring we fast from 25 February until 3 March 2018.

You can fast with us! 

Come here: Write us an email or call and tell us you’re coming. We’ll arrange a guest room here or in the direct neighborhood. Your contribution for staying here (at the farm) and fasting 7 days with us is 350,00 € all included.

Online: Join the circles online, and for your fast at home we’ll send you the Fasting Kit with some Obenaus Herbal Tea and seed nutrition in advance. This together with a clear vegetable broth is our diet for cleansing and detoxing mind, body and soul.

Register by mail with the link below for the full week or any three days of it.

7 day online fasting includes the 7 online calls every fasting day and the 7-day Fasting Kit, VAT and shipping to Austria: 85,00 €

3 day online fasting includes 3 online calls over three fasting days, and the 3-day Fasting Kit, VAT and shipping to Austria: 60.00 €

I want to join the fasting! »

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The Art of Hosting with Next Stage Organizing

13 till 15 July 2018 in Obenaus – a 3 day Art of Hosting training and inquiry

Inspired by the hosting of the Next-Stage.World Gatherings, we will explore how the Art of Hosting is best in service for the next-stage of organizations that are growing up all over the planet.

Hosting: Lena Jacobsson, Maud Raber, Rainer v. Leoprechting (and you?)*

Content: All participants with questions and insights

Learning: Practice your facilitation towards hosting. Find your own place in the unfolding of the practices. What new organizational structures and process need. 

Early bird until 31 December 2017: The financial Contribution for learning participants is only 575.00 € for the 3-day event. The regular contribution will be 625.00 in 2018!


Your stay in the Open House in Obenaus is not included in the fees.

Working times:
Arrival on Thursday, 12 July. Welcome dinner and evening gathering at 18:00.
Workshops begin at 09:30. Regular workshops end at around 17:30. Voluntary sessions are possible after that hour. We have lunches and dinners together in Obenaus.


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What we will train and practice:

  • The principles of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter
  • Meeting in and holding Circle, world café, pro action café, Open Space
    Many more formats and processes in function of your needs and learning desires
  • Being together in an intentional community – hosted by Obenaus
  • Living in tune with Human Nature and the Earth.

What will we explore:

  • How to be and work together in an organisation, where the whole Self is engaged, the work inspired by an evolutionary purpose and the work organized directly by the people doing it?
  • Who do we need to be to be productive in such an environment?
  • How do we best meet in and around such organizations?
  • What is the best contribution from Art of Hosting into the “operating systems” of next-stage organizations?
  • How does the four-fold practice of the Art of Hosting unfold the development of the practitioners and the practice?
  • What is the next stage of Art of Hosting as a consequence?

Be welcome to join with your own question!!

*We invite stewards in the Art of Hosting or Next Stage Organizing to join the inquiry. In exchange for wisdom the participation is free for stewards. We have a limited number of places.

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Action Learning

30-31 July 2018

Dissolving Problems through Asking Questions

Learn to learn like Socrates. Reflect upon your actions and prepare new actions. In just two days you learn how you set up Action Learning Circles, to lead and and guide them. Acton Learning is probably the most effective and among the fastest methods to deal with wicked or unsolvable issues and problems in small groups. And it’s funny, too.

Rainer von Leoprechting practiced and instructed Action Learning with managers of companies, EU officials in Brussels, scientists and engineers, worked with board members, management teams, project leaders, politicians or young people.
Join  his joyful work with any and every one. Be inspired to create new solutions by asking ever more questions.

Your financial contribution incl. meal, snacks and drinks: 450 EUR for both days. Morning session 09:00 till 12:30, afternoon session 14:00 till 17:00.
If you can’t come to Obenaus this time, you can train and practice online, too!

Registration and questions to:
or phone: +43 680 1327177 (Rainer von Leoprechting)

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Open House in Obenaus 2018

A Meaningful Rest for Agents of Change.
The Open House in Obenaus is a space and a place to meet people, exchange knowledge, learn new things, be inspired and playful.
A few dates for summer 2018:
13-15 July 2018: The art of hosting next stage organizing
30-31 July 2018: Action Learning training
4-7 August 2018: Systemic constellation community workshop, training and gathering
11-15 August 2018: The Art of Hosting (with) the field. From hosting the invisible to invisible hosting.
29 Aug – 2 September 2018: Circle. Gathering and practice training with specific applications.

Contact us and register for your stay at obenaus@obenauscommunity.org 


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Obenaus Community

Ewitsch 2
A-8461 Ehrenhausen

+43 680 3060900 (Lena)
+43 680 132 7177 (Rainer)